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 | 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 | 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
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
  • Active member on the Board of Directors for FICPA Westcoast
  • Active volunteer at United Way in their grants department

AccountAbility

Blair Greene, CPA
Principal | 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, Metropolitan Ministries Ambassador Board, involvement in Alpha House of Pinellas Bloomin’ Butterflies, Tampa Bay Association of Finance Professionals (TBAFP) CIO
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 Parker
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

Sourcing

Rachel Gaines Newmyer, CPA
Sourcing 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 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, accounts payable

Administrative/Marketing

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
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)
Lidiya Dybiec
Office Manager | Taylor White & AccountAbility Staffing
Leon Ferreira
Accounting Assistant | 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