On April 19, 2013, The George W. Daverio School of Accountancy Annual Awards Banquet was held to honor students, alumni and professionals.
The faculty and staff of the George W. Daverio School of Accountancy wish to thank BCG & Co., our primary sponsor, as well as the following table sponsors:
CLASS OF ‘78Rich Martorano graduated from the University of Akron in 1978 with a B.S. degree in Accounting. Rich, a native of Bridgewater, New Jersey, attended The University of Akron on a Herman Muehlstein Scholarship. During his time at the University, he was involved in many activities, including varsity baseball, Residence Hall Programming Board, the Accounting Association, and served as a Resident Assistant. He was a member of several scholastic honoraries including Beta Alpha Psi, Beta Gamma Sigma, Mortar Board, and Omicron Delta Kappa. Rich also started his graduate program at The University of Akron, but ultimately received his MBA – Finance from the University of Memphis.
CAMERON RUBINO, CLASS OF ‘98
ORTHOHELIX SURGICAL DESIGNS, INC.
Cameron Rubino is currently the VP of Finance at OrthoHelix Surgical Designs, Inc., a medical device company located in Medina, Ohio. Prior to OrthoHelix being acquired in October, 2012 he was the CFO of the company, responsible for overseeing the finance and accounting functions. Cameron was instrumental in the fundraising process for the company through both dilutive and non-dilutive financings and also managed all aspects of financial reporting since joining the company in 2007. As a member of the senior leadership team he helped growth OrthoHelix from $1 million in revenue in 2006 to nearly $30 million in 2012 resulting in an increase in the company’s valuation from $3 million to over $135 million during that period of time. The sale of OrthoHelix in 2012 resulted in a return to investors of over 6 times their invested capital and was one of the most significant venture capital exits in Northeast Ohio during the year. For his contribution to the success of OrthoHelix, Mr. Rubino was awarded CFO of the Year in 2011 for the medium-sized private company category by Crain’s Cleveland Business.
Andrew W. Bernat, J.D., The Sherwin-Williams CompanyAndrew Bernat currently serves as tax counsel for The Sherwin-Williams Company in Cleveland. Mr. Bernat’s primary responsibilities include assisting the company in the resolution of federal, state, and local tax controversies; researching, planning, and structuring the company's mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures; and providing the company with a wide range of other tax and compliance advice. Previously, Mr. Bernat was an attorney with Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLP where he handled federal, state and local tax controversies and transactional matters. For the University, he teaches Individual Taxation, Business Entity Taxation, Federal Taxation, Corporate Taxation I, and is the Site Coordinator for the University's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) clinic. He also serves on MTax Governance Boards and teaches Becker CPA Exam review courses.