Firsthand Executive Experience Beyond the Books

Hart Vida Raffo was built by executives from the corporate world – our team has embraced the challenges of politics, governance, budgeting, and business strategy, and learned firsthand that running a successful company is about more than just the books. Hart Vida Raffo has the practical experience to help you create an integrated financial strategy to address your most pressing challenges with solutions that will deliver outstanding results.

  • Alexander J. Hart,CPA, MBA

    Alexander J. Hart

    Alexander J. Hart is a principal and founder of Hart Vida Raffo. With over 25 years of experience, Alex specializes in the areas of tax strategy and planning, business process improvement, and CFO advisory. Alex graduated from St. John’s University with a B.A. in Spanish and his M.B.A. in Finance, and he obtained his accounting degree from Pace University. Alex began his career at IBM in sales operations and accounting. He was a Controller for the N.Y. Post, and has been a CFO for the medical device company Vertebron. Alex is the treasurer, and an executive committee member of A.L.T.A. (Affiliated Lawyers of the Americas). He is also a member of the National Association of Tax Preparers, and is a contributing author and mentor at Latin Business Today.  Alex is a managing member and heads the firm’s CFO advisory practice. 

  • Stella M. Vida,CPA

    Stella M. Vida

    Stella Vida has over 20 years of public and private accounting experience. She specializes in controllership and accounting operations advisory, as well as business and individual tax preparation and strategy. Stella holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Accounting from Pace University and began her public accounting career at Marks, Paneth and Shron LLP, followed by CBIZ Mahoney Cohen & Company. She has served clients in the publishing, apparel, retail, manufacturing and professional services sectors. Stella was a Senior Accounting Manager at TAL International (formerly Transamerica Leasing) where she was responsible for financial reporting, managing S&A reporting for 10+ global offices, and was involved in the firm’s IPO. Stella is a managing member and heads the firm’s accounting and controllership practice.

  • Robert J. Raffo,

    Robert J. Raffo

    Bob Raffo Jr. has over 25 years of accounting and consulting experience and specializes in providing CFO/CIO advisory services for privately owned businesses and small-cap public corporations. He has held both CFO and CIO level positions with organizations such as Cardinal Health, BLP Group Companies, and The McGraw-Hill Companies. Bob’s experience includes business process improvement, system integration, mergers and acquisitions, complex project management, and financial business management. He is the author of multiple published articles, and is a speaker at numerous trade meetings including INTERPHEX—an international pharmaceutical industry event. Bob holds a BS in Finance and Accounting from Lehigh University, and is currently the CFO of PSKW.

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