DKB Hires Venette as Senior Manager for Business Valuation

ROCHESTER, NY, April 7, 2022 – DKB, a leading regional business advisory and CPA firm, has hired Anthony M. Venette, CPA/ABV, as Senior Manager for Business Valuation.

Venette will grow DKB’s Business Valuation practice and manage a collaborative, high-performing team of both in-house and affiliated professionals. He and his team will be responsible for building and maintaining business relationships; managing client demands, both urgent and deadline-driven; pursuing emerging areas such as ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance; and scoping and developing fee quotes. Venette also will act as a potential expert witness as needed.

“At this crucial stage in DKB’s growth, we are excited to bring on a leader of Anthony’s caliber for this position,” says Christian B. Modesti, Executive Vice President. “Anthony’s technical expertise and his outstanding background as an energetic professional positions him to respond with skill and innovation to the inquiries that our Tax and Assurance partners have been fielding. We look forward to Anthony raising the profile of DKB’s Business Valuation practice, regionally and beyond.”

In his nine-year career serving business owners and small to medium-sized organizations, Venette has developed and fine-tuned his skills in business valuation, succession planning, mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, and transaction consulting.

Most recently, he was Financial Planning and Analysis Manager for the Industrial Process Division of ITT, Inc., in Seneca Falls. Previously, he worked for Empire Valuation Consultants, a Rochester-based valuation consulting firm; and as a Tax Associate for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, a Big Four accounting firm.

Venette earned both an MBA and BS in Accounting from St. John Fisher College. He obtained his CPA in 2014, and in 2017 was granted his ABV (Accredited in Business Valuation) designation. He is a member of AICPA’s Forensic and Valuation Services Section. Further, he serves on St. John Fisher’s Accounting Alumni Committee.

He lives in Victor with his wife, Colleen Knauf Venette, and their daughter.

About DKB

Based in downtown Rochester, DKB is a regional certified public accounting and consulting firm, serving clients across New York State and around the country. The firm provides business advisory, assurance, tax, and accounting services to privately held small- and medium-sized businesses, and individuals.

DKB’s professional advisors focus on delivering proactive, timely, and innovative advice – striving always to understand each client’s unique situations, and to design and execute business and financial strategies that further their short- and long-term objectives.