When Ronnie Pachino joined the accounting and advisory industry in the 1980s, professionals only needed a four-year degree to be successful. However, to best help others, the CPA and PBMares partner has gone on to expand his education and knowledge by earning his MBA, Business Valuation Accreditation (ABV), Certified Financial Forensics (CFF) and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designations.
Don’t be intimidated by his alphabet soup of credentials. It’s all part of his mission to do what he loves most – helping clients grow, evolve and succeed.
Ronnie draws on nearly 36 years of experience, the past five with PBMares, to advise clients navigating tax and accounting laws and regulations, business valuations of closely held companies, and financial statement preparation in the commercial and residential construction, development, distribution, retail, hospitality and government sectors.
His true area of expertise, though, is helping clients and their attorneys in business valuations and litigation support, including civil litigation, family law, bankruptcy, estate and gift tax, mergers and acquisitions, business loss compensation, dissenting shareholder cases, economic loss calculations and resolutions, and international mediation matters.
Ronnie has prepared and/or supervised hundreds of business valuations and has testified in court cases, hearings, mediation and depositions involving forensic accounting, business acquisitions, business valuations of closely held businesses, bankruptcies and fractional interests of non-marketable securities and tax matters.
Ronnie’s desire to help doesn’t stop at client service, as he continues to help make the accounting and advisory industry better wherever he can. He has shared his knowledge via presentations to other CPAs, bankers, attorneys, insurance agents and securities advisors on a variety of business valuation topics, in addition to teaching accounting and finance courses for the Baltimore City Community College and Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants, as well as attending training and other continuing professional education lectures by the American Society of Appraisers, the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, the AICPA, SEAK and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
In the community, he serves as secretary of the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants forensic and valuation services committee and board member of Congregation Ohr Hatorah. In addition, Ronnie serves on the Board of Directors for DRU/Mondawmin Healthy Families, Inc. (DRUM).
Ronnie’s penchant for serving the community also has him literally giving of himself to help others. In addition to being a regular platelet donor every two weeks, he altruistically donated a kidney to someone he hadn’t met until the day of the donation in July 2017.