Diversity and Inclusion, Financial Planning
Luis Cartagena is passionate about helping others find success through education and entrepreneurship. As President/CEO of Cartagena CPA & Consultants, LLC he provides accounting, tax, financial management and consulting services to individuals, and small to medium size companies.
In his previous role as Inclusion Officer for Cuyahoga County, he focused on providing diversity outreach to vendors, potential vendors, stakeholders, and the community. Cartagena also provided support internally and externally regarding the County’s inclusion initiatives.
Cartagena worked as the Strategic Planning Business Advisor with the Minority Business Development Agency Business Center – Cleveland, where he assisted minority-owned business enterprises in creating and retaining jobs via access to procurement opportunities in both the private and public sector. He also assisted firms in securing access to capital via venture capital, microlending, or government supported loan guarantee programs.
Luis strongly believes in the power of developing strong communities and relationships, which is evidenced by his willingness to volunteer. Cartagena serves as Treasurer on the Board of Trustees for Saint Luke’s Foundation and is the Board Chair for the MetroWest Community Development Organization, which services multiple wards within the City of Cleveland. Cartagena is also a member of the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Audit Committee and Cuyahoga Arts; Culture Audit and Finance Advisory Committee.
Luis is a State of Ohio licensed Certified Public Accountant. He holds an MBA in Financial Planning and Accounting from Ursuline College. A proud Clevelander, Cartagena is married and has three children.