About Jonathan

Jon J. Shoop serves as the Office Managing Partner for the Cleveland, Ohio office and leads the Firm’s Midwest Consumer & Industrial Products Team.

Jon has over 20+ years of experience serving manufacturing, distribution, and service business clients throughout Ohio. He delivers value to clients by providing external audit and attest services, tax planning, and advisory services such as strategic planning, outsourced CFO services, and mergers and acquisition consulting.

Prior to joining the Firm, Jon honed his skills as a manager in external financial reporting for a Cleveland-based manufacturing company, following a managerial role in the Audit practice of a global accounting firm. There, he was instrumental in managing fieldwork teams for PCAOB and private company audits, focusing particularly on the manufacturing and distribution industry.

Jon is an active participant in industry leadership through his involvement with civic programs and a commitment to continuous process improvement, as evidenced by his Lean/Six Sigma Green Belt certification. His contributions to the manufacturing community are further exemplified by his role as Treasurer for Manufacturing Works, a Cleveland-based organization dedicated to supporting regional manufacturers.

In addition, Jon has been at the forefront of the creation and ongoing development of Marcum’s National Manufacturing Survey, an annual publication that gathers insights from a wide array of industry professionals across the country.

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA)
  • Founder of Advocate Advisors, which provides representative bill-pay services to the chemically dependent and those with mental illness in Lake and Cuyahoga Counties
  • Ravenwood Mental Health Center, former Board President
  • Kent State University, Accounting Advisory Council, Member
  • Manufacturing Works, Board Treasurer
  • LEAN/Six Sigma Green Belt Certification

Articles, Seminars & Presentations

Practice Focus

Performing Attest Services for Private Middle Market, Closely Held Companies
Buy/Sell Due Diligence
Technical Accounting Consultations
Performing Cost Studies/Margin Analyses on Client & Product Profitability


Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, magna cum caude
Kent State University


LEAN/Six Sigma Green
Belt Certification