Visiting Committee Member Profile

James T. Guzowski

James T. Guzowski
Managing Director
CoreFocal, Inc.

Jim joined CoreFocal as Managing Director in 2003 upon the formation of the company, a professional services firm focusing on accounting and tax services. In addition to developing business for the growing office, Jim’s responsibilities include serving individual and closely-held business clients, assisting them with their business planning, tax, estate and financial planning needs. His areas of specialization include:

  • Taxation of pass-through entities, including S-Corps, partnerships, LLCs, estates, and trusts;
  • Individual taxation, including personal financial, estate, retirement, and compensation planning;
  • Succession planning for closely-held enterprises; and
  • Acquisition, merger and divestiture transactions.

Prior to joining CoreFocal, Jim was a member of the Cleveland office of the international accounting and consulting firm of KPMG, LLP. During his tenure at KPMG, Jim was the Partner-in-Charge of the Cleveland tax practice, and was responsible for operations, human resources, product and service development and client satisfaction while serving a wide variety of clients, from individuals to publicly held multinational corporations. He also was a representative on the firm’s Tax Technology Committee, which oversaw development and implementation of national technology strategies for firm-wide tax services.

Jim is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Financial Planner®.


  • B.B.A., Accounting, Cleveland State University, 1974


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Financial Planning Association

Community Affiliations

  • Cleveland State University, College of Business Visiting Committee, Past Chair
  • Alexia Manor Housing Corporation, Secretary and Member, Board of Trustees
  • Magnificat High School, Strategic Planning Committee, Member
  • St. Alexis Hospital Medical Center and Junior Achievement of Cleveland, past Trustee
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Mailing Address
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue, BU 420
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Campus Location
Monte Ahuja Hall, Room 420
1860 Euclid Avenue
Phone: 216.687.3786

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