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With over 30 Advanced Certified ProAdvisors, Presti & Naegle is the largest QuickBooks consulting firm in NYC. Our Consulting division are leading experts in all things QuickBooks and have been included in the Top100 Proadvisor list by Intuitive Accountant for the past 5 years.
Meet the consulting team
ANDREW PRESTI is a graduate of St. John’s University where he received a BS degree in Accounting. While attending school in 1982, he started the accounting firm in which he now is a Senior Partner. The firm, Presti & Naegele, employs over 35 full-time accountants and staff and has a varied client base in multiple industries.
In 1997, he co-founded First Central Savings Bank, a newly chartered savings bank in New York City. The bank currently operates 9 locations in Queens and Long Island and employs in excess of 90 people. He serves on the Board of Directors as well as the Executive, Investment, Audit and IT committees.
Andy is an Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor and has taught numerous classes in all aspects of QuickBooks.
WAYNE P. NAEGELE, CPA, is a graduate of the Bernard M. Baruch College of the City University of New York, and received his BBA degree in Accounting in 1982. He began his career on the tax and later audit staff at the New York offices of Coopers & Lybrand. Wayne teamed up with Andrew Presti to form Presti & Naegele, continuing their partnership for over 30 years.
Wayne brings a unique blend of professionalism and knowledge from his experience and training on numerous large audit and tax clients at Coopers & Lybrand and combines this with over 30 years of experience working with small and medium sized businesses and individual tax clients. His education, training and experience with all sizes and types of businesses and individual clients and his ability to manage and train professional staff has helped to build Presti & Naegele into a valuable resource for the firm’s clients.
Wayne is a member in good standing of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants as well as the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. Wayne is an Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor.
BRIAN M. WHELAN, CPA joined Presti & Naegele in 2004 and has been a partner at the firm since 2017. He received his BBA degree in Accounting from Bernard M. Baruch College of the City University of New York.
In addition to his experience in public accounting at Presti & Naegele, Brian gained experience in the private sector as a CFO for a financial consulting company. The experience he has gained from his work in both public accounting and the private sector has allowed him to provide clients with useful and practical advice when it comes to their financial and accounting records management.
Brian now specializes in CFO on-the-go services, and multi-jurisdictional corporate, partnership and individual taxation. He was recently chosen as an emerging leader in the accounting profession by CCH. Brian is an Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor.
ALEX FLORES joined Presti & Naegele in 2009. He is now the Senior Technology Manager for Presti & Naegele Accounting Technology Consultants. Alex is an Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor and has been voted as one of the Top 100 ProAdvisors in the US for the past 5+ years.
Alex’s years of experience working with clients on developing workflows and procedures that simplify their accounting process through the QuickBooks Ecosystem has made him an invaluable resource to the firm and our clients.
KRISTIN E. CAVATAIO, CPA received her BS degree in Accounting from Penn State University and her MBA in Finance, with Advanced Certifications in both Public Accounting and International Business, from Iona College.
In 2012, she began with Presti & Naegele specializing in corporate, partnership and individual taxation. Kristin’s background in accounting and ability to understand the technology behind the numbers led her to join the Presti & Naegele Accounting Technology Team in 2015. She is now a Senior Technology Consultant.
Kristin is member of Intuit’s QuickBooks Online Advanced Advisory Board, which is made up of five of the nations top Pro-Advisors, all hand selected by Intuit based upon a candidates qualifications and knowledge of their products. She is a self-proclaimed “QuickBooks Nerd.”
Joshua Bleznick joined Presti & Naegele in 2019. He earned his BS degree in Finance and International Business from Ithaca College. He has worked in public accounting for over five years providing technology solutions for small to mid-size businesses. He has extensive knowledge with business processes and procedures, as well as Sage 50 and Zoho Finance. Josh is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor.
SCOTT HALPERN joined Presti & Naegele in 2018. He graduated from James Madison University in 2016 with a B.B.A in Accounting. He has completed his M.S. in Accounting. Scott has passed all parts of the CPA exam. Scott is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor.
Systems and Network Consultant
GAETANO A. SALADINO joined Presti & Naegele in 2014. He received his BS and MS degrees in Accounting from Saint Francis College. Gaetano brings client-oriented experience from eight years working in the service industry in addition to two years working as a bookkeeper for various small businesses. He began with Presti & Naegele specializing in general accounting and corporate, partnership, and individual taxation, but has transitioned to the field of Information Technology. Since March 2020, Gaetano has been managing the firm’s IT and Cybersecurity infrastructure. Gaetano continuously strives to tighten security and keep IT systems running smoothly to reduce the inherent risks associated with running an accounting firm.
STEPHEN PERCUDANI joined Presti & Naegele in 2011. Stephen brings 12 years of entrepreneurial acumen to Presti & Naegele. He worked internationally in the sports and entertainment field for six years. Prior to that, he operated a full-service marketing firm in New York. Stephen’s previous experience makes him a valuable asset in the area of business development at the firm.