Business Strategy

Your commitment and hard work is the engine that drives your business, but strategy is the part that steers your direction and pathway into the future.

Success in today’s environment demands a good balance of tested and proven strategies. It also requires a mix of creative, fresh, and bold approaches. In order to remain viable, you must act now. Sansiveri brings 40+ years of experience to help you navigate the unpredictable and fiercely competitive business world and achieve optimal performance. It starts with close analysis of the unique challenges facing your operation and it’s through close collaboration — and courage — that we will address these challenges head-on with a comprehensive plan of action.

What we do

  • Transaction facilitation and consultation, including due diligence for acquisitions and divestitures
  • Assistance with debt placement, evaluation of appropriate debt structure, and assistance in bank negotiations
  • Profit center and cost analysis models
  • Exit strategies and succession planning, including estate tax planning
  • Information system software support
  • Risk assessment and the design of internal audit plans
  • General business consulting

Frederick K. Uttley

CPA/PFS, MST, CFP®, Partner

Fred brings over 30 years of experience focusing on emerging and closely-held businesses across manufacturing & distribution, healthcare, and professional services. His expertise includes helping family-owned or closely-held businesses with succession plans, obtaining investments, and selling to strategic buyers. Additionally, he also assists businesses looking to strategically expand by offering due diligence, structuring, and negotiating financing agreements. Fred serves as a trusted advisor to his clients — assisting them with structuring transactions and navigating the ever-changing federal and state laws to minimize tax liabilities. 

Email | Direct: 401-752-0591

Jason DaPonte
Jason M. DaPonte, Managing Partner
Business Strategy Expert
  • Over 15 years of experience including private industry
  • Counsels clients ranging from start-ups and mature businesses to family-owned businesses
  • In-depth expertise with exit strategies, succession plans, business transitions, selling to  strategic buyers, and obtaining outside investments
  • Vast experience in assisting businesses with due diligence, structuring, and negotiating financing agreements
Email | LinkedIn | Direct: 401-752-0558
Craig Bilodeau, Partner
Business Strategy Expert
  • Over 30 years of experience as a trusted business advisor
  • Has worked with start-ups, early growth, and mature companies
  • Applies unique perspective as a CPA and highly credentialed business advisor for over 25 years
  • Has helped businesses with acquisitions, divestiture strategy, due diligence, estate and succession planning, as well as traditional and complex financing arrangements
Email | LinkedIn | Direct: 401-752-0514
Susan B. Windle, Partner
Business Strategy Expert
  • Over 30 years of experience advising entrepreneurs and business owners
  • Advises healthcare, professional services, and closely-held business clients
  • Has extensive experience with negotiating bank financing arrangements, buying and selling businesses, and executing succession plans
Email | LinkedIn | Direct: 401-752-0561
Catherine M. Parente, Partner
Business Strategy Expert
  • Over 35 years of experience
  • Expert in financial, accounting, and tax-related matters
  • Has advised nonprofits, startups, and mature businesses across numerous industries
Email | LinkedIn | Direct: 401-752-0566
Jenna Maynard
Jenna Maynard, Audit Manager
Business Strategy Expert
  • Audit & Accounting, Business Strategy
  • CPA Certified public accountant
  • Specializing in manufacturing, distribution, retail, construction, and real estate industries
Joseph Keenan
Joseph Keenan, Tax Manager
Business Strategy Expert
  • Tax Consulting & Compliance, Business Strategy
  • CPA Certified public accountant
  • Specializing in high net-worth individuals and professional services


Years in Business

Locally owned, controlled, and managed. Since day one.


Audit & Accounting

Results-driven ideas focusing on strategic and operational issues, in addition to strengthening internal controls to protect assets

Business Valuation

A holistic, integrated, and calculated approach to handle stockholder disputes, estate planning, marital dissolutions, in addition to mergers and acquisitions

Employee Benefit Plan Audits

Rigorous analysis ensuring that employers meet reporting requirements, have viable internal controls in place, and are informed of any new financial reporting changes

Forensic Services

A wide array of tools and methods to uncover fraud, reduce risk, and safeguard against any activity jeopardizing your operation

High Net-Worth Individuals & Family Groups

An integrated and calculated approach to help high net-worth individuals and their families optimize and secure their personal wealth

Tax Consulting & Compliance

Thorough understanding of tax law changes, regulations, pronouncements, and court decisions put into practice to ensure good standing and minimized liability

No matter your area of work, chances are good that we'll be ready for the challenge

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Bold ideas, expert analysis, and impacts-driven advice on business strategy-related topics, trends, and issues.

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