Our Firm

About Us, Our Firm, PM Business Advisors, Chris Vignone, Peter J. Scalise
Our clients may not consider us Super Heroes, but we would like to think they do. We wake up every day with a vision to provide our clients the tools to identify unique opportunities to improve their operations through the implementation of best practices. In order to facilitate this vision, we approach each day with a philosophy of client centricity and collaboration. Every day we ask ourselves how can we serve our clients better and provide more value. With the completion of each engagement, our team immediately begins the process of exploring new opportunities to bring to our clients. When we cannot provide the best solutions to address our client’s problem, PM Business Advisors will team with a group of Best in Class service providers to ensure the success of each project. This is our vision and philosophy that drives us to be successful every day for our firm, our team members, and most importantly, our clients.

 

Our Team

Chris Vignone, About Us, Our Firm, PM Business Advisors,

Chris Vignone

CEO & Managing Director, Business Advisory

Chris has over 20 years of experience in providing business advisory services to corporate America. Chris’s clients include many Fortune 1000 companies and he is an acclaimed thought leader in the area of sales & use tax. Chris has maintained the role of Advisory practice leader for several firms before taking the helm as CEO for PM Business Advisors in 2015.

Service Specialty: Sales & Use Tax, Credits & Incentives, and Tax Controversy.

E: cvignone@pmbusinessadvisors.com
P: 646-593-0458

About Us, Our Firm, PM Business Advisors, Peter J. Scalise

Peter J. Scalise

Managing Director, Federal Tax Credits & Incentives Practice Leader

Peter is a highly distinguished BIG 4 Alumni Tax Practice Leader and has approximately 20 years of progressive tax leadership experience developing, managing and leading multi-million dollar tax advisory practices on a regional, national, and global level. Peter is a highly acclaimed thought leader in the fields of accounting and taxation with deep subject matter expertise in connection to designing, implementing and defending sustainable methodologies for specialty tax incentives.

Service Specialty: R&D Tax Incentives; Orphan Drug Tax Incentives; Comprehensive Fixed Asset Analysis incorporating Construction Tax Planning, Cost Segregation Study and TPR Compliance; IC-DISC Structuring Services; Energy Tax Incentives; Accounting Methods and Periods Planning; and Movie Production Tax Incentives.

E: pscalise@pmbusinessadvisors.com
P: 212-835-2211

Chris Utschig, About Us, Our Firm, PM Business Advisors,

Christopher S. Utschig, P.E

Managing Director, Cost Segregation

Christopher S. Utschig, a licensed professional engineer, has a proven track record spanning more than thirty years in the design and construction of both residential and commercial projects, throughout the United States. His was the principal responsible for projects with construction budgets ranging from $2 M to large scale projects with budgets of more than $50 million.   Christopher has established a professional reputation for excellence in: strategic planning, construction feasibility studies, cost estimating and profitability assessments, value engineering, and design build strategies.  He has delivered for his clients an open approach and flexibility to their projects, as well as creative and critical problem solving skills, providing his clients with the greatest value.  Prior to joining PM Business Advisors, Christopher was the senior partner at Stevens Engineering PLLC where he retains a Board seat.  Prior to joining Stevens Engineering, Cristopher served as Regional Vice President at Toll Brothers Inc.  Christopher received his Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from Northeastern University and maintains his professional license in multiple states.

E: csu@pmbusinessadvisors.com

Vitas Jalinskas, About Us, Our Firm, PM Business Advisors,

Vitas Jalinskas

Managing Director, Business Asset Recovery

Vitas has over 22 years of experience providing financial recovery consulting services to various industries such as retail, manufacturing and grocery. He is responsible for the successful delivery of accounts payable audit services to the client by managing the team(s) assigned to the engagement and providing leadership and direction and ensuring that the client’s needs and expectations are met and exceeded. Vitas has positioned PM Business Advisors to be able to offer an additional strong audit service to its clients. PM Business Advisors now offers a trustworthy full scope A/P review of such areas as Duplicate Payments, Escheatment Avoidance, Pricing, Rebates, Freight, Returns, Allowances, Advertising/Coop, CAM Review and Contract Compliance.

Service Specialty: A/P Recovery Audits, CAM Audits, Contract Compliance Audits, Sales & Use Tax Audits

E: vjalinskas@pmbusinessadvisors.com
P: 860-604-4253

Bob Berman, About Us, Our Firm, PM Business Advisors,

Bob Berman

Director of Tax Advisory

Bob has over 40 years of experience in corporate taxation and has joined PM Business Advisors to assist with our growing state & local tax advisory practice. Bob has successfully built and managed several large tax departments and has a vast network of state and corporate tax professional relationships. His extensive career included positions with Arthur Andersen LLP, Deloitte & Touche LLP, The Readers Digest Association, Inc., Avon Products, Inc. and most recently, Carl Zeiss, Inc. as Director of Tax.

Service Specialty: State & Local Tax, Audits & Tax Accounting, Tax Advisory.

E: rberman@pmbusinessadvisors.com
P: 914-218-1300 x577

Thomas Santacroce, About Us, Our Firm, PM Business Advisors,

Thomas Santacroce

Advisory Board Member

Thomas has over 15 years of experience providing consulting services to Fortune 1000 Companies with a strong focus on accounts payables and recovery strategies. Thomas brings an a successful track record of exceeding revenue and operational targets through building and leading high-performance teams in mature and start-up environments. During this time Thomas served as Vice President of Connolly Consulting and JPD Financial. Currently, Thomas is a Network Executive supporting the cloud-based payable solutions for Ariba Networks, an SAP Company. Thomas assists PM Business Advisors in an advisory capacity supporting their business development, marketing and operational planning.

Service Specialty: Strategic & Operational Planning, Sales & Revenue Forecasting, Global Marketing Strategy.

E: tsantacroce@pmbusinessadvisors.com

Todd Grethel, About Us, Our Firm, PM Business Advisors,

Todd Grethel

Business Development Manager

Prior to Joining our team last year, Todd spent over three years with a Business & Tax Advisory firm where he generated over 2 million in revenue. This was achieved through the development of new business with groups ranging from start-up’s to fortune 2000 in scale. Additionally, Todd has over 25 years of business management in the fashion industry as a senior executive with nationally known companies

E: tgrethel@pmbusinessadvisors.com

Accounting & Finance Scholarship

PM Business Advisors is excited to introduce a new scholarship opportunity aimed towards helping accounting and finance students who show both academic excellence as well as an involvement in their community. A full description of and application for our scholarship can be found here: http://www.pmbusinessadvisors.com/accounting-finance-scholarship/

Here is a brief list of our requirements:

• Be a U.S. Citizen or permanent U.S resident
• Be enrolled full-time in a college or university
• Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or equivalent
• Demonstrate progress in a course of study in accounting or finance
• Plan to sit for the CPA exam within three years of application date
• Demonstrate leadership ability
• Involvement in community service organizations

Careers

Hiring smart people is just the start. We offer all of our team members an opportunity for growth and we expect commitment from our team to our firm vision. However, that also requires a commitment from leadership to a growth strategy that will provide team members a chance have a career with PM Business Advisors, not just another job on your resume. If this sounds like the place for you, please email us at careers@pmbusinessadvisors.com; attach your resume and a brief description of what opportunity interests you.