DKB promotes Modesti to President

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ROCHESTER, NY, March 15, 2023 – DKB, a leading regional business advisory and CPA firm, has promoted Christian B. (Chris) Modesti to President, responsible for managing the firm’s operations and strategy.

Before joining DKB, he was EVP of Sweeteners Plus LLC in Lakeville. Prior to that, Modesti was President of BioMaxx Inc., and has held leadership positions at several additional companies in the energy and other sectors.

“The other Partners and I are thrilled with what Chris brings to the table,” says Michael L. Cooke, Managing Partner. “Placing Chris in this role has been a crucial step in positioning DKB for the future. Knowing that he is running the day-to-day with an expert hand while executing the firm’s strategic goals allows the Partners to focus fully on the complexities of DKB’s engagements with our clients, whose needs and expectations are growing more sophisticated every year.”

David J. DeJoy, Chair and Co-Founder of DKB, praises Modesti’s integrity and leadership skills, and his embrace of DKB’s culture and the firm’s vision for the future.

Noting the firm’s newly established leadership structure, which has Modesti collaborating alongside MP Cooke, DeJoy says: “I have the utmost confidence in Chris’ talents to keep the business running smoothly and moving us toward achieving our strategic goals, while Mike ensures a level of care, quality, and responsiveness that our clients need and expect in this dynamic, demanding market.”

Modesti holds an MBA from the University of Rochester’s Simon Business School, and a BS from Cornell University. He is a member of Financial Executives International (FEI).

He serves as board chairman of the Summit Federal Credit Union and trustee of the University of Rochester Newman Interfaith Chapel.

Modesti lives in Geneva, NY, with his wife, Lisa, and they have three grown sons. He and his wife enjoy traveling, working out, and spending time on the water. Modesti also works as a high school lacrosse official.

About DKB

Based in downtown Rochester and deeply rooted in the community, 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, valuation, 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.