Ray is a partner who has lent his experience and advice to both individuals and closely-held businesses since he began with the firm in 1998. His client base spans various industries including transportation, retail, wholesale, service, and manufacturing. He has played a significant role in the firm's employee benefit plan audit practice. He is also a charter member of the firm's information technology committee, whose decisions aim to improve the efficiency and quality of the service provided to our clients.
Having decided on a career in accounting as a freshman in high school, Ray graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas College with a bachelor's degree in accounting. He is a member in good standing of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants as well as the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.
With the goal of his work focused on client satisfaction, Ray has assumed his role as a partner with clients in various avenues, including the improvement of operational efficiencies, handling examinations by taxing authorities, and preparing useful and timely financial statements. By incorporating tax and estate planning into his service strategy, the client is serviced from the corporate level down to the individual owners.
In 2007, he was named by the Rockland Economic Development Corporation as one of the 2007 "40 Under 40", based on extraordinary achievement in his career and contributions to the community. He has served on the Board of the Rotary Club of Chestnut Ridge since 2006 and was named a Paul Harris fellow in 2009 for his dedication and charitable work in the name of Rotary. Ray has been a shavee for the St. Baldrick's organization to raise money for pediatric cancer research. He also donates his time as a classroom volunteer for Junior Achievement, which is an organization aimed at preparing young people to succeed in global economy and also sits on the Board of Directors of Home Aides of Rockland.
His strong ties to the community are due to the fact that he was born and raised in Rockland County, where he now raises his two children with his wife Regina.
"I look at our clients with a historical perspective—learning from their past experience and hard work. I then use those retrospective insights to address present concerns, and assist in decisions to improve their financial position to reach future goals."