About Us

Who we are is who we serve...

The people we serve come many forms, however the best ones appreciate our partnership together in building a plan that aligns with our core values.


Some are start-up, some are reinventing, some in succession.  It really doesn’t matter, businesses are in different stages because the owners are in different stages all the time, and that’s the gratifying part.  We have advised on many, many situations from beginning to end.  Our job is to share them with you.


Laudato & Company, Inc began in 2003 with a plan to help as many people as possible.  That really hasn’t changed.   It’s more defined today, because we are more committed to core values.  Objectivity, trust and reliance is what we use to serve.


We have become the people we serve. A combination of risk-takers and believers with passion and vision to fulfill a larger purpose.  Become a part of us!

James Laudato

James Laudato, Founder


Jim is a Certified Public Accountant by trade, but a coach at heart.  He has been operating Laudato & Company, Inc.  since its inception in 2003, and is graduate of Cleveland State University.   He is a member of the American Institute of Public Accountants, Ohio Society of CPA, treasurer for Leadership Geauga, President of Chardon Athletic Boosters and parishioner St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Chardon.


Jim also is a leadership guide of telos leadership ventures, a unique personal and professional development journey that guides participants through ambitious physical adventures in awe-inspiring locations around the world.


Jim has held other community board related positions over the years and likes to highlight his ability to make a positive impact and change on any situation.   “Serve people, manage things, count blessings” is the centerpiece of what he does.   Trained in accounting and tax, but moved by personal inspiration to be better and LIBTIFY – (leave it better than you found it).  This philosophy sets the stage for his purpose.


Jim resides in Chardon with his wife Kelly and children Michael and Lauren whom attend Chardon High School.

Maria A Casamatta


Maria has been in the accounting profession for 32 years. While raising her family she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Degree in 2005. She is also a graduate of Leadership Geauga the class of 2011. Maria is currently the treasurer for the Munson Mills Subdivision II. She was a 4H advisor for several years.


Maria works on a wide array of clients from manufacturing, healthcare and farming. Her greatest strength is her desire to listen to their needs and arrive at solutions to assist them. She enjoys her many interactions with clients and considers many to be her friends. It is one of the areas of her job that she enjoys the most.


Maria lives in Munson Township with her husband Dean and daughters Amelia and Amanda. She enjoys spending her time gardening, reading and crafting.



Gina Zivoder


Gina comes to Laudato & Company with an enthusiasm to get back into her passion of accounting and helping others. She has several years of accounting, finance and auditing experience. She is a graduate of Bowling Green State University with a degree in Accounting and John Carroll University with a Master’s in Business Administration.


Gina is excited to be a part of the Laudato & Company team and follow their values of serving people, managing things and counting blessings. She loves meeting new people and looks forward to working with her clients. She hopes to establish superior working relationships that exceed her client’s expectations and business objectives.


Gina resides in Munson Township with her three greatest blessings Vincenzo, Roma and Angelo.

Sharon Roediger


Sharon joined Laudato & Company in the fall of 2016 as the office administrator. She is a graduate of Bowling Green State University and Leadership Geauga Class of 2005. She is passionate about building strong relationships and providing superior customer service.


Sharon takes a lot of pride in being active in the community and seeks out the opportunity to give back. She has volunteered with Womensafe, Chardon Area Chamber of Commerce and Job & Family Services, and currently is on the Leadership Geauga board of trustees, a member of Red Key Network, United Way’s Women’s Leadership Council and Munson PTO.


Sharon lives in Munson Township with her husband, Tad and children Courtney and Ty. She enjoys spending her time being outside, running, playing golf and traveling with her family.