Mauro Pambianco

Mauro Pambianco, CPA, CA, BBM
Chief Operating Officer

Fluent in English and Italian

Stern Cohen looks to Mauro for his 20 plus years’ experience as a proven leader in operations and finance roles. His track record includes deep expertise working with accounting and professional service organizations across a number of sectors.

Mauro brings a Business Management degree from Ryerson University, and a Chartered Professional Accountant designation attained while at a large national accounting firm.  His strategic approach to operationalizing a firm’s vision, coupled with his hands-on approach are a great complement to Stern Cohen’s existing team of dynamic professionals.

Throughout his career, Mauro has enjoyed the opportunity to work with and learn from many exceptional leaders. He is passionate about helping teams define and exceed expectations. He enjoys partnering with motivated and talented individuals, widening his network and creating successful business partnerships, Mauro is a long-time member of the Columbus Centre (Villa Charities) and participant in several regional CPA and other professional network groups.

Highlights of Mauro’s career include achievements in the following diverse areas:

  • Finance and administration
  • Management consulting
  • Sales and marketing
  • Coaching
  • Recruitment
  • M&A
  • Facility planning and management
  • IT systems implementation

What do you like to do outside of work?

Outside of work, I like to stay fit by running, riding and occasionally lacing up my skates. I never back down from the challenge of building or fixing something. The harder the challenge, the more fun it is!  I also love to learn about and carry forward old world traditions and ways. But first and foremost, I’m a proud father, husband and son of an elder mom.

What’s the most rewarding aspect of being a COO?

There’s a special pride that comes from seeing a group gel as a team, define what they wish to achieve (even if it seems impossible at first) and then surprise themselves with the results they achieve. Helping a team build its confidence and strength is incredibly rewarding. 

What made you want to join Stern Cohen?

I always considered Stern Cohen a forward thinking professional accounting firm, but the more I got to know the partners and people, the more I wanted to be a part of it. The Stern Cohen team loves what they do and brings tremendous value to clients. Count me in!