September 9th, 2013 Sansiveri Welcomes Catherine M. Parente to Firm as New Principal Catherine M. Parente, CPA/ABV/CFF, CVA, CFE, MAFF, has joined Sansiveri as a Principal in the firm. Catherine has over 35 years of public accounting experience, providing advisory and auditing services to clients in industries including manufacturing, wholesale, distribution, construction, and retail. She has been qualified as an expert witness numerous times and has been deposed in both federal and state courts throughout the country. She has been appointed by several courts as a Special Master and mediator. Catherine also performs valuation work for both litigation and non-litigation purposes. She was previously a partner at Grant Thornton LLP and CCR LLP. “Our firm is thrilled to have Catherine join our team,” said Michael A. DeCataldo, Managing Partner of Sansiveri. “Her qualifications and reputation in the industry speak volumes about her integrity and dedication to the accounting profession. Everyone at the firm is looking forward to working with her.” Catherine’s licenses and certifications include: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV), Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF), and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF). At Sansiveri, Catherine will be a key contributor in our Forensic and Valuation service practice. She will also play a key role in our accounting and auditing, and business advisory service groups. She is a member of the Bryant University Accounting Advisory Board and member of the board of directors of Crossroads RI. Catherine’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, summa cum laude, from Bryant University. She has also done post graduate study at Bryant University and the University of Rhode Island.