I tick and tie for a living as I strongly believe in the importance of high-quality and transparent financial reporting.
Where did you grow up?
Hardwick, Massachusetts, home to the oldest annual fair in the United States (but doesn’t every small town make that claim?). It is a small town, (approximately 3,000 people), 20 miles west of Worcester and while most people from Boston would call that Western Massachusetts, we are proudly from Central Massachusetts. Hardwick borders the Quabbin Reservoir, which is the water supply for Boston. My parents still live in the house my father built and the home in which I grew up. To this day, their spot takes my breath away every time I go home. We love it so much, we got married there.
What is your greatest accomplishment?
Running THE 2019 Boston Marathon. Prior to running Boston in 2019, I was never a runner, just jealous of them. Marathon Monday always gave me an itch to run, but I never followed through. But in 2019 I did, and as a charity runner. I raised critical funds for the Youth Advocacy Foundation, the non-profit arm of the Massachusetts juvenile public defender agency, which works to protect and defend Massachusetts' most vulnerable youth. Training for the marathon was a grind mentally, but the camaraderie of running with other charity runners was truly a life changing experience. When it was all said and done, running Boston made me fall in love with running and fall in love with Boston. Running became a habit that stuck.
If you could invite 3 people, dead or alive, to a dinner party, who would they be, and why?
A fun dinner party? My wife, Heather, my daughter, Mabel, and Gayle King (Oprah’s best friend). For me, a dinner party is less about the conversation, and all about being around people where I can comfortably be myself, and who love food. Gayle would tell stories about her friendship with Oprah, and there would be lots of laughing by Heather who, hands down, has THE best laugh. Even Gayle would comment on her laugh. Ina Garten or Julia Child would be cooking.
Joined in 2016
Responsible for managing fund accounting and reporting to investors
Lightstone Ventures, Senior Accountant
Advanced Technology Ventures, Senior Accountant
Saturn Partners, Senior Accountant
McGladrey & Pullen, Senior Assurance Associate
Caturano and Company, Associate
Isenberg School of Management, UMass Amherst, MS in Accounting
UMass Amherst, Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting
Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts