Bellamy Named CEO of Cohen & Co.

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Effective June 1, Chris Bellamy will succeed Randy Myeroff as CEO of Cohen and Co.

For 25 years, Myeroff has served as CEO of the national accounting and advisory firm, which operates an office in downtown Youngstown. After the transition, he will serve as non-executive chairman.

“My absolute confidence in, and enthusiasm for, our next generation of leaders — who add to our momentum every day with their amazing energy, leadership skills and business acumen — have made this transition process remarkably rewarding and natural,” Myeroff said in a company release. “Great organizations invest heavily in leadership development, are always thinking about what’s next and proactively plan for succession at all critical levels. That’s how we maintain continuity of culture and stay laser focused on talent development and service to our clients.”

Bellamy is the firm’s fourth CEO, following founder Ron Cohen (1977-1989), Rich Bongorno (1990-1996) and Myeroff. He joined the firm in 1999 serving private companies until the launch of the firm’s nationally recognized investment industry practice in 2004, according to the release.

Bellamy has led many of the firm’s geographic expansion and talent acquisition initiatives in key markets, further accelerating growth and depth of talent, according to the release. He was appointed president of the firm in 2020 and focused on driving the strategic direction, growth and development related to the firm’s go-to-market efforts through industry verticals and client-focused enterprise solutions.

“My journey to this moment has been defined by the relationships I have with our partners, clients and the Cohen & Co. team, and by my desire to compete hard for the best people in the market. That will allow us to provide tremendous service and superior value to our clients,” Bellamy said in the release. “I’m humbled by the trust and faith my fellow partners have in me to build on the legacy of excellence that started with our founder Ron Cohen and has carried on for our nearly 45-year history.”

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.