MLA Companies is a business financial services firm located in southwest Ohio. Our team of about 30 professionals is actively serving more than 60 MLA clients across the United States.
We provide financial services from bookkeeping through M&A. Our core competency is our Fractional, or Outsource CFO team. These individuals have extensive and varied experience across multiple industries including manufacturing, construction, logistics, consumer products, and professional services.
Our approach to finance is forward-looking, meaning we work to provide the insights and guidance you need to lead your business to future growth. We offer a set of strategic services that include market growth analysis, strategic planning, business model development, and succession planning.
While we can help you prepare and plan, we can also execute to get you to your goals. Our solutions services are finance-adjacent and include business process optimization, alignment between owners and management, valuation and closed-corp stock, and governance structures.
MLA utilizes its holistic Business Redeemed process to gain a complete picture of your business and identify opportunities for growth. We work seamlessly with your other service providers, including your CPA and financial institutions.
At MLA, we believe business makes a promise to improve the lives of those it serves. We understand that business owners find fulfillment in the success of those they serve and employ.
Because of that belief, we leverage our financial expertise to look at all aspects of a business through organizational best practices. We do this in three primary ways.
We accomplish these objectives through our seven-step Business Redeemed Process. This gives us a holistic look at your business and allows us to bring the right resources to bear to position your business for the growth you desire.
From outset to execution, MLA stands ready to be your trusted advisor.
Select any of the profiles below to read how MLA has served these business owners.
Aruna Project brings freedom to enslaved women, and MLA is proud to help. Founded by Ryan and April Berg, Aruna is an impact-driven athleisure brand bringing and sustaining freedom to sex trafficking victims through employment marked by holistic care. Through Aruna’s products and events, women the world over can bring…Read More
Briggs Creative Solutions (BCS, LLC) is a full-service firm specializing in communication, civil engineering, surveying, right-of-way acquisition, and environmental science. BCS and MLA have worked together since November 2018. BCS, LLC was chartered was in 2010, and is ODOT pre-qualified in non-complex roadway design, bicycle facilities and enhancement design, limited…Read More
Caruso USA is a full-service, division of Caruso Inc based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Their distribution centers in Cincinnati, along with satellite locations across the country, enable them to service customers with customized programs on a multi-regional basis. Caruso Logistics became an MLA client in 2019 when MLA acquired LGI CFO. Caruso had been an…Read More
KT Black Services is a HUB-certified staffing company, is dedicated to providing quality staffing services, human resource solutions, and permanent placement to small and medium-sized businesses around the Texas Panhandle. MLA has been a trusted advisor to KT Black since 2006. With KT Black Services, both businesses and job seekers…Read More
PermaTrak North America is a premier provider of environmentally friendly precast concrete boardwalk and elevated greenway solutions. PermaTrak systems are engineered for design flexibility, ease of installation, and long-term durability. PermaTrak has been an MLA client since 2011. Requiring virtually no maintenance, PermaTrak is an outstanding, cost-competitive alternative to conventional…Read More
Established in 2004, RA Consultants is a private, independent firm of engineers, designers, surveyors, and professional construction inspectors working across every aspect of the water infrastructure environment. Founded by John Allen, RA has grown into locations in Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, and Louisville KY. The firm has seen significant growth over…Read More