James T. Guzowski, President 

James T. Guzowski, CPA | CoreFocal

440.348.9215  |  24610 Detroit Rd, Westlake, OH 44145

Jim is the founder and President of CoreFocal.  His 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:

  • Individual taxation, including personal financial, estate, and retirement planning;
  • Taxation of pass-through entities, including S corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, estates and trusts;
  • 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, where he was named a partner in 1985.  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.  

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