Chief Financial Officer
With 30 years of experience in both non-profit and for-profit settings, Giovanni Cozzarelli joined Advancement Project as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in October 2011. As CFO, Cozzarelli is responsible for overseeing the financial and accounting functions of the DC and California offices, works with the Board of Directors’ finance committee, supervises business operations, IT, strategic planning, human resources, etc. Cozzarelli was formerly the CFO and acting CEO for American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence, Executive Director of Loudoun County Small Business Development Center and has held other highly visible senior level positions in the United States as well as in Ecuador. Cozzarelli is a graduate of University of Pittsburgh where he received his Masters in Economics & Diploma in Latin American Studies and a Bachelors Degree from Catholic University, in Ecuador.