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“VZN Group has been a key partner in the successful, “smart” growth of our company. As a first time business owner and novice to the world of accounting, I trust VZN to help keep us in-line and on-target to reach continued, sustained growth and profitability.”

~ Kent S.
Business Owner, Toledo, Ohio

VZN Bios.

William (Casey) Nowicki, CPA, Member
In a public accounting career that began in 1989, Casey has become a tax, accounting and consulting specialist, working with a wide range of businesses in various industries, gaining valuable knowledge on the needs of small-to-medium sized clients. He enjoys spending time with his family as well as golfing, coaching various youth athletics, traveling and outdoor activities.

Linda A. Velandra, CPA, Member
Linda's history with VZN goes back to 1980 and over that time, she has always enjoyed working with clients and their families to help them achieve their business and personal financial goals. Her specialties include construction and transportation accounting, real estate development, professional services and multi-state business tax issues. Linda is married and has two grown children.

John P. Monaghan, CPA, CVA, Member
A specialist in computer accounting software training and consulting, John has been a QuickBooks ProAdvisor® longer than any other accounting professional in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. He describes his December 2004 merger with VZN as "one of the best decisions I've made." John is an active member of St. Joseph Church in Sylvania and is a married father of three.

Sharon L. Gerken, CPA
With specialties in tax research and technology applications, Sharon has continually contributed to the growth of the firm through her steadfast commitment to providing the highest quality accounting service possible. Her guiding principle is to ensure that every client knows that she's "here for them" at all times. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, cooking and reading.

Teresa L. Bishop
A six-year veteran of the U.S. Navy where she served as an electronics technician, Teresa settled in the Toledo area in 1990 and joined Clendenin & Zbierajewski, CPAs – one of the precursors to VZN. Terri has been a quality asset to our tax and accounting efforts, developing rewarding relationships with her clients along the way. She resides in Waterville with her husband and son.

James M. Thomas, E.A.
A 1980 graduate of the University of Toledo with a bachelor's of business administration degree, Jim began his accounting career soon after commencement and has 12 years of experience as a corporate controller in the construction industry. Jim is married with one daughter and one granddaughter. He enjoys spending his free time boating, golfing and being with his family.

Susan Prior Andrei, CPA
With prior experience working for a "Big 4" public accounting firm, Sue has great command over personal financial services, including income tax compliance and planning. After years of residing in Falls Church, Virginia, she is delighted to be back home and is thoroughly enjoying the opportunity to help VZN clients achieve their financial goals. Sue is married and has one daughter.

Jennifer M. Bodi
A former transaction coordinator for Capital Bank, Jennifer has worked in various customer service positions, developing a strong affinity for client interaction and relationships. At VZN, she is the one to go to for notarizing documents, billing questions, scheduling appointments and general office information. Jennifer is married and has two children.

Denise Monaghan, CPA
A graduate of the University of Toledo holding a bachelor's degree in accounting, Denise is licensed by the state of Ohio as a certified public accountant. Beginning her career in 1992, she has served in a variety of roles including working in the audit department of NCOT, now known as Plante & Moran, and teaching accounting classes at Owens Community College.

Julie Murphy, CPA
A lifelong Toledo resident Julie Murphy joined VZN in 2008. From 1988 through 2008, Julie worked as a Revenue Agent in the Toledo office of the Internal Revenue Service where she audited individual, corporate and partnership returns. Julie’s knowledge of the IRS provides useful insight for clients during their dealings with this agency. Married with two children, Julie’s spare time is spent driving the soccer carpool and volunteering at school.


VZN Group, LLC, is an experienced CPA firm that provides a host of financial services, ranging from accounting, tax preparation and tax planning to consulting, bookkeeping and beyond, for clients of all kinds, including individuals and small-to-medium size businesses in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan communities, such as Sylvania, Toledo, Maumee, Perrysburg and Monroe, and others throughout the nation.

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