Personnel

Overview

Our Personnel

Keith Lowey, CPA
Keith joined the firm as a Principal in 1990. His responsibilities are business development; accounting and consulting services; business advisory services; and bankruptcy matters including: taxation and accounting, valuation and insolvency, search for preference and fraudulent transactions, records reconstruction and expert witness services. He has been employed as an accountant for Chapter 7 and 11 Trustees, Examiners, Debtors and Creditors' Committees; Examiner; and has testified as an expert witness in hundreds of cases. Keith has been in public and private practice in the accounting field for 24 years.
Email: klowey@vlpc.com

Craig Jalbert, CIRA
Craig has been a Principal of the firm (and its predecessors) for 20 years with primary responsibility for the completion of all tax and bankruptcy engagements. His duties are business development; accounting and consulting services; business advisory services; bankruptcy matters including: taxation and accounting; valuation and insolvency; search for preference and fraudulent transactions; and expert witness, and records reconstruction. He has been employed as an accountant for Chapter 7 and 11 Trustees, and has been retained as a Liquidating Supervisor and a Liquidating Agent.
Email: cjalbert@vlpc.com

William T. Hurley, Jr., JD, CPA
Bill joined the firm in September 2010 as Managing Director and has more than 31 years of public accounting experience. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Bentley College in May 1977, and a Juris Doctor Degree from Suffolk University Law School in June 1987. His work experience includes working with entrepreneurial businesses on tax and business issues, corporate reorganizations, the purchase and sale of closely-held businesses, partnership taxation issues, international tax planning and estate planning for high net worth individuals. He has been active in numerous professional and community groups and has spoken to numerous groups about tax and financial planning issues. He has also appeared on several radio programs in the Boston area regarding tax and business issues.
Email: whurley@vlpc.com

John J. Lareau, CPA
John joined the firm in 2013 as Senior Tax Manager. He has over 15 years experience helping companies report income taxes in financial statements, meet compliance obligations and defend positions on returns. He has a history of resolving complex issues involving tax controversies, uncertain tax positions, IRS practice and procedure, transaction planning, corporate restructuring, accounting methods, consolidated returns and multi-tiered partnerships. He focuses on engagement management and technical review for clients of various sizes and industries � from multi-national entities to community-based private foundations. He has been active in a number of professional organizations, including the AICPA, MSCPA and TEI. He received his BSBA from Nichols College, where he majored in accounting and management information systems.
Email: jlareau@vlpc.com

Susan Pacheco, MBA, MST, CPA
As Director of the firm's Tax Department, Susan supervises our tax department and has overall responsibility for all tax staff. Her duties include compliance, research, and planning, as well as reviewing tax returns. In her 23 years of experience, she's worked in taxation with private companies and public accounting firms.
Email: spacheco@vlpc.com

Mark Faron, EA, MST
Mark, an Enrolled Agent, joined the firm as a Tax Accountant in 2011. He has eleven years of previous tax experience with knowledge in corporate, partnerships, non-profits and individuals taxes. His current duties include working on engagements of both bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy clients. Mark received his Masters of Science in Taxation from Northeastern University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a major in Accounting, from Bryant University. His professional affiliations include memberships in Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants, National Association of Enrolled Agents, Massachusetts Society of Enrolled Agents, MSCPA - Federal Taxation Committee.
Email: mfaron@vlpc.com

Donald Swanson, MBA, CIRA
Donald brings 25 years of experience to the firm, which he joined in 2000 as a Manager. His responsibilities include bankruptcy and forensic accounting services for a broad range of corporate clients; financial management consulting and accounting services; business advisory services, business plan development and analysis; business liquidations; valuation and insolvency, litigation support, records reconstruction, search for preference and fraudulent transactions.
Email: dswanson@vlpc.com

Lisa Sturgeon, MST, EA
As Tax Accountant, Lisa's current duties include preparation and review of tax returns for individuals, corporations, partnerships and trusts. The firm greatly benefits from Lisa's 21 years of experience.
Email: lsturgeon@vlpc.com

Matthew R. Flynn, CPA, CFF, CIRA
Matthew joined the firm in June 1999. He specializes in bankruptcy-related work, including: promulgation of Debtor schedules and statements of financial affairs, fraud investigations, preference and avoidance action analyses, claims analyses and preparation of Ch. 11 operating reports. Matthew received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from St. Anselm College in May 1999. He became a CPA in 2003 and received his Certification in Financial Forensics in 2008. He became a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor in December 2012.
Email: mflynn@vlpc.com

Heather Medeiros, CPA
In her nine years with the firm as Staff Accountant, Heather's responsibilities include working on various tax engagements in and out of bankruptcy. She spends most of her time on consolidated and multi-state corporate tax return preparation.
Email: hmedeiros@vlpc.com

Gale Reid
Gale brings 28 years of experience in bookkeeping. Her current duties as Bookkeeper and Tax Preparer include individual tax return preparation and review, payroll and payroll reporting, weekly bill paying and monthly reconciliation for a number of our high net worth clients. Gale also prepares and reconciles bankruptcy creditor distributions for various bankruptcy trustees.
Email: greid@vlpc.com

Beth Brodeur
Beth joined the firm as Staff Accountant in 2003. She brings 8 years of experience in the accounting field doing: audits, accounting, and bookkeeping; while her current duties include tax preparation of individuals, corporations, partnerships and trusts. She is also a certified QuickBooks Advisor.
Email: bbrodeur@vlpc.com

Penny Bley
From various accounting positions from clerk to staff accountant, Penny brings twenty years of experience to the firm. Her duties as Computer Analyst & Forensic Bookkeeper include database creation and analysis services, installation and setup of computer programming, and program troubleshooting.
Email: pbley@vlpc.com

Tim McDonald, EnCE, MCSE
Tim joined the firm in 2012 as a Computer Forensic Examiner/Systems Analyst. His current duties involve handling e-discovery, computer forensics, and data recovery-related cases. He also handles network security and assists in systems administration. Tim graduated from Excelsior College with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems and holds the following certifications: EnCase Certified Examiner, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, and Microsoft Certified Professional.
Email: tmcdonald@vlpc.com

Frank Osborne
As network administrator, Frank has been a member of our IT Department since 2004. His responsibilities include electronic records retrieval, network and workstation administration and general and technical support duties. In addition, he assists the accounting staff with client engagements.
Email: fosborne@vlpc.com


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