It's official - Rucci Bardaro & Falzone, P.C. is now RBF! Our new brand name continues what most people have come to know us by over the years. And with a new logo, a new website, a new tagline and a new look to our materials, we can't wait to move ahead with helping our clients achieve continued success. Read more about our re-branding here, or watch this short (5-second) video as our logo morphs from old to new.
RBF partners Jack Malley and Vinny Botta and CFO consultant Ambuj Jain have been on the road enlightening local banks and trade organizations about coming changes to revenue recognition and lease accounting rules. The team has met with Eastern Bank, Enterprise Bank, Salem Five and the Associated Subcontractors of Mass (ASM). Presentations to several more organizations are scheduled in the coming months.
In November, managing partner Bill Rucci talked about the importance of year-end tax planning as part of the "Meet the Expert" speaker series sponsored by the Boston chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals. The event was held at the Marriott Residence Inn in Needham. Bill also spoke at a seminar for business owners sponsored by Marsh & McLennan titled, "Does the Future of Your Business Keep You Up at Night" in Worcester.
Also in November, partner Paul Bardaro was a guest speaker at a seminar about business liquidity and exit strategies sponsored by Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. Paul was one of four experts discussing transaction-related considerations for closely-held businesses.
Senior accountant David Leroux has been busy with extracurricular activities lately. David has joined the government affairs committee of Associated Builders & Contractors, and is serving on the young professionals committee of Associated Subcontractors of Mass. He is also pursuing a master's degree in accounting at Umass Lowell.
The exclusive Parioli district in Rome, Italy was the location for Russell Bedford's 34th Annual Conference held in October (RBF is Russell Bedford's New England area affiliate, and Bill Rucci is its chairman). The conference saw record numbers of attendees - including several members of RBF's leadership team - gather for the most important event of the network's year.
Then in January,
Sal Falzone and
Jack Malley attended Russell Bedford's Americas Conference in Houston. The gathering was attended by representatives of RBI member firms from the U.S., Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Mexico and South America.
In other Russell Bedford news,
Vinny Botto has been chosen to serve on the board of the North American region of RBI, and
Lenny Smith has been tapped to serve on the organization's Tax Board.
In the publishing arena, Bill Rucci was interviewed for an article about the tax consequences of house-flipping by the Philadelphia Inquirer. The full article can be found here.
Also, in a recent story on PYMNTS.com,
was quoted about tax mistakes often made by construction companies. The original source of his comments was an article he wrote that was published last year on the website ForConstructionPros.com. See the recent story
the latest edition of the Russell Bedford Business World magazine is available online here.
The magazine delivers views and analysis of current business topics written by members of the RBI network of experts, as well as guest authors from various other organizations around the world.
In client news, Molly Pidgeon, principal of RBF client Ironwood Design Build & House of Dietrich, was one of 20 women and 20 men under 40 years old to be chosen as a Boston Business Journal "40 Under 40" honoree. Now in its 20th year, the annual list celebrates young leaders across the Bay State who are making a difference in the for-profit, nonprofit and government sectors. Congratulations, Molly!
In other client news, RBF client
was honored at an event sponsored by The Commonwealth Institute, in partnership with The Boston Globe Magazine, honoring representatives of the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts. Jeanette is president and CEO of Mount Auburn Hospital. The full list of winners can be found
In attendance were RBF Women's Initiative members Beatrice Casseus, Irma Dishnica, Kathy Hempel and Dianne Camara, who hosted other RBF women clients for the event.