CironeFriedberg Welcomes New Principal to Growing CPA Firm

February 11, 2021

CironeFriedberg, LLP is pleased to announce its expansion with new Principal, Patrick Dunleavey, CPA, serving as Audit Principal providing services for not-for-profit, manufacturing and distribution, and arts and cultural organizations, independent schools, and human service agencies.

Dunleavey brings over 13 years of experience to the Firm including providing services for not-for-profit, manufacturing, distribution and retail clients and specializing in supporting clients that are part of a private equity portfolio. In addition, he has advised on numerous purchase and sale transactions of businesses within private equity portfolios and collaborated on the associated due diligence and the final accounting. Prior to joining CironeFriedberg, Dunleavey served as a Principal at a regional CPA firm.

Dunleavey is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Fairfield University, where he is a member of the accounting advisory board for the University’s Dolan School of Business.

An advocate for Veterans' rights, Dunleavey serves as an advisor for VetFuel (, a not-for-profit agency providing community-based advocacy and case management services to Connecticut's Veterans. In addition, he serves as treasurer for the New Haven Symphony Orchestra and serves on the board of directors for its Foundation.

In addition to his professional and philanthropic accomplishments, Dunleavey is a recipient of the 2021 Fairfield County 40 Under Forty award. He joins an outstanding group of accomplished professionals. 

Tony Cirone, CironeFriedberg’s managing partner, says “We are pleased to welcome Patrick to our team and we look forward to the many contributions he will provide our clients as we continue to grow and expand our practice to include additional specialties in conjunction with the firm’s core services.”