I spent the first 18 years of my career at Grant Thornton, which developed my appetite for working with middle market clients. I was then CFO of a publicly-held manufacturer of printed circuit boards where I learned a lot about manufacturing processes ( and possibly when to know that offshore competition will crush an industry!). Lastly I landed at Sassetti for last 20 years where I have experienced significant growth in our practice areas.
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“It is what it is!”
Illinois CPA Society, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Executive committee member of DePaul Ledger & Quill, Treasure of XPX Chicago, finance committee member for the Vincentian Western Province
BS in Accountancy, DePaul University
Golf, wine/bourbon tasting, planning vacations
Make a prediction about your industry or the clients you serve.
Technology and automation are moving at lightning speed through all industries and will be important for firm to stay ahead of the curve and prepared to assist clients through the times.
What is it about Accounting that attracted you to the field?
The ability to dig into the financial details of a company.
What drew you to Sassetti?
The opportunity for growth, work/life balance and to work with entrepreneurial clients!
Who is someone you look up to (living or passed) and why?
I would say Mr. Finnegan who was the owner of the catering service I worked at throughout high school and college. Taught me valuable life lessons while also extending responsibilities to me he knew I could handle at an early age.
Describe your work style.
Hard working, fair but deliberate. Don’t have expectations of others beyond what I expect from myself. Believe it is important to train and mentor staff.
What is your greatest accomplishment?
Growing the firm at Sassetti while raising two children with my current and ex-wife!
What is the best part of your job?
The most inspiring part of my job is the satisfaction that comes from helping a client through a situation.
What job could you see yourself doing in another job?
In another life, I could see myself in the hospitality industry!