Affiliation will offer an unprecedented range of training and development products and services for accounting professionals and firms nationwide

Monmouth County, NJ, June 15, 2015

Whitman Business Advisors LLC (WBA) announces Strategic Alliance with Gatto Associates LLC to help their clients win the recruiting and retention wars by bringing a “Game Changing” Training & Development Platform to its CPA Firm Clients.

Philip Whitman, CEO and President of WBA has a passion for helping CPA firms grow. In an effort to be the preeminent, one stop resource for CPAs and CPAs firms, Rex Gatto Ph.D., Owner and President, of Gatto Associates LLC., a consulting firm specializing in working with CPA firms, together with WBA, will work with their CPA firm clients to support making better hiring, promotion, and training & development decisions.

Whitman, who had been introduced to Dr. Gatto several years ago, commented, “With the talent wars back, I know it is critical that we bring resources to our clients to help them identify: new hires, assess and develop their talent and future leaders through a comprehensive customized process. Adding Gatto to our team will expand our training and development platform and be an additive to many of our core Six-pack Plus Services. Our Six-pack Plus Services includes: M&A, Talent Acquisition, Retreat Facilitation, Training & Coaching, Lead Generation and Practice Management consulting.”

David Wolfskehl, Director of Operations added “The goal of the WBA training and coaching group is to create the finest team of trainers in the industry – adding Rex to our team is a big step towards that goal.”

Gatto, who has consulted with CPA firms for 20+ years added, “As we were talking through the myriad of opportunities to collaborate in helping CPA firms and the synergies between our companies it dawned on me that WBA plus Gatto Associates would make 1+1=100 for our target clients.”

About Gatto Associates LLC

Gatto Associates, LLC is a consulting firm that provides Online Assessment for CPA’s, Training and Development, Coaching, Strategic Planning, Talent Management, Pre-Hire Assessment, and Mentoring Programs. Gatto works with CPA firms of all sizes and has developed assessments to specifically measure individual performance as well as firm development.

About WBA

Whitman Business Advisors LLC is a national consultancy that provides strategic growth services for CPA’s and CPA firms exclusively. Its six-pack plus of services includes: Merger & acquisition, talent acquisition, partner retreats, Training and coaching, lead generation and practice management consulting.
For additional information, visit or contact a Whitman Business Advisors Team member at (844) WBA- TEAM, (844) 922-8326.