ESPOSITO CEO2CEO, LLC is pleased to announce that the Bethel, CT based accounting firm of Equale & Cirone, LLP, established in 1999, and the Bridgeport, CT based accounting firm of Friedberg, Smith & Co., PC, established in 1945, announced today that they have combined their practices to form Cirone Friedberg, LLP.Cirone Friedberg, LLP has 39 staff and seven partners. The firm will offer comprehensive accounting, tax and advisory services to owners/operators of commercial enterprises in a multitude of industries and to non-profit organizations and high net worth individuals. “It’s a wonderful blend of two complementary firms” said Anthony Cirone. “Both firms are committed to and share a common culture of providing clients with personalized expertise and staff with fulfilling careers”. Together we can best offer the resources and specialties of a larger firm coupled with the responsiveness of a local firm, giving us a distinct advantage in Fairfield County”. “While the two firms signed the combination agreement only recently, we have been working quietly on combining the two firms over the past six months” said David Zieff. We expect that the combination will be a seamless transition for our clients and staff”. “I watched how these two firms dealt with the important matters in their desire to create a special firm for their clients and staff” said Domenick J. Esposito, Chief Executive Officer of ESPOSITO CEO2CEO, LLC, who consulted with both firms on the combination. “The combined firm now plans to strengthen their expertise in a number of service lines and anticipates that it will do a number of practice acquisitions after the integration of the new firm is completed.” The new firm expects to retain all of its current staff and will be recruiting for additional hires in the near future. In the near term it will maintain its offices in Bethel and Bridgeport and will evaluate it space options as current commitments expire.