Danielle J. Gallo, CPA
 Senior Manager

Danielle is a Senior Manager based in our Bethesda, MD office. With over 25 years of experience, she provides a variety of tax services to corporations, trusts, partnerships and high net worth individual including income tax planning, tax return preparation, review, assistance with foreign tax issues and IRS correspondence and representation. She is also involved in compilation engagements.

Prior to joining the firm,  Danielle  served as the  controller for a large  established physician group  where she  maintained  the company’s general ledger, prepared  quarterly consolidated statements, prepared related party partnership and joint venture tax returns and  FTE reports.  In addition, she was responsible for supervising payroll, accounts receivable and accounts payable, and maintained vendor relations. Prior to her controllership position, Danielle also spent five years working for a public accounting firm in the District of Columbia, where she focused predominately on tax return review.

Danielle obtained her Bachelors of Accounting from Catholic University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude, and was a member of the International Honor Society, Pi Gamma Mu. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), AICPA Women in the Profession, the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA), and holds a CGMA, Chartered Global Management Accountant, designation.

Tessa Lucero-Bennett, CPA, MBA
 Senior Manager

Tessa is a Senior Manager and is based in our Vienna office. With over 17 years of experience, she provides accounting and consulting services for the firm’s clients. Tessa focuses in providing attestation services to companies in various industries including construction, healthcare and government contracting.  In addition, Tessa provides a number of advisory services including business planning, financial budgets and projections, benchmarking and financial trends, M&A support and analytics, internal controls assessment, development of best business practices, and financial training for top management.

Prior to joining the firm, Tessa held management positions in large international and U.S. publicly traded corporations.  She served as an Internal Audit Manager for Toll Brothers (a national homebuilder) in charge of the Southeast region and as the Corporate Accounting Manager for Harman International (an international manufacturer of electronic products).

Tessa obtained a Master of Business Administration from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science in biological sciences from Purdue University.  She worked in the biotechnology industry for 10 years prior to becoming a CPA. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants. In addition, Tessa serves as an adjunct professor at George Washington University’s School of Business.