Ed Bell has led Gries Financial’s wealth management practice since 1994. In addition to his leadership role on the firm’s management committee, his responsibilities include serving the financial needs of the firm’s high net worth and institutional clients. Prior to joining Gries Financial, Ed served in client management roles with Coopers & Lybrand (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers) and International Management Group (IMG). Ed is an attorney who received his Juris Doctor from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law and his Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy from Miami University. Ed has the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation and is a CPA (inactive). He is active in the community, currently serving on the boards of Global Cleveland and Friends of Breakthrough Schools, as well as the Audit and Finance Committee of Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. He also previously served as the Chair of the Providence House, a crisis nursery located on Cleveland’s near west side.