Our Chairman & CSO
"To provide businesses a partnering solution inclusive of strategic engagement; infrastructural support; and transactional execution to facilitate clients' organizational success plan."
- Vision Statement
Richard Cannaday is the Chairman and Chief Strategic Officer of PP&A Corporation. Richard holds certifications as an MBA with over 30 years of senior financial and strategic business experience. Richard has proven experience in all aspects of running a successful business. He has a strong financial background, having served at various levels of financial management with the responsibility to lead both large and small companies. His industry level experience includes semiconductor; construction; real estate management; consumer goods; professional employer organizations; food service; insurance and other financial related services. Richard has extensive experience as a strategic executive, developing key strategies, and then managing implementation. He is a focused problem solver and is able to effectively communicate across all organizational disciplines in order to achieve targeted results.
Richard Cannaday was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mason & Mickens Financial Solutions, Inc. with California offices located in Silicon Valley and Orange County. Mason & Mickens is a full service financial company for entrepreneurial individuals and small to medium sized businesses that have specific and challenging demands for service and quality. The company has now merged with PP&A nationwide. Richard provides various levels of tax compliance services, financial analysis, strategic planning, accounting, and staffing solutions.
Richard began his career with Pharmavite (Nature Made Vitamins) in San Fernando Valley and later was a member of the financial merger team for Sanyo-Fisher. He served in various controllership and strategic officer management roles for Schlumberger LTD in the technology, utilities, and public works construction divisions for more than ten years. One of the pinnacles of Richard’s success while at Schlumberger consisted of his supervision of the $700M Illinois Power Project related to the historic flagship deployment of smart meters (utilities).
Richard was also a pioneer in the labor leasing industry from the 80’s as Controller for TransLabor Leasing in Santa Ana, CA. This industry preceded the now popular PEO’s as they are referred to today. Richard played a vital role in the divestiture, carve-out, and spin-off of the billion semi-conductor business from Schlumberger LTD. Following the IPO of the new entity, NPTest, Richard authored the revenue recognition policy and was responsible for revenue administration worldwide.
Richard’s broad business strategic and financial experience, as well as his specialized skills in improving operations and sales effectiveness, provides the unique talents to offer practical guidance and leadership to a wide range of companies.
Richard is an active member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.