Mike Manera


“Clients want to know that the person they trust to advise them has experience in their industry and an understanding of their unique challenges.”

Whether you are the owner of a closely held business, a medical professional, or a condominium board member, Mike understands what keeps you up at night. He has a high level of empathy and works hard to give clients the peace of mind that comes from knowing an experienced advisor working with you.

A Certified Management Consultant, Mike finds personal satisfaction in helping clients design a strategy to achieve their goals and overcome roadblocks. He enjoys showing clients how their performance compares to others in their industry and helping them manage growth and enhance profitability. Mike’s experience as a Certified Financial Planner makes him qualified to help clients achieve their financial and retirement goals, too.

This comprehensive approach to advising clients is what differentiates RLB from other accounting firms, Mike says.

“We don’t put the cart before the horse. We listen to people and find out their personal and business goals first. Then we figure out how to help make those goals a reality.”

After 40 years with RLB, Mike enjoys working with clients the most. The lifetime Guelph resident spends time participating in the community. He is the treasurer on his church board, a member of the Guelph Kiwanis Club and the appeals committee of the Ontario Institute of Chartered Accountants. He is proud that the Canadian Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants recognized his community contributions in 2003 by naming him a Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant.

A husband and father of four, Mike is energized by his family, community and client-service activities. “By nature, I love working and being busy and using my skill set to help people.”