May 17, 2007
Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland-based CPA, business and financial advisory firm Skoda Minotti is pleased to announce that it has attained Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program with competencies in Microsoft Business Solutions as well as Networking Infrastructure Solutions.

As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Skoda Minotti has demonstrated expertise with Microsoft technologies and proven ability to meet customers’ needs. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners receive a rich set of benefits, including access, training and support, giving them a competitive advantage in the channel.

“We’re very proud to be one of the small number of information technology providers in the area to be a Gold Certified Partner in the Microsoft Partner Program,” said Skoda Minotti partner Jim Sacher. “The most exciting aspect of Gold Certified Partner status is the new benefits we’ll be able to offer our clients through the program.”

“Customers are looking for partner companies that can bridge the gap between their business demands and technology capabilities,” said Allison Watson, corporate vice president of the Worldwide Partner Sales and Marketing Group at Microsoft Corp. “They need to trust in a company that can act as an expert adviser for their long term strategic technology plans. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners, which have certified expertise and direct training and support from Microsoft, can build a positive customer experience with our technologies.”

Skoda Minotti also recently received word from Microsoft that the firm now ranks in top 25 percent of all Microsoft Certified Partners in the United States in terms of client satisfaction.

For more information on Skoda Minotti’s IT capabilities or to schedule a no-risk IT assessment, please contact Jim Sacher at 440-449-6800 or visit

About Skoda Minotti
Skoda Minotti is a broad-based accounting and tax, strategic planning, litigation support, financial staffing, information technologies, insurance and investment services firm. Clients of the firm range from closely-held businesses to public companies, from individuals and partnerships to corporations, trusts and estates. Skoda Minotti is an independent member of the BDO Seidman Alliance. The Alliance offers its vast resources and technical expertise to clients through over 200 firms and 360 locations across the United States and 600 firms in 99 countries globally.

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