ParenteBeard announced September 1 that David Capitano, CPA, is the firm’s director of accounting and auditing, a newly created position.
John Nealon, ParenteBeard’s small business practice leader, is now taking on the additional role as Northern PA regional managing partner, which was Mr. Capitano’s previous role.
“Dave and John bring substantial experience and a track record of exceptional leadership to their new roles,” stated Chairman and CEO Bob Ciaruffoli. “As two of the firm’s most admired leaders, each is highly regarded for his stellar reputation.”
Mr. Capitano has more than two decades of experience in accounting, auditing and consulting. Reflecting his previous role as public sector practice leader, he has focused his career on serving education and nonprofit entities. In his new position, Mr. Capitano will be responsible for embracing ParenteBeard’s strategic vision, particularly through the creation of consistent business plans in every industry group, to operationalize our accounting and auditing resources. He will also drive business development initiatives and the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the firm’s accounting and auditing practice.
Mr. Nealon has been a member of ParenteBeard for more than 27 years. In addition to Mr. Nealon’s client responsibilities in a diverse range of industries as small business practice leader, he is highly regarded for his strong community involvement. John’s comprehensive knowledge of the needs of the Northern PA marketplace will be invaluable in his new role.
Mr. Capitano said “John was a perfect fit for the leadership role in the Northern PA Region. This region has a strong history of well-run commercial clients served by ParenteBeard, and despite the slowdown in the national economy, our region has continued to experience growth.”
“Our community leaders are working hard to create a business atmosphere that is attractive to start ups and companies looking to relocate. John is very knowledgeable in sound business practices that are a valuable resource to these companies. His new role will allow him to increase his focus in helping all our clients and our partners reach their respective goals,” Mr. Capitano said.
ParenteBeard is ranked among the top 25 accounting firms in the U.S. A leader in providing CPA and business advisory services to small businesses, middle market companies, nonprofits and SEC registrants, ParenteBeard has 1,100 professionals located throughout the Mid Atlantic region. As an independent member of Baker Tilly International, ParenteBeard is proud to provide the highest level of service to clients nationally and internationally.