Our Valuable Team Members

<em><strong>Marilyn Landis</strong></em>
Marilyn LandisPresident & CEO
Marilyn D. Landis is the President of Basic Business Concepts, Inc., a multifaceted service firm providing the support to keep businesses financially balanced, on track and growing. Landis has over thirty years of experience in financial services.

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<strong><em>Lynn M. Landis</em></strong>
Lynn M. LandisCOO
Lynn Landis has over 25 years of business experience, having been a partner in a regional CPA firm with offices in Pittsburgh and Erie, Pennsylvania.  His experience includes auditing, management consulting, individual, business and nonprofit tax planning and compliance.  He also was director of the employee benefits practice of the firm, doing plan design consulting and retirement planning for clients.

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<strong><em>David W. Kutchko</em></strong>
David W. KutchkoAnalyst
David W. Kutchko has over 25 years as a controller and CFO in manufacturing, real estate development and management, and hospital management.

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<strong><em>Thomas J. Wolfe, Jr.</em></strong>
Thomas J. Wolfe, Jr.Senior Analyst
Tom Wolfe is a business consultant with over 13 years of experience in the financial services industry. His industry experience includes banking, trust, broker/dealer, retirement services and registered investment advisor, as well as non-profit.

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<strong><em>Michael J. Foss</em></strong>
Michael J. FossSenior Analyst
Mike Foss received his M.B.A. from Cleveland State University and B.S from Slippery Rock University. Mike is a member of Institute of Management Accountants. He has a history of having a positive impact on growth, profitability, cash flow and working capital management. Mike launched his own practice after seeing the growing need in the marketplace for part-time financial leadership by small businesses.

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<em><b>Mary Fromknecht</b></em>
Mary FromknechtAnalyst
Mary Fromknecht has over 30 years experience in both profit and non-profit environments.  Mary currently works part-time at a Human Resource Consulting firm as the Business Manager.  She is responsible for the accounting, payroll and business functions of the firm.

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<strong><em>Sheila Hryszko</em></strong>
Sheila HryszkoAnalyst
Sheila currently works part time as an accounting assistant. She is responsible for bank reconciliations and loan reserve draws. Sheila also has experience working with Quickbooks.
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<strong><em>Pat Frerkes</em></strong>
Pat FrerkesSenior Analyst

Strategic CFO with proven experience achieving scale, operating efficiencies, and appropriate metrics in all size companies; particularly skilled in start-ups and in the banking, insurance, real estate, and health care industries.  Has served as the key executive financial partner in M&A engagements.

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<em><strong>Larry Nannis</strong></em>
Larry NannisSenior Analyst
Larry Nannis, with 47 years of experience as a CPA, has made it his life’s work to provide financial management and tax advice to entrepreneurial companies and their owners at all levels of the growth curve. His areas of expertise include preparation of Financial Statements, understanding the tax code, and understanding the cost principles under the Federal Acquisition Regulations.

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<strong>Dave Horning</strong>
Dave HorningSenior Analyst
Dave Horning is proud to be a member of the Basic Business Concepts team.  Mr. Horning has been involved in business development with GBQ Consulting, Ashland Chemical and the DuPont Company.  His focus is on working with entrepreneurs on business development, corporate planning and government relations. 

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<strong>Greg Voss</strong>
Greg VossSenior Analyst
Greg Voss is a financial and business professional with over 20 years of experience in diverse business situations. He is skilled at providing business viability assessments, strategic planning, financial modeling, and cash flow management.

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<em><strong>Mike Wolnik</strong></em>
Mike WolnikSenior Analyst
Michael J. Wolnik focuses his efforts in supporting small businesses in the capacity of both Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, including strategic planning, financial planning and analysis, opportunity analysis, team building, competitor and situation reviews, operational and financial efficiency, and risk management.

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<em><strong>Barbara Bissett Kitchen</strong></em>
Barbara Bissett KitchenClient Team Leader Coordinator
Barbara Bissett Kitchen is an experienced entrepreneur, with 40 years of work history in the steel industry in Northeast Ohio. In her role as owner of two small companies, she has gained broad experience in most areas of business, including finance, sales and marketing, operations, manufacturing and quality control processes. Barbara has extensive volunteer experience in Strategic Planning for small business and enthusiastically supports entrepreneurship and small business through advocacy and volunteering.

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<strong>Julie Wiewiora </strong>
Julie Wiewiora Senior Analyst
CPA, MBA

I am a finance leader with over 30 years of experience in various finance roles including CFO.  My background is in healthcare and technology organizations. I have extensive leadership experience spearheading process implementation and workflow streamlining with the aim of augmenting the accuracy and efficiency of financial operations. I am analytical and results-driven recognized for excellence in financial forecasting, planning, and reporting. 

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<strong>Anna Heard </strong>
Anna Heard Client Manager
In her role as Client Manager for Basic Business Concepts, Anna takes care of the less glamorous but necessary task of keeping the office running smoothly. ​Anna’s favorite area of work is data management, analysis, and reporting.

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