Mary Cleary

Mary Cleary

Founder and CEO, Studio501

Description

An accountant who started her career with KPMG in San Francisco, Mary Cleary moved into accounting roles with nonprofits and recognized a broader opportunity to support mission-driven organizations. In 2002, she launched Studio501 (previously Cleary Consulting Group), an accounting and fiscal management services firm for nonprofits. Her Minneapolis agency serves more than 100 nonprofit organizations across a variety of fields including arts, social services, public policy, education, health, and environment. Clients say she’s more than a consultant; Cleary serves as a financial partner, understanding each organization’s mission and how to use their limited resources to make the biggest community impact.