Tyler Mains Managing DirectorExpertise:
Certified Public Accountant, Corporate Finance, Valuation Specialist

BSBA Accounting, The Ohio State University


American Cancer Society

Northern Ohio Volunteer Leadership Council

Previous Member and Trustee for Columbus Volunteer Leadership Council

Licenses & Registrations:



Level 3 CFA

Tyler Mains is a Managing Director at Lazear Capital, where he provides strategic advice to clients to help them achieve their personal, professional, and philanthropic goals. He has a passion for understanding what makes entrepreneurs tick and successful companies prosper. Tyler has extensive experience valuing and analyzing privately-held companies across a wide variety of industries, geographies, and size and enjoys the opportunity to lead private business owners through a transition of their business.

Before joining Lazear Capital, Tyler worked in Asset and Wealth Management within J.P. Morgan’s Private Bank, where he advised private business owners contemplating a transition and managed investments in privately-held businesses. Prior to J.P. Morgan, he worked in the Valuation and Financial Opinion Services group of a consulting, tax, and accounting firm, specializing in valuations for the following purposes: Employee Stock Ownership Plans, estate and gift taxation, fairness opinions, mergers and acquisitions, buy-sell agreements, purchase price allocations, goodwill impairment testing, and stock options.

Tyler grew up in Columbus, Ohio and earned his BSBA in Accounting from The Ohio State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of Ohio, Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) through the American Institute of CPAs, and is a Level 3 Candidate in the Chartered Financial Analyst program. Tyler serves in a variety of capacities for the American Cancer Society, currently as a member of the Northern Ohio Volunteer Leadership Council and previously as a member of the Columbus Volunteer Leadership Council and Trustee Committee for various distinguished events. Tyler currently lives in the greater Cleveland, Ohio area with his wife, Alex, and their 3 boys.

What does a successful company culture look like to you?

I tend to view this in the lens of the most successful companies I have come across during my career. The one commonality I see most in successful companies is that the culture is one where all stakeholders are aligned. When a company is performing well and ownership, management, and employees all share in that benefit from improved or strong performance, the “row the boat in the same direction” mentality starts to become engrained in the culture throughout the company. I personally believe this is what leads to improved productivity, profits, and retention from the top to the bottom of an organization and creates a very strong, yet sustainable, culture.

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