Gregory D. Waina, CPA

Gregory D. Waina is a senior executive and trusted business adviser leading organizations through profitable high growth, financial and operational structuring and acquisition development.  As an insightful decision maker skilled at directing the creation of long-term strategy, Greg marshals corporate resources toward the successful implementation of that strategy. A strategic thinker and process oriented professional, Greg has over 25 years of diverse experience growing businesses through operational reengineering and building highly skilled and motivated teams to deliver strong business results.

Greg executes and implements growth solutions for businesses of varying size, industry, product or service.  For senior management teams, Greg provides objective day-to-day business and financial direction.  An experienced leader, Greg has strategic vision, strong operational focus and solid team building skills.  He has been the driving force in managing overall growth initiatives to operational, financial, and cash management functions.

Having the unique ability to bring together the needs of business owners, equity capital investors and financial institutions, Greg inspires the confidence and willingness needed to create a growth atmosphere.  His hands-on, roll-up-your-sleeves approach has benefited privately owned and publicly traded companies in the retail, manufacturing, distribution, service, capital goods and financing industries.

Greg founded Waina & Company in 1984 to assist established and entrepreneurial organizations operate and manage their businesses more effectively.  A graduate of The Ohio State University and a certified public accountant, he began his career at Ernst & Young analyzing the performance metrics of recognized global growth companies.  Since then, he has worked exclusively to help businesses navigate any stage of development from vision through start-up and into emerging growth.

Greg is a Certified Public Accountant licensed to practice in the State of Ohio and associated with the following organizations:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Association for Corporate Growth
  • US Chamber of Commerce
  • Dublin Chamber of Commerce
  • Community Improvement Corporation of Lake County (Trustee)
  • Lake County Development Council (Past President)
  • Euclid Family YMCA (Prior Board Member)
  • Mentor Chamber of Commerce (Prior Board Member)
  • Leadership Council of the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) (Prior Board Member)