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Joe Laugherty

Co-Founder and Managing Partner
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Joe is a lifelong Cincy native and former public accountant, where his experience allows him to excel in addressing finance, tech and compliance issues that companies face with custom consulting and/or resource solutions. Other roles he plays are dad, brother, son, Cincy sports fan, bourbon enthusiast, and traveler.

He is a co-founder and managing partner of Vaco Cincinnati.  Under his leadership, after eight years, the Cincinnati office is the fastest launched market in Vaco history.  Vaco has been honored as a Fast 55 Finalist, in recognition of the firm’s exponential growth.  He is an Executive Committee member for both REDI and ACG Cincinnati and is a member of FEI.  He leads the Nick Erdy Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to Joe’s childhood friend who was killed in Iraq in 2005.

Leah Bodenmiller

Director, Advisory Services Practice
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Leah Bodenmiller is a Director in the Advisory Services Practice of Vaco Cincinnati, a role she has held for nearly four years. She is a graduate of Ohio University.  Leah is a member of ACG Cincinnati Women’s’ Committee.

Brendan Fowler

Managing Director, Advisory Practice
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Brendan Fowler is a Managing Director in the Advisory Practice of Vaco Cincinnati, a role he has served for almost seven years.  He is a graduate of the University of Dayton.   Brendan volunteers with Paint the Town and the Dragonfly Foundation.  He is also the co-chair of ACG Cincinnati’s Executive Career Transition Roundtable, a group that helps executives in private equity ideate their next career step.