Chief Executive Officer
Keith Venezie is the founder of The Eric Ryan Corporation (ERC). Mr. Venezie established the business in October 1990 and incorporated in 1995. Since starting the Corporation, Mr. Venezie has grown the company into one of the largest in the country that specializes in utility and telecommunication auditing and consulting. Together with his staff, the Corporation has over 500 years of experience in this industry. Mr. Venezie has built an organization that currently services over 4,500 clients in all 50 states as well as international markets such as Canada, the Caribbean, and Europe. His team of highly skilled professionals has identified over $1.5 Billion in opportunities since the company’s inception. Mr. Venezie began his career with Electronic Data Systems (EDS) as a computer analyst. He also held various positions with fortune 500 companies as a computer programmer and telecommunications manager. Mr. Venezie attended Edinboro University and Pennsylvania State University.
Chief Operations Officer
Rebecca Hink joined The ERC in March of 1992. Ms. Hink currently holds the position as Chief Operations Officer. Ms. Hink, in her position as Chief Operations Officer, is responsible for identifying and implementing operation products that help improving efficiency and reducing expense. Ms. Hink’s responsibilities also include the day-to-day management of the telecommunications auditing and help desk departments, primarily focusing on new account management and management of existing clients. Prior to joining The ERC, Ms. Hink worked in financial management for a large commercial mortgage division in Seattle, Washington. Ms. Hink attended Spokane Falls Community College and Whitworth College, both located in Washington State.
Chief Financial Officer
Mary DeCaria joined ERC August 2001. Ms. DeCaria currently is the Chief Financial Officer for the Eric Ryan Corporation. Ms. DeCaria is responsible for managing the day-to-day workflow of the administrative group and is assigned the task of managing all aspects of the pre and post audit process. As Chief Financial Officer, Ms. DeCaria has been instrumental in developing automated workflow programs that have increased productivity and maximized profit margins by an additional half-million dollars. Ms. DeCaria is also responsible for all financial matters about corporate purchasing decisions. Prior to joining The Eric Ryan Corporation, Ms. DeCaria owned and managed a commercial cleaning service. As Business Owner, Ms. DeCaria was responsible for all financial aspects of the business, including accounting, bookkeeping, payables, and receivables. Ms. DeCaria was also in the financial services industry. Ms. DeCaria attended Penn State University, studying accounting and business management.
Pittsburgh Public Schools
Butler Area Sewer Authority
How Much Does an Audit Cost?
ERC also offers a flat rate or an upfront cost per meter or per location. We do all the work for a simple upfront fee based on the size of the audit and in this scenario the client keeps all the savings and refunds.
What Is My Organization's Obligation to Implement Eric Ryan Corporation's Recommendations?
How Much of Our Organization's Time Is Required to Complete an Audit?
Very little time is required on the client side. Eric Ryan Corporation will need telecom bills from two months (i.e. local, long distance, internet, data, wireless) and utility bills for the past twelve months (i.e. natural gas, electric, water, sewer) for analysis. Eric Ryan’s team of billing experts will handle the rest.
How Long Does a Typical Audit Take?
The time it takes to complete an audit depends on the size and scope of the audit. Once we receive all the paperwork necessary from the client to perform the audit – bills for each account being audited, signed letter of authorization, copies of existing contracts, any relevant tax exemption forms, and a completed single page client info form we can complete a typical audit in a little over a month.
Couldn't We Do This on Our Own?
We often encourage our prospective clients who have the time and human resources available, to complete an internal audit on their own to do so before starting the audit process with us. However, our experience and professional relationships with the utility and telecom service providers enable us to identify more saving opportunities than most financial professionals. In fact, we often find saving opportunities other professional auditing firms miss
Is There Any Risk in Having A Utility And Or Telecom Audit?
No. The risk is in not doing an audit with Eric Ryan Corporation. With a 94% percent success rate in identifying savings opportunities for our clients. Our clients have full control of what savings opportunities they wish to implement, and our shared savings “contingency-fee” clients only pay for the savings opportunities they choose to implement.
Do I Have to Buy Any Equipment or Software to Have An Audit?
No, There is no new equipment or software to buy. The only change for you is that you will pay less and still get the same water, gas, electricity, phone, Internet, wireless, and cable services your organization depends on. However, our value-added services like energy efficiency site surveys, benchmarking, power factor correction, telecom site surveys, network design, expense management software, and other services may include recommended equipment to help your organization capture the best ROI on any capital improvements and allow your organization to better plan.