Grassi Co. promotes four to partner or principal level

Grassi & Co., an independent member firm associated with Moore Stephens International, is proud to announce that four of its top performing professionals have been promoted within the firm. In recent weeks, Tammy Straus, Yigal Rechtman, Frank Vitale and Lori Bono have all been acknowledged for their outstanding contributions to the firm by being promoted to either the Partner or Principal level.

Tammy Straus, who joined Grassi & Co. in January of 2012 as a Senior Manager, has been promoted to Partner. With over twenty years of experience in public accounting on both SEC and nonpublic engagements, Tammy continues to bring extensive experience and knowledge to Grassi & Co. and its clients. She has also led dozens of financial due diligence engagements in a variety of industries in both domestic and international markets, including financial services, manufacturing/distribution, energy and technology.

Yigal Rechtman, who heads up the firm’s Litigation and Forensics Practice, and has been with the firm since October of 2013, has been promoted to Principal. Yigal specializes in fraud investigation and forensic accounting, information technology, data mining, statistical analysis, and internal controls. He manages engagements of forensic accounting, SOC attest, risk assessment, financial audits, locating income sources, and electronic discovery. He manages engagements of forensic accounting, electronic discovery and analysis, search for assets and income sources, and financial audits.

Frank Vitale, who joined the firm in January 2012 as the firm’s Director of Marketing has been promoted to Principal and Chief Marketing Officer. In Frank’s three years with the firm, he has made significant advancements in the firm’s marketing and business development strategies, which have strengthened the firm’s brand and driven revenue across Grassi & Co.’s industry segments and service lines. 

Lori Bono, who has been with the firm since 2000 and has served as an Audit Manager and Director of Internal Operations, has also been promoted to Principal.  Lori previously worked on coordinating the planning and execution of audit services to a diverse client base, she met with clients on a quarterly basis to review their financial results and plan for future transactions. Lori currently works internally with Grassi & Co. training staff in both technical and non-technical areas and works closely with the Chief Operating Office as a champion for continuous improvement for the firm’s internal processes.

“The professionals at Grassi & Co. are what make our firm so special, and these four people are shining examples of the level of excellence we expect and put into everything we do. We are proud to acknowledge them for their efforts during the course of their careers here,” said Lou Grassi, Managing Partner and CEO of Grassi & Co.


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