Principals

Jennifer S. Bull, CPA

Jennifer S. Bull, CPA

Principal

Download PDF

Read More

Jennifer S. Bull is an Accounting and Audit Principal with DHL&S. In this role, she is responsible for planning and managing assurance and advisory engagements for clients in a broad range of areas. With more than 20 years of experience, Jennifer specializes in serving manufacturing businesses and companies in the financial services industry, including mortgage service firms and registered investment advisors. She also has significant experience serving charter schools, retail businesses and not-for-profit organizations, including college foundations. Along with her accounting and auditing specialty, Jennifer has significant experience in individual and business taxation, planning and consultation.

Jennifer participates in several not-for-profit organizations, serving in various positions on their Boards of Directors, including as Treasurer of the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce, Chairwoman and a member of the Finance Committee of the Valley United Way, and the Connecticut Chapter of the American Red Cross.

As part of her annual continuing professional education, Jennifer regularly attends accounting and auditing updates sponsored by the State Board of Accountancy. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants. Jennifer earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and graduated Cum Laude from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Michael F. Ganino, CPA, CFE

Michael F. Ganino, CPA, CFE

Principal

Download PDF

Read More

Michael F. Ganino is an Audit and Advisory Principal with DHL&S. In this role, he is responsible for providing audit and advisory services and tax minimization strategies to individuals, multi and single state, and international businesses. Mike has experience in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, public utilities and health care, as well as not-for-profit organizations and service providers. With over 25 years in public accounting, Mike has a broad background in compliance and auditing procedures related to The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Connecticut Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA). His in-depth knowledge includes designing and evaluating internal controls and balancing them with the practical needs of entrepreneurial organizations.

Active in many civic, religious and community organizations, Mike serves on the Boards of Directors of the Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce and the Southern Connecticut State University School of Business Advisory Council, and as a Trustee of the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants’ Educational Trust Fund. Mike has served on the Board and as Treasurer of the Lupus Foundation of America’s Connecticut Chapter. He has volunteered for many organizations, including Junior Achievement and the Bridgeport Area Youth Soccer Organization, and he is the former Treasurer of Alpha Home, Inc.

Mike is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and the New Haven Manufacturers Association. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and graduated Cum Laude from Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, Connecticut. In addition, Mike earned the globally preferred Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential.

Adam M. Formus, CPA, CFE

Adam M. Formus, CPA, CFE

Principal

Download PDF

Read More

Adam Formus is an Accounting and Auditing Principal with DHL&S. In this role, he provides audit and tax services to multistate and multinational businesses in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, health care, service companies, and not-for-profit organizations. With more than 16 years of experience, Adam has significant expertise with compliance and auditing procedures for public utility companies and The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). His background also includes corporate and partnership income tax planning and preparation.

Adam is the Treasurer and serves on the Board of Directors of The Polish American Foundation of Connecticut. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and graduated Cum Laude from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. Fluent in Polish, Adam also earned the globally preferred Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential.

Eric N. Hendlin, CPA

Eric N. Hendlin, CPA

Managing Principal

Download PDF

Read More

Eric N. Hendlin is the Managing Principal of DHL&S. In this role, he is responsible for leadership, oversight, administration and implementation of the Firm’s operations and strategic plans. In addition to his management responsibilities, Eric is a Client Service Principal specializing in accounting and auditing. With over 35 years of public accounting experience, Eric has an expertise in serving companies in the financial services industry, including broker/dealers, mortgage service firms, registered investment advisors and equipment leasing companies. As the Co-Director of the Firm’s Manufacturing & Distribution Group, Eric specializes in serving manufacturing companies and is also experienced in serving not-for-profit organizations, and wholesale and retail businesses. As a trusted advisor to his clients, Eric assists them with a wide range of business operations, including financial reporting, mergers and acquisitions, and various capital transactions.

Eric regularly conducts local and national training programs and seminars on accounting and auditing matters and topical issues. He actively participates and serves in leadership roles with several organizations, including the Bridgeport Regional Business Council, Cardinal Shehan Center, Town of Orange Connecticut Pension Board, New Haven Jewish Foundation, Greater New Haven Cemetery Association, Jewish Home for the Elderly and the Or Shalom/BISC Cemetery Association. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants. Eric earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA.

William C. Lesko, CPA

William C. Lesko, CPA

Principal

Download PDF

Read More

William C. Lesko is a Principal with DHL&S. In this role, he is responsible for providing audit and accounting services to publicly and privately-held midsize businesses. With more than 25 years of experience, he specializes in a variety of industries, including health care, public utilities, manufacturing, and construction. Bill’s wide range of industry experience, including in financial services, serves as the basis for his expertise in regulatory, rate making, and reporting requirements.

Bill frequently presents and was the featured speaker at the New England Chapter of the National Association of Water Companies industry conference. He is the author of a seminar on understanding and utilizing financial statements, and he is an instructor in local and national continuing education programs. An active member of several not-for-profit organizations, Bill serves on the Board of Directors and is the Treasurer of the Connecticut Food Bank. Formerly he served on the Board of Directors of the Valley United Way and was appointed to the Citizen’s Financial Review Board by the Stratford Town Council.

Bill 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 and finance from the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT.

Alberto C. Martins, CPA

Alberto C. Martins, CPA

Principal

Download PDF

Read More

Alberto Martins is an Accounting and Auditing Principal with DHL&S. In this role, he provides audit, tax and advisory services to a broad range of clients, including employee benefit plans, financial service businesses, broker-dealers, investment advisors, and not-for-profit organizations. Al has more than 25 years of experience and a diverse background that allows him to offer a full range of services. He assists clients in assessing their financial and operational needs and making strategic decisions.

With a dedication to serving civic, community and religious organizations, Al is an active member of the Vasco da Gama Portuguese Cultural and Civic Center, and he previously served as the Treasurer and a member of the Finance Committee. He is a Treasurer and a member of the Board of Directors of the Shelton Economic Development Corporation; the Treasurer and a member of the Board of Directors of the Thomas Merton Center; and he also served as an instructor for Junior Achievement.

Al 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, and graduated Cum Laude from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Heather L. Smith-Jaser, CPA

Heather L. Smith-Jaser, CPA

Principal

Download PDF

Read More

Heather L. Smith-Jaser is an Accounting and Audit Principal with DHL&S. In this role, she provides audit, advisory and tax services to companies in diverse industries. With more than 17 years of public accounting experience, Heather specializes in health care industry clients and not-for-profit organizations, with a concentration on social service agencies. Heather’s experience also includes employee benefit plans, rental real estate, and compliance and auditing procedures for Single Audit requirements and entities associated with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Heather serves as the Treasurer of Live Oaks Parent Teacher Association and is a member of the Network of Executive Women in Milford, CT. She is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Cardinal Shehan Center, where she served as the Executive Secretary and Audit Committee Chairperson. Heather was a founding member of The Young Emerging Professionals of the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce, which represents the interests of the region’s young professionals.

Heather is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and business administration from Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, Connecticut.

Paul M. Sterczala, CPA

Paul M. Sterczala, CPA

Principal

Download PDF

Read More

Paul M. Sterczala is a Tax Principal with DHL&S. In this role, he is responsible for providing tax services to clients in a variety of industries. Paul has extensive experience assisting family-owned and entrepreneurial businesses, high-net-worth individuals, and partnerships. With more than 40 years of experience, he specializes in tax issues related to acquiring and transferring real estate. His expertise also includes entity reorganization, bankruptcy, and debt restructuring. In addition, Paul has been involved in all facets of real estate taxation, including development, construction, financing, and operations.

Paul has authored numerous articles on tax planning, executive compensation, retirement planning, and real estate taxation. He has also conducted local and national training programs and seminars. Paul is actively involved with several community organizations and serves on the Board of Directors and as the Treasurer for Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo.

Paul 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 the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut and a Master of Science degree in taxation from the University of New Haven in West Haven, Connecticut.

Peter Tomaino, CPA

Peter Tomaino, CPA

Principal

Download PDF

Read More

Peter Tomaino is a Tax Principal with DHL&S. In this role, he provides tax advisory services to a wide range of companies and individuals, including family-owned businesses, local and multistate corporations and partnerships, high-net-worth individuals, estates, trusts, not-for-profit organizations, and public companies. With more than 20 years of experience, he has expertise in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, real estate and public utilities. He also has experience serving professional service firms, including dental and medical practices ranging from sole practitioners to large group practices. Pete advises clients regarding tax minimization strategies by utilizing tax credits and cost segregation studies for real property acquisitions.

Pete frequently gives presentations and participates in seminars on a variety of tax issues. To keep abreast of the ever-changing tax and legislation updates, he attends tax symposiums sponsored by the State Board of Accountancy. Pete is a graduate of the Leadership Greater Valley Program, sponsored by the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce, and Leadership Danbury, sponsored by the Danbury Chamber of Commerce. He serves as the Assistant Treasurer for the Housatonic Council Boy Scouts of America.

Pete is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, Connecticut and a Master of Science degree in taxation from the University of New Haven in New Haven, Connecticut.

Mr. Tomaino is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accounts. He also serves as Assistant Treasurer for Housatonic Council Boy Scouts of America, Inc.

Joseph A. Verrilli, CPA

Joseph A. Verrilli, CPA

Principal

Download PDF

Read More

Joseph A. Verrilli is a Principal with DHL&S. In this role, he provides advisory, auditing and tax services to clients in a diverse range of industries, including health care, construction, transportation and logistics, manufacturing, architectural and other service companies, as well as not-for-profit organizations. With more than 30 years of experience, Joe has expertise in negotiating and structuring transactions such as mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and contractor and vendor negotiations. He works closely with clients in all size ranges, from startup entities to companies with more than $100 million in revenue, assisting them in obtaining bank financing, improving operations and strengthening controls. In addition, Joe has an expertise in government rate setting.

Joe coauthored a national continuing education course on services to the construction industry and he has given numerous presentations on health care related issues. He serves on the Board of Directors and the Finance Committee for BH Care and St. Joseph Parish in Shelton, CT. In addition, he formerly served as the Chairman of the Finance Committee, the Treasurer of a healthcare related organization and a member of the Board of Directors of Boys & Girls Village.

Joe 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 from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Of Counsel

James G. Cosgrove, CPA, CVA, MST

James G. Cosgrove, CPA, CVA, MST

Of Counsel

Download PDF

Read More

James G. Cosgrove provides tax services to individuals, estates and trusts, flow-through entities, international businesses, multistate companies, and entities requiring business valuations. With more than 35 years in public accounting, Jim has experience in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, utilities, service and distribution companies, medical practices, printing companies, and not-for-profit organizations. His extensive national and international tax knowledge includes estate and gift taxes, treaty interpretation and application, structuring cross-border transactions, minimizing worldwide tax burden, expatriate and inpatriate planning, and international estate planning.

As part of Jim’s international tax concentration, he is actively involved in HLB International, a worldwide organization of independent accounting and advisory firms of which DHL&S is a member. He has authored articles on tax and financial planning, and has conducted numerous training programs and seminars on a variety of topics including federal income taxation, state and local taxation, international tax, estate planning, and valuation. Jim earned a Certified Valuation Analyst certification, and his broad range of valuation experience includes transfer tax issues, buy-sell agreements, mergers and acquisitions, and litigation support. He is a member of the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts and has served as an expert witness, a special master and a receiver in shareholder litigation cases.

Jim is a member of the German American Chamber of Commerce and has served on the Boards of Directors of various not-for-profit organizations. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants. Jim earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland, and a Master of Science degree in taxation from Pace University in New York, New York.

Directors & Managers

Nicholas DaPaz, CPA

Nicholas DaPaz, CPA

Accounting and Auditing Manager

Download PDF

Read More

Nicholas DaPaz is an Accounting and Auditing Manager with DHL&S. In this role, he provides audit and tax services to employee benefit plans and multistate and multinational companies in a variety of industries, including public utility and manufacturing companies. Nick has more than 14 years of experience, and his concentration of services also includes individual and corporate income tax return planning and preparation.

Nick serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Area Congregations Together, Inc. (Spooner House). He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants. Nick earned a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree in accounting from the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut.

Mark Pires, CPA

Mark Pires, CPA

Accounting and Auditing Manager

Download PDF

Read More

Mark Pires is an Accounting and Auditing Manager with DHL&S. In this role, he is responsible for providing accounting and auditing services to clients in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, not-for-profit, health care and public utilities. With more than eight years of experience, his background includes multistate and multinational industries, employee benefit plans, compliance and auditing procedures for Single Audit requirements, and individual and corporate income tax return preparation.

Mark is committed to supporting not-for-profit organizations that benefit children and underprivileged families in the local area. He actively volunteers and plays an integral role in the Firm’s holiday giving program. Organizations that have benefitted from Mark’s efforts include Area Congregations Together, Inc., the Bridgeport Rescue Mission, and the Beth-El Center.

Mark is a member of the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and business administration from Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, Connecticut.

James S. Rollinson, Jr., CPA, MST

James S. Rollinson, Jr., CPA, MST

Director Of Client Representation Services

Download PDF

Read More

James S. Rollinson, Jr. is the Director of Client Representation Services with DHL&S. In this role, he provides tax planning and compliance services to a wide range of businesses and individuals. He also represents businesses and individuals in IRS and State audits. With more than nineteen years of experience, Jim has significant knowledge of federal and state tax rules and regulations. He specializes in several industries and specialty areas, including medical practices, manufacturers, employee benefit plans, not-for-profit organizations, and areas of international tax.

Jim is involved in HLB International, a worldwide organization of independent accounting and advisory firms of which DHL&S is a member. He actively participates in several not-for-profit organizations and professional associations, serving on the Board of Managers for the Bridgeport YMCA and the Finance and Audit Committees for the Connecticut Central Coast YMCA. In addition, he is a member of the CBN4 Hamden Chamber of Commerce Network Group, and the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Jim 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 business administration from Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, Connecticut and a Master of Science degree in taxation from the University of New Haven in New Haven, Connecticut.

Diana Teixeira, CPA

Diana Teixeira, CPA

Tax Manager

Download PDF

Read More

Diana Teixeira is a Tax Manager with DHL&S. In this role, she provides a broad range of tax services to clients in the public and private sectors, including start-up entities and small businesses, multi-state and multi-national companies, and high-net worth individuals. With more than ten years of experience, Diana specializes in tax saving strategies and planning for individuals and business owners and identifying potential problems related to federal and state tax regulations. Her background also includes experience in private accounting, which has afforded her practical business acumen.

With a commitment to helping local families and children in need, Diana is the Treasurer of New Reach, and she is also involved in additional community activities and outreach. Diana is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, Connecticut and a Master of Science degree in taxation from the University of New Haven in New Haven, Connecticut.

Supervisors

Kathryn Regan, CPA

Kathryn Regan, CPA

Accounting and Auditing Supervisor

Download PDF

Read More

Katie Regan is an Accounting and Auditing Supervisor with DHL&S. In this role, she is responsible for providing accounting and auditing services to clients in a wide range of industries including manufacturing, health care, investment services, and other service companies. With more than twelve years of experience, Katie specializes in employee benefit plans and not-for-profit organizations. Her background also includes individual and corporate income tax return preparation.

Katie is an active member of the Women in Networking Leads Group, sponsored by the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce. She is a member of the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants. Katie earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut.