Parsippany, NJ, January 6, 2022: Top 100 accounting, tax and business advisory leader, Sax LLP, is proud to announce their next generation of firm leaders with the promotion of three Directors, two Senior Managers and one Wealth Advisor to the position of Partner.

The following advisors will join an impressive management team at Sax which is now comprised of 43 Partners, effective January 1, 2022:  Craig Cassano, Frank Centrella, April Kushner, Helena Lynch, Deborah Nappi and Joseph Piela.

“Promoting these six advisors to Sax’s leadership team was the natural next step due to their expertise, results delivered and their embodiment of our firm’s core values and client service philosophies,” said Joseph A. Damiano, Managing Partner of Sax LLP.  “We are thrilled to welcome this next generation of Partners, and to acknowledge them with this great achievement as they are most deserving.  We look forward to witnessing their continued contributions to Sax’s productivity, growth and success moving forward.”

Meet Sax’s Newest Partners

Craig CassanoCraig Cassano specializes in high-net-worth tax compliance and advisory, as well as gift and estate compliance and planning.  He is Co-Leader of the firm’s Private Client Practice and has a working knowledge of the hedge fund, private equity, real estate, and the entrepreneur space with individual clients exceeding $2 billion net worth.  Read his full BIO here.




Frank Centrella

Frank Centrella has been practicing public accounting for almost 35 years and delivers effective tax services and business advice to clients across various industries.  Frank is the Leader of the firm’s Tax Controversy and Dispute Resolution Practice and is responsible for all controversy matters at the firm, including examinations from federal and state tax agencies, offers, compromises, and compliance with FBAR matters.  Read his full BIO here.




April Kushner

April Kushner is a key member of the firm’s Not-for-Profit Practice and has a passion for helping non-profits overcome the challenges they face.  She has years of experience auditing and reviewing various types of not-for-profits, such as religious organizations, membership organizations, and social service organizations.  April’s expertise includes federal and state grant compliance and Uniform Guidance requirements from a wide variety of government agencies that fund not-for-profits.  Read her full BIO here.



Helena Lynch

Helena Lynch has over 20 years of individual and business tax experience, and currently oversees the firm’s Private Foundation Practice.  She provides clients with a wealth of knowledge in tax strategies, charitable giving, legacy planning, and transaction support, and leads firm engagements with an emphasis on high quality client service, expertise and proactive business advice. Read her full BIO here.




Deborah NappiDeborah Nappi is Co-Leader of the firm’s Healthcare Practice and specializes in consulting services, revenue cycle management and physician productivity in the rapidly changing landscape.  She serves as interim CFO during M&A transactions, mitigating risk and ensuring a smooth and successful process.  She conducts due diligence for private equity, analyzes Healthcare related transactions on the buy and sell side, reviews practice evaluations and manages post-close transactions.  Read her full BIO here.




Joseph PielaJoseph Piela is an important member of Sax Wealth Advisors, Sax LLP’s wealth management arm.  He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ with over 20 years of experience and specializes in helping high-net-worth individuals and families, professionals and closely held businesses reach their financial goals.  He creates and maintains tailored, holistic financial plans that include portfolio management, tax strategies, wealth transfer considerations, business consultation and retirement planning.  Read his full BIO here.



About Sax LLP

Founded in 1956, Sax LLP is a Top 100, multi-disciplinary accounting, tax and advisory firm serving the needs of privately held companies, family-owned businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and high-net-worth individuals.  With offices in Parsippany, NJ, Pennington, NJ and New York City, NY, and with team members located throughout the country, Sax has the industry expertise to serve clients in our largest vertical markets. Sax has been ranked among the Top Accounting Firms by INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA), Accounting Today and NJBIZ.  For more information, please visit

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