Tom Colitsas – Managing Partner
Tom has over 45 years of business experience. But, at the core of it all, Tom is a businessman and an entrepreneur.
Tom services clients in a variety of industries but is a true expert in the areas of franchises and corporate workouts. In fact, he is often called upon as a resource by other professionals, both inside and outside the firm, in these areas.
In addition to his numerous hours spent building this practice over the past four decades, Tom has also been an active public servant. He served as a New Jersey State Real Estate Commissioner from 1981 to 1989. He was President of the Board of Managers for the Mercer County Donnelly Hospital, a geriatric hospital for the indigent, from 1979 to 1986. He also served as a New Jersey Legislative aide from 1986 to 1988.
Tom currently serves on the Board of Directors for I.A.F.O and ARC which he is also Treasurer and is on the Board of Directors for the Plainsboro Housing Authority. He was previously on the board of DDIFO for 6 years. He is a member in the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants, New Jersey Society of Public Accountants and the New Jersey Society of Enrolled Agents.
Jim Colitsas, CPA
A lifelong New Jerseyan, Jim began his career with Ernst & Young, LLP in Manhattan. While at Ernst & Young, Jim was part of the Entrepreneurial Services Department where he worked primarily with companies looking to launch initial public offerings (IPOs), companies that had just gone public and large privately- held companies.
As Tom’s son, Jim grew up with the practice and officially joined in January of 2000. Jim focuses most of his time at the firm on tax, business and financial planning, as well as special projects for our clients. In addition to being a CPA, Jim is a Registered Investment Advisor, and QuickBooks ProAdvisor. His professional memberships include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, National Association of Tax Preparers, New Jersey Society of CPAs and the Princeton Chamber of Commerce. Jim is on the Board of Project Freedom.
When he is not working, Jim enjoys spending time with his wife, Maya, and their two kids, Tommy and Bella. He is a proud alumnus of Rutgers University, where he received both his undergraduate degree and his MBA, and, most importantly, met his wife.
Linda Farinola, CFA, CFP©, EA
Linda manages PFG – Financial Planning and Management, LLC.
Linda is the founder of Sound Financial Solutions, Inc. and has worked with Thomas Colitsas and Associates since January 2010. She has a BS in Accounting from Penn State and an MBA from Rutgers University. She has many years of financial services experience in investment portfolio management, corporate treasury management, accounting, tax and financial planning.
Joyce joined our firm in 1999 handling the records for our restaurants. Shortly afterwards her client base expanded to include various industries including real estate and general contracting, and franchises. In 2014 she became a partner in the firm overseeing the franchise department along with other various clients. Her expertise includes write ups, financial reporting, payroll and covenant compliance on major bank loans. Joyce has over 25 years of hands on accounting experience ranging from very small business accounts to multi-million dollar accounts.
In her free time Joyce enjoys spending time with her family and living along the Jersey Shore.