Grassi & Co. Welcomes Robert Devine as Partner in the Consulting Practice

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Robert Devine has joined Grassi & Co. as a Partner in their Consulting Practice, based out of the New York City office.

With over 35 years of general management, marketing and financial experience in both consumer products and financial services, Robert has a proven track record in building high-performance organizations that deliver great results. He successfully grew and sold his three businesses and started a consulting career focused on organizational effectiveness, strategic planning, turnarounds, designing and implementing growth strategies, instituting lean cultures, creating business alliances and managing sales and acquisitions. A key area of focus for Robert has been lean continuous improvement, on which he co-authored a book entitled, “Lean Competitive Advantage” – a guide to operating effectively in the new economy.

“Robert’s proven track record in the mergers and acquisitions and strategic planning arenas make him a true asset to our clients,” said Managing Partner and CEO of Grassi & Co., Louis C. Grassi, CPA, CFE. “As a Firm, we continually strive to find new and improved ways to further serve our clients, and by bringing in Robert we have solidified our commitment to servicing those clients in need of Robert’s areas of expertise.”    

Robert’s operating experience spans 23 years and his last company was The Hartz Mountain Corporation (largest pet supply manufacturer in the US with $430m+ in annual sales), where he led the management buyout with a major private equity firm. During his time at Hartz, Robert held lead roles in Operations, Marketing, R&D, and ultimately as President and CEO. Prior to joining Grassi & Co., Robert was a Partner at Sax BST where he led the consulting group for the firm. Robert earned his B.S. in Accounting at William Paterson University and is currently serving on the Board of Directors and or Advisors for eight companies.


About Grassi & Co.: Grassi & Co. is a premier professional services organization specializing in accounting, auditing, tax, technology, and business consulting. Grassi & Co. has been ranked the 17th largest Accounting Firm in New York by Crain’s New York and the 7th largest by Long Island Business News. It was also ranked the 73rd largest in the U.S. by Accounting Today and the 74th largest by INSIDE Public Accounting. They have offices in Manhattan, Long Island and Rockland County, NY as well as internationally through its association with Moore Stephens International. Grassi & Co. specializes in professional services for the Not-for-Profit, Construction, Architecture & Engineering, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Manufacturing & Distribution, Retail, Technology, Media & Telecommunication, Transportation, Energy & Natural Resources, and Healthcare industries, among others.

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