Our leadership team is made up of like-minded visionaries — capable, trusted partners who work together with you to understand your company and personal goals.

Michael H. Sharp, CPA

Executive Chairman

Mike founded Sharp Financial in 1993 and has over 30 years of experience in public accounting, financial, and tax-advisory services. He has advised business owners across a wide range of industries, developing expertise in the pharmaceutical, advertising, construction, real estate, retail, distribution and professional sports industries.

Mike graduated magna cum laude from Slippery Rock University, where he earned a BS degree in accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant, and also holds various securities and insurance licenses nationally.

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Vincent Rogusky

President and Chief Executive Officer

Vince has over 25 years of entrepreneurial and executive management experience leading businesses in a variety of industries. Vince’s expertise spans business strategy and execution, finance, venture capital and private equity, international business, strategic partnerships, transaction management, enterprise software technology, business development, sales and marketing, product development and business operations. He has worked across the financial services, healthcare, SaaS/Cloud software technology, electronics and real estate industries. An enthusiastic leader with an open management style, Vince is known for his creative approach, innovation and team building. He earned a BS in mechanical engineering from Lehigh University.

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Shawn Petri

Chief Financial Officer

Shawn manages all finance and operations for Sharp Financial. He has spent more than 20 years in financial and operational roles for a variety of companies coast to coast, from health and pharmaceutical firms to agencies and studios in the entertainment industry. In addition, Shawn is an active community volunteer and is committed to ongoing education.

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Isaac Lepro, CFA, CPA

Chief Operating Officer

Isaac is a seasoned business strategy and operations leader with over 18 years of experience. He specialized in helping business owners expand their value by defining & executing growth and profitability plans, and positioning them in the best light to capital partners. Isaac’s experience spans roles in financial markets, consulting, and turnaround expertise, across a range of industries and company sizes, with deep expertise in helping clients who own or manage financial instruments & real estate with investment decisions, risk management, and financial reporting. As collaborative leader, Isaac excels at problem-solving and identifying innovative solutions to challenges. With a CPA and CFA charter, Isaac holds a BS in Economics from Penn State University, and a M.S. in Accounting from George Washington University.  

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Paul S. Newman, CPA

Partner, Accounting & Tax

Joining Sharp Financial in 1996, Paul has over 30 years of professional experience, specifically serving small- and medium-sized companies in the pharmaceutical, construction, real estate and retail industries. By using his deep knowledge of the tax code and corporate structures, Paul has been instrumental in developing and executing tax and business strategies tailor made for our clients’ needs. Paul graduated magna cum laude from Temple University’s Fox School of Business, where he obtained a BBA degree in accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

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Kevin Henry, CPA

Managing Director, Accounting & Tax

Kevin has over thirty years of experience in public accounting working for local, regional and national accounting firms. He provides accounting, auditing, tax, valuation and merger and acquisition advice to privately held, owner operated businesses. His industry experience includes services to professional service corporations, nonprofit entities, manufacturers, distribution companies, real estate developers, technology companies, broker-dealers, financial services, contractors and insurance companies. Kevin is a Certified Public Accountant with memberships to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and holds a BS in accounting from West Chester University.

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April M. Collins

Director of Wealth Management

Joining the firm in 2001, April oversees the operations of the wealth management and family office services teams at Sharp Financial. As a major part of this role, she maintains relationships with the firm’s ultra-high net worth clientele. April has 17 years of experience in the financial services industry across accounting, tax and comprehensive wealth planning, and is a member of The Sharp Financial Group’s executive team. Previously, April was media planner at a global advertising agency in New York City. April obtained a BS in business administration from Elon University.

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Stephan Colglazier, CFA, CAIA

Chief Investment Officer

Stephan joins Sharp Financial with a broad range of experiences, now entering his 25th year in the industry.  Most recently, Stephan served as a Senior Portfolio Manager and Advisor for high-net-worth clients at Regions Private Wealth, a division of Regions Bank (NYSE: RF).  He focused on strong client relationships, business development and directing asset management for clients.  Prior to joining Regions, Stephan worked as a Portfolio Manager, with a focus on Sustainability in Water and Agriculture, for both Eco Alpha and Summit Global.  Stephan earned Chartered Financial Analyst and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designations while working at firms such as Northern Trust and GE Private Asset Management.

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Pat Laphen

Managing Director, Investment Banking

Pat joined the firm with over 25 years of diversified experience in the private equity, banking and financial services industry.  He is a skilled executive with a demonstrated history of helping businesses develop a strategy for growth and executing on that plan.  His career has provided him with the opportunity of sitting on every side of the table, advising, acquiring, operating, financing, and exiting privately-held, family-owned, lower middle market businesses.  This diverse experience provides him with the unique insight to help business owners as they progress through the various life cycles of their business from start-up, to growth, to eventual transition. He is active in a number of industry and community organizations as a current or prior board member of multiple area non-profit organizations such as The Be Kind Initiative, Little Smiles Philadelphia, Malvern Retreat House, and the Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center (DVIRC).  Pat earned his BS and MBA from Jefferson University.

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