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Whittlesey has hired
Greg LaCasse as a
tax manager in the
Hartford office. He
has 24 years of ex-
perience with both
public and private
accounting, most recently serving as
CFO for a large technology consulting
service company. Over his career he
has focused on working with clients in
the professional service, medical, real
estate, retail, wholesale, and manufac-
turing and distribution industries.
The partners of
Nicola Yester &
Company, P.C. in
Glastonbury elected
Steven V. Prigionieri
as managing partner.
Steve joined the firm
in 2010, focusing his tax, advisory, and
accounting practice in servicing pri-
vately held businesses primarily in the
construction, manufacturing, health-
care, and restaurant industries. Steve
was designated as a Certified Exit
Planning Advisor (CEPA) in 2015, hav-
ing completed the rigorous MBA-style
program of the Exit Planning Institute.
DiBella, LLC and Mugford & Co., LLC
have merged, creating Mugford &
DiBella, LLC. The firm provides a
range of accounting, bookkeeping,
payroll, and financial services for busi-
nesses and individuals. The principals
of the firm are Andrew Rosenberg,
Steve Gitberg, and Brian DiBella.
Mugford DiBella is located at 18 Vine
Street in New Britain.
Business Valuation
Update interviewed
Kenneth Pia, part-
ner-in-charge of the
Business Valuation
Services Group at
Marcum, for an ar-
ticle about serving on the Business
Valuation Committee of the American
Society of Appraisers. Ken is vice chair
of the committee.
Ed Pratesi, manag-
ing director of UHY
Advisors N.E., was
featured in the Hart-
ford Business Jour-
nal story "Business
Evaluator: Ed Pratesi
has made a career out of valuing busi-
nesses, including his own."
Stephen Pedneault,
owner of Forensic
Accounting Services,
LLC in Glastonbury,
was quoted in the
November 24 Hart-
ford Courant article
"Torrington Lottery Lawsuit Settled."
BlumShapiro Partner
Andrew Lattimer,
CPE instructor and
CTCPA Past Presi-
dent John Evanich,
and CTCPA Execu-
tive Director Bonnie
Stewart were quoted
in the December 8
Hartford
Business
Journal article "CT
CPAs warn of dire
impact of new federal
tax plan."
Reynolds + Rowella, with offices
in Ridgefield and New Canaan, was
awarded a 2017 Top Workplaces honor
by the Connecticut Post.
Several members were recently hon-
ored by the Westchester & Fairfield
County Business Journals CPA and
Financial Advisor Awards 2017:
Jeffrey W. Rossi,
managing partner
of CohnReznick's
Stamford office,
was named "Most
Trusted Advisor."
Steve Gagnon, a
partner at Reynolds
& Rowella in New
Canaan, was cited
as "Most Gener-
ous" CPA.
CTCPA Advisory
Council Chair
Michael P. Jordan,
managing director
of Andersen Tax
LLC in Greenwich,
was recognized in
the "Under 40"
category.
Several members' organizations were
honored in the Hartford Business
Journal Best of Business Awards 2017,
including:
Best Accounting Firm:
CohnReznick LLP
Best Health Insurance Provider:
ConnectiCare
Best Bank and Best Commercial
Lender: Webster Bank
Best Financial Planning Services and
Best Private Wealth Management:
Connecticut Wealth Management
Best Energy Company: Eversource
Best IT Services:
Whittlesey Technology
Best MBA Program:
University of Connecticut School
of Business
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