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Richard Tanner

CEO & Founder

(216) 328-5538

As CEO and founder of Ownership Advisors, Richard brings over 30 years of experience in counseling successful families to navigate through difficult life transitions. Early in his career, Richard became fascinated about how families of...

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Ervis Mellani

Family Legacy Planner


Ervis Mellani brings over 12 years of experience in the financial services industry. From an early age, helping his parents and other Albanian immigrant families translate, Ervis got a crash course in family and financial planning....

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Anthony Averitt

Business Development Specialist


Anthony joined Ownership Advisors following a successful career in financial services. Starting with Quicken Loans, Anthony moved through the ranks becoming a regional leader faster than anyone in company history. He was later...

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Connie Wilson

Client Advocate, Insurance Administration

Connie Wilson brings over 25 years of years of experience in the financial service industry. She views her role as client advocate very seriously and brings to Ownership Advisors clients a comprehensive understanding of the financial...

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Marla LaMarca

Financial Analyst


Marla brings a servant heart and financial wisdom to Ownership Advisors, having served very affluent families in North East Ohio for over twenty years. Starting as a CPA in the tax department of Arthur Andersen, Marla was soon asked to...

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Pam Yochum

Underwriting and Case Design Analyst

With over 25 years of experience serving the unique financial needs of high-net worth families, Pam is known for her creativity and get it done spirit. Pam loves to help people find the best and most tax efficient ways to protect and...

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