Todd M. Mezrah
Mr. Mezrah is the Chief Executive Officer of Mezrah Consulting (MC), an executive benefits and compensation consulting firm based in Tampa, Florida. Todd is responsible for the firm’s vision, growth, and strategic and technology initiatives. Through Mezrah Consulting’s long-term growth and success, the firm has developed a national consulting practice for enterprise, privately held, and publicly traded companies, including financial institutions. To that end, MC has developed a Bank Practice servicing a variety of financial institutions in creating and evaluating BOLI portfolios, sharing new ideas for capturing yield and providing executive benefits consulting and expertise.
His background and expertise lend itself to competent consulting on issues specific to plan design, plan funding, compliance, proxy disclosure, accounting, plan benefit security, plan implementation and administration of executive benefit programs including the utilization of a variety of funding and financing vehicles.
Mr. Mezrah initially pursued a career in Los Angeles with the Management Compensation Group as a financial analyst and with Executive Compensation Solutions as a Senior Consultant. He has authored several articles on executive compensation in various publications and, as a frequent speaker, has presented lectures on tax, legal, and accounting implications of executive compensation and benefit plans to a number of trade and professional organizations.
In 1993, Mr. Mezrah formed Mezrah Consulting which is a member of M Financial Corporation, a national firm that syndicates purchasing power, technology, and services to its broad base of clients. The primary focus of his consulting practice is to create effective tools for companies to attract and retain talent without adverse financial impact. That commitment and focus remain today. Moreover, Mr. Mezrah was the co-founder and CEO of Drawloop Technologies, a technology company that was the first to develop an enterprise cloud-based solution for automating document deliverables. Many of the Fortune 500 currently use this technology today. In 2015 Drawloop became part of Nintex, the largest cloud-based workflow company in the world. Mezrah Consulting currently utilizes this technology in its own proprietary administration platform called mapbenefits.
Mr. Mezrah is also co-founder of AZ Capital Partners, a private investment company, on the Executive Board of iControl, a SaaS-based solution in the CPG space, and on the Advisory Board of IP Capital Partners, a private equity real estate firm. Mr. Mezrah is a graduate of the University of Alabama where he obtained a B.A. in Corporate Finance and Investment Management. In addition, Mr. Mezrah received a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in employee benefits from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia.
His involvement in the community is best exemplified by his participation in The Jewish Federation, Jewish National Fund, Make a Wish, American Heart Association, and the Glazer Children’s Museum by way of the Todd and Shari Mezrah Charitable Fund. In addition, Mr. Mezrah’s industry involvement is best exemplified by his role and participation in AALU’s non-qualified plans committee in Washington D.C.
Angela Spurlin is the Chief Financial Officer of Mezrah Consulting. She oversees the financial well-being of the company and assists in developing organizational strategies by using financial and accounting information and analysis to provide strategic thinking and direction. She assists in developing financial operational strategies and initiatives by identifying key metrics and evaluating trends to resolve problems and implement positive changes.
Prior to joining Mezrah Consulting, she was the Controller of a Forbes 400 family office that owns and operates one of the largest privately held companies in the world. Angela was responsible for all financial aspects of the firm, including investment return analysis, reporting, operations of the firm and financial operations of certain private company investments. Angela has served many different roles including Vice-President of Finance of a leading provider of legal support services nationwide and Vice-President, Controller of a global private equity firm that served as the general partner in 12 private equity funds worldwide with $1.2 billion under management. Angela brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the accounting and finance area to Mezrah Consulting.
Angela holds a Master of Accountancy and Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Florida where she also graduated with honors. She is a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the Florida Institute of CPAs and American Institute of CPAs. Angela was very involved in Delta Gamma Sorority during college and as an alumnus and served in various officer positions. She also is a contributor and supporter of Free Spirit Equestrian Center & Rescue, Inc., Suncoast Kingfish Classic, Humane Society of Tampa Bay, and Christ The King Catholic School.
Katie Censoplano, Vice President of Client Success, obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of South Florida. Prior to joining Mezrah Consulting, Katie worked for a financial services company as an Operations Manager. Katie has over 20 years of client service management experience in the financial industry.
Katie is responsible for all aspects of client interactions, from the implementation of new executive benefit plans to servicing of existing client relationships. Katie leads our Implementation, Policy Service, Account Management, and Software Development teams. As the leader of the Implementation Team, she works closely with our clients to design and implement executive benefit plans that will attract and retain top talent. Our Account Management Team handles servicing our current clients in the daily administration of all executive benefit plans, including managing client relationships. Additionally, Katie is responsible for the firm’s SEC and FINRA compliance.
Michael, Vice President of Financial Analytics, obtained a Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Florida in Finance in addition to playing collegiate water polo.
Prior to joining the Mezrah team, Michael worked at Starwood Vacation Ownership Corporation. His responsibilities included financial modeling and forecasting for all of the resorts’ homeowners associations in the North Western Hemisphere.
Michael is responsible for leading the Financial Analyst team in evaluating, designing, and analyzing new and existing funding strategies and executive benefit plans including deferred compensation plans, long-term incentive plans, and supplemental executive retirement plans. His areas of focus include understanding asset/liability management, researching the best available products, and developing automated financial models and client deliverables. Tax, accounting, legal and economic issues are all important elements that Michael manages and takes into consideration on a daily basis.
Michael has also successfully completed the first level of his Charter Financial Analyst designation.