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Pine Hill Group is pleased to announce it has promoted Jeffrey DiGiovanni to Managing Director. Jeff has been with Pine Hill Group for five years, serving most recently as a Senior Director within the firm’s growing SEC/IPO & Financial Reporting Practice. His expertise, particularly in the Life Sciences, Financial Services, Technology and Manufacturing sectors make him an indispensable resource to the firm.

“Each of our Managing Directors brings a unique blend of background, education and expertise to the firm. Jeff has helped to grow the firm’s SEC/IPO & Financial Reporting Practice and develop many long-standing relationships with our clients during his time at Pine Hill Group. We are thrilled to have him as part of our leadership team”, stated Chuck Jacobson, Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Pine Hill Group.

Jeff has extensive management experience within private industry, working most recently as Corporate Accounting Policy Manager at Ally Financial Inc., formerly GMAC, where he was responsible for providing technical accounting support over complex transactions and key finance initiatives. Jeff also possesses more than a decade of experience within top-tier public accounting firms including PricewaterhouseCoopers, BDO Seidman and Baker Tilly.

“Jeff has played a key role in enabling us to rapidly grow our practice over the last few years.” stated Ed Sweeney, Managing Director and Leader of the Firm’s SEC/IPO & Financial Reporting Practice. “As Managing Director, Jeff will continue to lead service delivery efforts for his clients, but will also help to expand our services, grow our client base and develop and expand our team.”

Jeff is a Certified Public Accountant. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Saint Joseph’s University and a Masters Degree in Financial Services from the Saint Joseph’s University Graduate School of Business.

Pine Hill Group has been named the 40th fastest growing privately-held company by the Philadelphia 100. This is the 5th time in a row that Pine Hill Group has made the list, and as a five-time winner, we are being named to the Philadelphia 100 Hall of Fame, an elite group into which only 47 companies and CEOs have been inducted to date.

The Philadelphia 100, which is run by the Wharton Small Business Development Center and The Entrepreneurs' Forum of Greater Philadelphia, identifies and honors the 100 fastest growing, privately-held entrepreneurial companies in the Greater Philadelphia Region.

For 28 years, the Philadelphia 100 has been the hallmark of entrepreneurial achievement in the region. The integrity of the process and the resulting list makes the Philadelphia 100 one of the most prestigious awards in the region.

"Winning this award for the fifth year in a row is such an honor. This year is significant for our firm - not only are we being named a Philly 100 Hall of Fame inductee, but we are approaching 10 years in business. I couldn’t be prouder of all the significant achievements we have made as a firm. To be recognized as one of the fastest growing companies by the Philadelphia business community five times in a row is a huge honor," notes Chuck Jacobson, Co-Founder and Managing Director at Pine Hill Group. "We're proud to have earned this distinction with the help of each one of our dedicated team members, clients, colleagues and friends.”

Pine Hill Group was honored, along with other 2016 winners, at an award gala held on October 27, 2016 at the Fillmore Philadelphia. For more information about the Philadelphia 100 awards program or the event, please visit www.philadelphia100.com.

For the third year in a row, Pine Hill Group has made the Inc. 5000 list, an annual list that determines and ranks America's fastest-growing private companies. Inc. calls these businesses "the superheroes of the U.S. economy", as in the last three years they have generated about 8% of all jobs in the economy. This year, Pine Hill Group is ranked as No. 1519, with a 249% Three-Year Sales Growth. 

The exclusive list also includes newcomers such as Dollar Shave Club, Square, and ipsy, and repeat companies such as Intuit, Pandora, and Microsoft. Pine Hill Group is honored to be recognized alongside these companies as part of the Inc. 5000 list for 2016, and we are excited to see what milestones our company will reach in the next three years. 

You can view the full list including Pine Hill Group on the Inc. website.

Pine Hill Group is excited to announce an outstanding achievement of Alyssa Shadinger, who has been selected as an NJCPA "Woman of Note". Alyssa was chosen among many nominations due to her NJCPA participation, involvement in the accounting profession, and dedication to community service.

The recipients were announced by the New Jersey Society of CPAs on June 13, 2016, at the NJCPA Convention & Expo. To view the 2016 Women of Note and honorable mentions, visit njcpa.org/womenofnote. Alyssa will also be featured in the September/October issue of New Jersey CPA magazine. 

Keith Ruck, Senior Director at Pine Hill Group recently participated on a panel on Post M&A Integration Strategies. The panelists examined and discussed the issues facing the implementation of different processes, people, markets and culture into a new organization with a new vision for the combined company. The event was sponsored by The New Jersey CFO Leadership Council, and took place on Tuesday morning, December 8th @ 8:00 a.m. at the offices of KPMG. 

Pine Hill Group announces the retirement of Steve Nardi, Managing Director. Since co-founding the firm in 2007, Steve has been responsible for providing services to a vast number of Pine Hill Group's public and private clients.

In the early years, Steve helped to build the firm brand and reputation, and was responsible for helping to create a far-reaching awareness of Pine Hill Group in the marketplace.

As a recognized leader in technical accounting, his sound technical advice to clients has been the backbone upon which the firm's reputation has been built. His background, which includes years of public accounting experience, coupled with the industry perspective that co-founder Chuck Jacobson brought to the table, enabled Pine Hill Group to provide a unique full-service experience to their clients as the firm was built.

"Steve's innovative approach to technical accounting has had a lasting impact on the clients he serves as well as the industry as a whole. We are so honored to be part of this company that he helped build. Steve's passion, along with the commitment he has for his clients, are what made Pine Hill Group the unique firm we are today." said Chuck Jacobson.

Pine Hill Group recently hosted an ethics seminar in which Allison M. Henry, CPA - Vice President, Professional & Technical Standards of the PICPA gave an overview of ethical standards that have been issued by AICPA, state society, and state board authorities.

The session explored the latest developments in professional ethics, including the new codification of the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct, recent changes to the Code of Professional Conduct, & hot topics under consideration by the regulatory and standard setting bodies. The discussion explored how diverse and emerging trends, such as changes in technology, social media, and evolving workplace expectations, challenge the lines in professional ethics.

Pine Hill Group has been named the 26th fastest growing privately-held company by the Philadelphia 100. The Philadelphia 100, which is run by the Wharton Small Business Development Center, The Entrepreneurs' Forum of Greater Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia Business Journal, identifies and honors the 100 fastest growing, privately-held entrepreneurial companies in the Greater Philadelphia Region.
For 27 years, the Philadelphia 100 has been the hallmark of entrepreneurial achievement in the region. The integrity of the process and the resulting list makes the Philadelphia 100 one of the most sought awards in the region.
"Winning this award for the fourth year in a row underscores the significant achievements we have made as a firm over the last 8 years. To be recognized as one of the fastest growing companies by the Philadelphia business community once again is an honor," notes Chuck Jacobson, Co-Founder and Managing Director at Pine Hill Group. "We're proud to have earned this distinction by playing an important role in our clients' numerous success stories."
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Gaeton Biscardi, Managing Director of IPO Readiness and SEC Compliance at the Pine Hill Group joined other renowned experts who will be examined the latest developments and trends in the regulatory landscape, accounting, corporate governance, and crucial issues facing corporate and securities law practitioners and finance professionals.

Gaeton served on a panel that explored recent developments and issues surrounding technical accounting at the Union League of Philadelphia.

Pine Hill Group Risk Advisory Services Director Rob Frye delivered a presentation on internal audit to graduate students of Temple University’s Fox School of Business. Rob is a graduate of the Fox School of Business, and was invited to speak to the graduate students by Temple’s Director of the Master of Accountancy Program, Sheri Risler. The presentation covered a variety of material related to internal audit, but mainly focused upon the types of internal audit projects and initiatives that are most frequently being employed by companies in today’s market place.

Between the Liberty Bell and the famed cheesesteak, Philly is already a lively town. Tack on a thriving tech scene, and this historical city is handily heading into the 21st century.

In particular, biotech is sweeping the city. Thanks to the University City Science Center, which started as an urban revitalization project and is now a science startup incubator, Philly is becoming the go-to place to launch a medical or health tech startup.

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