About Us

Our Team

Jim Bassil
Shareholder
  • Specialties: Permanent Placement, Consulting, Interim & Fractional CFO Services
  • Big 4 experience: Deloitte (Audit) and PwC (Recruiting)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Florida State University
  • Executive Council Board Member – National Pediatric Cancer Foundation; Graduate of Leadership Tampa, Class of 2001; Graduate of Leadership Tampa Bay, Class of 2006
Tony Linguanti
Shareholder
  • Specialties: Permanent Placement, Consulting, Interim & Fractional CFO Services
  • Large Regional CPA firm and Industry experience: Cherry, Bekaert, construction, service industry exposure.
  • Bachelor’s in Accounting from THE Florida State University
  • Active Board Member with Florida Council of Economic Education & Canterbury School of Florida; Graduate of Leadership St. Pete, Class of 2001
Heather Ceresoli, CPA
Shareholder and Chief Operating Officer
  • Specialties: Permanent Placement, Consulting, Interim & Fractional CFO Services, Sarbanes-Oxley & Control Assurance Services
  • Big 4 & Industry experience: Deloitte, publicly traded manufacturing company exposure
  • Bachelor’s & Master’s degrees in Accounting & Management Information Systems from the University of South Florida, Active Florida CPA
  • Active Board Leadership with Goodwill Suncoast & Corbett Preparatory School of IDS; Graduate of Leadership Tampa, Class of 2007
Kim O’Brien, CPA
Senior Principal | Taylor White
  • Specialties: Permanent Placement, Consulting, Interim & Fractional CFO Services, Sarbanes-Oxley & Control Assurance Services
  • National and Regional CPA Firm & Industry Experience: Grant Thornton and CBIZ, CFO at Healthcare Company.
  • Bachelor’s in Accounting from the University of South Florida, Active Florida CPA
  • Active Board Leadership with USF Lynn Pippenger School of Accountancy (Advisory and Accounting Circle Boards), Gracepoint Wellness; St. John’s Episcopal Church and School; Graduate of Leadership Tampa, Class of 2007
  • Awards: TBBJ’s CFO of the Year (2008 – NFP Category), 2017 Finalist for the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce “Outstanding Small Business Leader of the Year Award”
Tracy Tringali
Principal | Taylor White
  • Specialties: Permanent Placement, Consulting, Interim & Fractional CFO Services, Career Coaching
  • Big 4 & Industry experience: Fortune 200 steel manufacturer, Price Waterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois, inactive CPA in both Florida & Illinois
  • Active Board Member with Master Chorale of Tampa Bay, Graduate of Tampa Connection
John Sarmanian
Principal | Taylor White
  • Specialties: Permanent Placement, Consulting, Interim & Fractional CFO Services
  • Big 4 experience focusing on the insurance industry
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and MBA from Salve Regina University in Newport, RI
  • Graduate of Leadership Tampa Bay, Class of 2014 and member of the University of Tampa Board of Counselors
Katie Halkett, CPA
Principal, Tampa Metro & Sarasota/Bradenton Market | Taylor White & AccountAbility Staffing
  • Specialties: Permanent Placement, Consulting, Interim & Fractional CFO Services, Temporary Staffing
  • Big 4 & Industry experience: PwC, EY, private equity owned marketing services company exposure
  • MBA & Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Denver, Active Florida CPA
  • Graduate of Leadership Tampa, Class of 2015
Desiré Sheils Nelson
Recruiting Manager, Tampa Metro & Sarasota/Bradenton Market | Taylor White
  • Specialties: Permanent Placement, Consulting, Interim & Fractional CFO Services throughout Tampa Bay & Sarasota
  • Public Accounting & Industry experience: Carr, Riggs & Ingram, publicly traded internal audit, and private equity technology company exposure
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in both Accounting & Finance from The Florida State University, GO NOLES!
  • Active Member & Leadership with The Junior League of Tampa
Rachel Gaines Newmyer, CPA
Recruiting Manager | Taylor White
  • Specialties: Permanent Placement & Consulting
  • Public Accounting & Industry experience: Small to mid-sized firms, publicly traded transportation/logistics services and privately held veterinary company exposure.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Southern Mississippi, Active Oregon CPA
  • Volunteer involvement in Metropolitan Ministries
Kelly Moore
Senior Recruiter | Taylor White
  • Specialties: Permanent Placement & Consulting
  • Big 4 experience: EY (Audit) Exposure on public & private clients within the manufacturing, telecommunications, & consumer products/retail industries.
  • Master’s & Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Tampa
Stacie Everhart, CPA
Senior Recruiter | Taylor White
  • Specialties: Permanent Placement & Consulting
  • Public Accounting experience: Saltmarsh, Cleaveland, and Gund (mid-size regional firm)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of South Florida
Blair Greene, CPA
Senior Recruiting Manager | AccountAbility Staffing
  • Specialties: Direct Hire, Temp-to-Perm, Temporary Staffing
  • Big 4 & Industry experience: Deloitte, private equity owned insurance company exposure
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, minor in Management from Clemson University, Active North Carolina CPA
  • Active Board CIO with Tampa Bay Association of Finance Professionals (TBAFP); Volunteer with Heart Gallery Dream Team
Kristina Marrero
Senior Recruiting Manager | AccountAbility Staffing
  • Specialties: Direct Hire, Temp-to-Perm, Temporary Staffing
  • Corporate accounting experience within a multinational corporation specializing in technology for electronic payment transactions
  • Bachelor’s degree in Management & Organizational Leadership
Sarah Phillips
Recruiting Manager | AccountAbility Staffing
  • Specialties: Direct Hire, Temp-to-Perm, Temporary Staffing
  • Completed an audit internship with a regional public accounting firm
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Marketing from Florida State University. GO NOLES!
  • Membership Chair for the Great Futures Professional Council for the Boys and Girls Club of Tampa Bay and a member of Tampa Connection’s 2019-2020 class
Jamie Crosby
Senior Recruiter | AccountAbility Staffing
  • Specialties: Direct Hire, Temp-to-Perm, Temporary Staffing
  • Industry experience: Diverse industry experience in transactional accounting, accounts receivable, accounts payable & ERP system implementation.
Sean Samisch
Senior Recruiter | AccountAbility Staffing
  • Specialties:  Direct Hire, Temp-to-Perm, Temporary Staffing
  • Industry experience: Professional exposure as a Billing Lead/Analyst. Extensive recruiting/sourcing experience in Finance/Accounting
  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Florida State University
Leon Ferreira
Accounting Assistant | Taylor White & AccountAbility Staffing
Savannah Higgins
Senior Marketing Analyst | Taylor White & AccountAbility Staffing
  • Specialties: Social media, content creation, web development, analytics, and events.
  • Bachelor’s in Communications and Media from Merrimack College
Justin Jocelyn
Finance Manager
  • Specialties:  FP&A, modeling, KPI tracking, budgeting and forecasting.
  • Industry experience: Private Equity owned manufacturing/retail companies, automotive
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from University of South Florida (St. Petersburg)
Jeni Donaldson, CPA
Operations Controller | Taylor White & AccountAbility Staffing
  • Specialties: Operations accounting management, financial analysis, payroll, and benefits management
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
  • Bachelor’s degrees in Administration of Justice and Social Science from Portland State University, Portland, OR
  • Actively licensed CPA in the state of Florida
Lidiya Dybiec
Executive Administrative Assistant | Taylor White & AccountAbility Staffing