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
Grant Newmyer

Grant Newmyer, CPA

Managing Director
  • Specialties: Office of the CFO, Private Equity, Interim CFO Services, Consulting, Record to Report, Acquisition onboarding
  • Big 4 Public Accounting, Industry experience (Private and Public), Partner – Accounting Advisory firm, PE-backed CFO and Global Controller
  • Proficient in controllership, financial and operational reporting, technical accounting, mergers and acquisitions, bank relationships, complex credit agreements, Big Four audit preparation, internal controls and SOX compliance, and board/audit committee communications
  • Industry coverage in manufacturing, distribution, business services, semiconductor, and SaaS
  • Bachelor’s in Accounting from The University of Toledo & Executive MBA in General Management from Wake Forest University
  • Active CPA, State of Ohio
  • Active Member Junior Achievement Connections Board, ACG Tampa Bay, and former, founder member of the Tampa Chapter of the Private Directors Association

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

Senior 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 | 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

Kelly Kirkpatrick

Recruiting Manager | Taylor White
  • Specialties: Permanent Placement & Consulting
  • Big 4 experience: EY (Audit) Exposure on public & private clients within the manufacturing, telecommunications, and consumer products/retail industries
  • Master’s & Bachelor’s degrees in Accounting from the University of Tampa

Hannah Letzelter

Senior Recruiter| Taylor White
  • Specialties: Permanent Placement & Consulting
  • Big 4 (Audit) & National Advisory Firm experience: Exposure to public and private clients within the insurance, banking, and biopharmaceutical industries
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Rhode Island

Sabrina Petrosky, CPA

Senior Recruiter | Taylor White
  • Specialties: Permanent Placement & Consulting
  • Big 4 experience with exposure to public and private clients within the hospitality, manufacturing, and pharmaceutical industries, Active Florida CPA
  • Completed coursework for Accounting PhD from Florida State University
  • Master’s & Bachelor’s degrees in Accounting from Florida International University

Brett Fucheck

Senior Recruiter | Taylor White
  • Specialties: Permanent Placement & Consulting
  • Diverse experience in transactional accounting functions at mid-market financial services organizations
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Mount Saint Mary College

AccountAbility

Blair Greene, CPA

Division Director | 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
  • Volunteer with Heart Gallery Dream Team, Metropolitan Ministries Ambassador Board, involvement in Alpha House of Pinellas Bloomin’ Butterflies, Tampa Bay Association of Finance Professionals (TBAFP) Secretary

Sarah Zapata

Senior Recruiting Manager | AccountAbility Staffing
  • Specialties: Direct Hire, Temp-to-Perm, Temporary Staffing
  • Completed an audit internship with a regional public accounting firm
  • Bachelor’s degrees 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 Parker

Recruiting Manager| 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 and  extensive recruiting/sourcing experience in finance/accounting
  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Florida State University

Francesca Rusca

Senior Recruiter | AccountAbility Staffing
  • Specialties: Direct Hire, Temp-to-Perm, Temporary Staffing
  • Industry experience: RSM Audit Internship, AP experience, and ERP system implementation within the fin-tech industry
  • Bachelor’s in Accounting & Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Tampa

Nordia Candelaria

Senior Recruiter | AccountAbility Staffing
  • Specialties: Direct Hire, Temp-to-Perm, Temporary Staffing
  • Industry experience:  Extensive experience in finance/accounting
  • Pathfinder and Adventurer Club Volunteer with the Seventh Day Adventist Church

Samuel Goetz

Senior Recruiter | AccountAbility Staffing
  • Specialties:  Direct Hire, Temp-to-Perm, Temporary Staffing
  • Industry experience: Bookkeeping, Tax Preparation, and Enterprise B2B SAAS Sales experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting with a minor in Finance from Flagler College

Account Managers

Kristina Marrero

Senior Account Manager | Taylor White & AccountAbility Staffing
  • Specialties: Supporting client team efforts, focused on prospect research, job side execution & marketing, and overall service excellence. Additionally, handle 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

Kristin Green

Account Manager | Taylor White
  • Specialties: Supporting client team efforts, focused on prospect research, job side execution & marketing, and overall service excellence
  • Experience within corporate compliance, general management/business ownership, and as an educator focused on entrepreneurship, accounting, and customer service
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business & Technology Education

Sourcing

Rachel Newmyer, CPA

Director of Candidate Experience & Development | Taylor White & AccountAbility Staffing
  • 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 and Alpha House

Almarie Mendez Velez

Sourcing Analyst | Taylor White & AccountAbility Staffing
  • Specialties: Direct Hire, Temp-to-Perm, Temporary Staffing
  • Industry experience: Extensive recruiting/sourcing experience in Finance/Accounting and Technology

Julie De Francisco

Sourcing Analyst | Taylor White & AccountAbility Staffing
  • Specialties: Direct Hire, Temp-to-Perm, Temporary Staffing
  • Industry experience: Extensive recruiting/sourcing experience in Finance/Accounting and industry experience in transactional accounting, accounts receivable, and accounts payable

Administrative/Marketing

Jeni Donaldson, CPA

Director of Accounting | 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
  • Active Florida CPA

Justin Jocelyn

Director of Finance | Taylor White & AccountAbility Staffing
  • Specialties:  FP&A, modeling, KPI tracking, budgeting, and forecasting
  • Industry experience: Private equity owned manufacturing/retail companies and automotive industry
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from University of South Florida (St. Petersburg)

Lidiya Dybiec

Office Manager | Taylor White & AccountAbility Staffing

Leon Ferreira

Corporate Accountant | Taylor White & AccountAbility Staffing
  • Specialties: Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Cash Application, and Benefits Enrollment
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Phoenix, Tampa, FL