Deal will expand The Bonadio Group’s presence in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex
October 4, 2023 — The Bonadio Group, a nationally ranked Top 50 CPA firm and the largest independent provider of professional services in Upstate New York, strengthens its commitment to the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex with today’s announcement that it will join with Howard, LLP. This will become official on November 1, 2023, when all 85 employees of the Dallas-based CPA firm will join The Bonadio Group and Howard, LLP, will begin to operate under The Bonadio Group name.
Based on increased client needs and the potential for growth in the robust regional business environment, The Bonadio Group opened its Dallas office in October 2018. Combining with Howard represents a continuation of The Bonadio Group’s ongoing growth strategy, which includes the expansion of both capabilities and footprint.
Tim Pike, chief executive officer of Howard, LLP, will serve as The Bonadio Group’s Dallas Regional Managing Partner and a member of the firm’s board, effective November 1. Tim joined Howard, LLP, in 2004 and has served as chief executive officer since 2021.
Jeff Wexler, current Dallas Regional Managing Partner, helped open the Dallas office in 2018 and has been integral to the success and expansion of the firm throughout the region. As Jeff transitions the Regional Managing Partner role to Tim, he will refocus his efforts on business development and client service to support continued strategic growth in Texas.
Howard, which was founded in 1973, provides a depth of experience in tax and compliance services including business, individual, estate, and franchise tax planning. These focused tax capabilities complement The Bonadio Group’s comprehensive assurance and advisory and consulting services, providing clients with enhanced offerings, capabilities, and expertise to help optimize business performance.
“Howard features a strong roster of clients across multiple industries, a team of outstanding professionals, a culture that mirrors our core values, and an excellent reputation in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex,” said Bruce Zicari, chief executive officer, The Bonadio Group. “For those reasons and more, Howard is the ideal CPA firm for us to join with as we seek to provide superior service for our clients and increased development opportunities for our people. We’re thrilled to welcome Howard to The Bonadio Group.”
“Howard and The Bonadio Group share important compatibilities in our approaches to client service and corporate culture,” said Tim Pike, chief executive officer, Howard, LLP. “We look forward to building on the successes of our firms’ combined 90+ years of experience and are excited about the benefits our clients and employees will gain from this.”
About The Bonadio Group
Founded in 1978, The Bonadio Group is a nationally ranked Top 50 CPA firm offering accounting, tax, and advisory and consulting services to clients of all sizes across a variety of industries. The firm’s professionals deliver practical, proactive, and innovative solutions to help clients reach their strategic and financial goals. The Bonadio Group is the largest independent provider of accounting, tax, and consulting services in upstate New York with a growing presence nationwide. For more information, visit www.bonadio.com.