A 1978 accounting graduate from the Chambers College of Business and Economics and 1982 graduate of the College of Law, Gianola is president and managing director of Gianola Barnum Bechtel & Jecklin LC, where he specializes in commercial estate planning and business transactions.
Gianola has been admitted by the West Virginia Supreme Court, United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia and the United States Tax Court.
He is the board chair of Gerrick Electric Company and Director of Rockhorn, Inc. and Mountaineer Capital Holdings.
A Mountaineer football letterman, he is past chair of the WVU Letterman’s Association and a member of Mountain Honorary.
Gianola resides in Morgantown with his wife Victoria. They have two daughters, Mallory and Sara.