Founding Principal and Partner, Schanel & Associates
Glenn Schanel is a CPA and seasoned financial professional with over three decades of experience helping people and organizations manage, make sense of and benefit from their finances.
Schanel & Associates, PA. Since 1993, Glenn has been a Partner here at Schanel & Associates. He oversees areas that include: auditing, accounting, tax, business valuation, forensic accounting, litigation support and other consulting services to both business and individual clients. Glenn has worked with clients in a wide range of industries, including: financial institutions, residential homebuilders, non-profits, retail, publishing, medical practices and service businesses.
Extensive Experience. Prior to starting this firm, Glenn served as Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer at Flagler National Bank in West Palm Beach, Florida. He was the number two executive officer of this publicly held commercial bank, and was responsible for a staff of 200 employees in Finance, Acquisitions, Internal Audit, Branch Administration, Bank Operations, Data Processing, Human Resources and Marketing.
For nearly a decade-and-a-half prior to that, Glenn was employed in executive positions at firms within or related to the banking industry. His experience in this arena includes working for Arthur Andersen & Co., a “Big 8” international accounting firm.
Education. Glenn earned a B.S. in Accounting and a B.A. in History from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He earned an MBA in Finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business, where he also did two years of doctoral work in finance, economics and quantitative analysis. Glenn completed Stanford University’s Financial Management Program, as well as its Executive Program for Smaller Companies.
Certifications. Glenn became a Certified Public Accountant in New Jersey in 1975, and in Florida in 1989. He also holds the following certifications: Certified Valuation Analyst, Certified Forensic Accountant, Certified Financial Planner and Chartered Life Underwriter
Teaching. Since 1995, Glenn has been an Adjunct Professor of Accounting and Finance at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, FL. He served a similar role earlier in his career at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, NJ.
In the Community. Glenn is an active participant in the professional community, as well as within the community-at-large, including these present and past affiliations and activities:
- Florida Bar 15th Judicial Grievance Committee (2001-2004)
- Board of Directors (Treasurer- 1997-2006 and 2011-present), Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast
- Board of Directors, Kiwanis Club of Riviera Beach
- Board of Directors, Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League (2002-2006)
- Florida Institute of CPAs
- National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts
- The Institute of Business Appraisers
- Palm Beach County Budget Oversight Task Force (Mini-Grace) (1993-2003)
- Board of Directors, First City Bank of Commerce
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