Successful firms across a variety of industries view Nelson Couto as their on-call CFO; overseeing both the day-to-day and more strategic needs of the firm’s clients, providing guidance in areas such as taxes, accounting and financial reporting.
As a Certified Public Accountant as well as a Certified Financial Planner™, Couto views every situation as an opportunity to develop a customized strategy for your financial future. He assists companies with financing, succession and estate planning strategies. He also assists individuals with advanced wealth management strategies.
Couto is an active member of the Newark Regional Business Partnership organization working to strengthen and promote Newark’s business infrastructure and past president of the Ironbound Business Association, past board member of various local business organizations, past member of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA) financial planning committee.
In 1998, Couto was named to NJBIZ magazine’s “40 Under 40,” which annually recognizes outstanding young business professionals across New Jersey, and over the years has been quoted in various industry trade publications. When not helping his clients achieve their goals, Couto enjoys spending time with his family and is an avid runner.
Anthony DeFranco’s clients view him as a financial coach – using his professional expertise to deliver the practical advice and personal encouragement they need to pursue a financial future. DeFranco’s extensive background in taxation – including a Masters in Taxation – is invaluable for helping the firm’s clients assess the tax ramifications of various financial strategies. He has built a highly regarded specialty in all phases of tax preparation, planning, and estates and trusts, for clients ranging from individuals and families to closely held corporations and non-profits. DeFranco also has extensive experience in the design and implementation of corporate compensation, fringe benefit and retirement plans.
DeFranco is a past president of both the South Orange Chapter of Rotary International and Orange/West Orange Unico National. He currently serves as treasurer of the South Orange Chamber of Commerce and trustee of the Orange/West Orange Unico Foundation.
In 1999, DeFranco was named a Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary International for his ongoing personal and financial support of the organization’s mission.
When taking a break from working with clients, DeFranco enjoys skiing and spending time as an outdoor enthusiast with his family at his lake house.