MacKinlay, Robert


  Cleveland, Ohio, USA
 +1 216 774 1181
 +1 216 579 0111
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President, Private Company Services

As president of Cohen & Company’s Private Company Services, Rob’s responsibilities revolve around leading the firm’s accounting and consulting practices. He is directly responsible for the private company practice's profitability; growth, hiring, training and retention efforts; and strategic and tactical initiatives.

Using his other core skill sets, Rob still serves many of the firm’s clients in a variety of ways. A businessman at heart, Rob relishes being on-site with clients, helping owners assess their business and tackle strategic issues such as growth, employment and working capital. He uses his business background and easygoing communication style to serve as a facilitator for many of his clients’ strategic business meetings. He also serves as the technical partner on many firm audit engagements and leads small- and large-scope audits, reviews and compilations for privately held businesses in the manufacturing, professional services, technology and wholesale/distribution industries. His clients range from pre-revenue to $800 million in revenue.

Rob has expertise in a variety of accounting issues, business combinations, derivatives, stock-based compensation, internal processes and controls, process re-engineering, risk management, foreign currency translations and fair value measurements. He also has deep experience in the intricacies of buy- and sell-side due diligence engagements for private equity firms, venture capital and private companies, and has expertise in employee benefit plan audits as well.

Learn more about Rob.