|MCC Alumni Hall of Fame
Richard C. Brienzi ’79
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer,
Nominated by John T. Smith '71
Local business leader Richard C. Brienzi brings leadership, clarity and integrity to his role as executive vice president and CFO of Ovation Payroll. A Rochester Top 100 company since 2006, Ovation Payroll provides payroll solutions to clients in 48 states and is among the fastest growing private companies in the United States.
Prior to joining Ovation Payroll in 2008, Rick worked for several leading Rochester-area companies, including LeChase Construction Services, Essex Investment Group, The DiMarco Group and the Cabot Group as well as the national firm of Coopers & Lybrand.He has extensive experience in financial and strategic management, risk assessment, human resources, information technology together with mergers and acquisitions. His was instrumental to the growth of LeChase, from improving financial reporting to assisting in expanding operations and services. After earning his associate degree in business administration from MCC, Rick earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from St. John Fisher College. He is a certified public accountant licensed in the State of New York.
Rick gives back to Greater Rochester as a director of the St. John Fisher College Accounting and Management Advisory Board, executive chair of the 2013 PGA at Oak Hill Country Club and director of the MCC Foundation Board. He is a member of the MCC Foundation’s President’s Circle and an enthusiastic former chair of the Foundation’s Alumni Committee and member of the Executive Committee. He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.