Resolution Experts, PC

Professional Team



Jim Schmid, CPA/ABV, CFE, CFF, CCA

Jim Schmid, CPA/ABV, CFE, CFF, CCA

Jim Schmid is the founding member and managing director of ResX, PC. He was a partner at Grant Thornton LLP (“GT”) until 2013 when started ResX with the goal of providing in-depth professional services that were responsive, cost effective, and impactful. 

Jim was the national leader of GT’s construction forensics practice and the partner in charge of GT Michigan’s Litigation and Valuation practice.  He is an engineer and a certified public accountant (CPA).  He has over 35 years of experience testifying on lost profits, intellectual property damages and/or valuation, construction claims, and business valuation.  Jim has performed hundreds of contract compliance audits for construction projects, royalty agreements, and purchase agreements.  Additionally, he has been an arbitrator in commercial disputes, neutral accountant for the court, and compliance monitor of the DOJ Washington DC.  He is twice past Chairman of the MACPA Litigation and Valuation Committee, is a member of the Finance Committee for the Detroit Athletic Club, and a member of the board of directors for the Detroit Area Construction Association (DACA) and Life Directions, a Detroit based youth mentoring charity.  Jim is a licensed CPA, accredited in business valuation by the AICPA (CPA/ABV), a Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), and a Certified Construction Auditor (CCA).  Mr. Schmid has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

Phone: (248) 533-0383 Fax: (248) 533-0379



Melissa Maiorano, CFE

Melissa Maiorano, CFE

Melissa Maiorano is a senior manager with ResX, PC and a specialist in pricing and proving damages for commercial disputes involving lost profits, business interruption, intellectual property, construction claims, and diminution in value.  Melissa is also highly experienced in fraud investigations, construction cost oversight, and construction cost auditing.  She has over 10 years of experience in discovery and analysis related to commercial disputes, fraud, and construction contract auditing.  Melissa is a Certified Fraud Examiner, has a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Detroit Mercy and a Master of Business Administration degree from Walsh College.

Phone: (248) 533-0381 Fax: (248) 533-0379



Russ Agosta

Russ Agosta

Russell Agosta is the former partner with Grant Thornton LLP (“GT”).  At GT, Russ was the National Partner in charge of the Construction Industry practice.  Russ is a highly knowledgeable consultant and expert witness on generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and on generally accepted auditing standards (GAAS).  At ResX, PC Russ provides consulting and expert witness testimony on GAAP, GAAS, and construction damages.  He is a member of the national board of directors and the Chairman of the Audit Committee for the Associated General Contractors.  Russ is also a member of the board of directors of Ziebart Corporation, a global consumer products corporation.



Nancy Pelino

Nancy Pelino

Nancy Pelino is a senior associate with ResX. She manages case documents, performs research on issues and markets, and performs analytical modeling on client engagements. Nancy has over 15 years of experience as an accountant/administrator with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Central Michigan University.

Phone: (248) 533-0384 Fax: (248) 533-0379