Marvin Garland

Tallahassee, FL
34 Years of Experience

About Marvin Garland

Marvin is a professional leader with more than 30 years of achievement in executive leadership, financial management, and strategic planning in a variety of industries. He has achieved results managing marketing, operations, sales, human resources, technology, finance, accounting and product development. During his previous role at LEVERAGE, Marvin was responsible for financial management of all companies and growing the organization through acquisitions. During that time, he completed multiple acquisitions, negotiated the exit of product lines and executed the business plan for various start-up companies.

Previous positions included Chief Auditor, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Innovations Officer while working with companies providing the following solutions;

  • Financial services to Credit Unions
  • Small business lending including SBA
  • Auto lending
  • Executive recruiting
  • Technology
  • Insurance
  • Audit & compliance
  • Event management
  • Vendor management
  • Construction
  • Retail

I was blessed to grow up working in our family’s small businesses and experienced first-hand the challenges of an entrepreneur. The values of hard work, trust and always doing the right thing served us well. After experiencing the growth and challenges in our family’s business I have a deep appreciation for the role a trusted adviser can provide.

Demonstrated experience:

  • Board & Investor Relations
  • Growth & Exit Strategies
  • Product, Research & Development
  • Budget, Forecasting & Spend Analysis
  • Contract Pricing, Strategies & Negotiations
  • Process Improvement
  • Product Innovation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Strategic Partnership Development

Other Info


  • Florida State University

Certificates & Licenses:

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Certified Business Transition Expert
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce
  • Network of Entrepreneurs & Business Advocates
  • Tallahassee Regional Estate Planning Council
  • Florida Society of Association Executives

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