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 board member of a condominium, Mike knows 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 is in your corner.

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, as well as helping them manage growth and enhance profitability. Mike’s experience as a Certified Financial Planner makes him qualified to help clients achieve their personal dreams, 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 folks and find out their personal and business goals first. Then we figure out how to help make those goals a reality.”

After 30 years with RLB, Mike says he “still gets pumped up to come into work.” The lifetime Guelph resident spends almost as much time participating in the community as he does in the office. He is treasurer on his church board, active in a local political association and is 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 Accountants recognized his community contributions in 2003 by naming him a Fellow Chartered 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 folks.”