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Bonadio Group marks 40th anniversary with gala event

By Journal Staff


Tom Bonadio, current Bonadio CEO, and Bruce Zicari, a longtime employee who will become CEO on May 1, gather for the The Bonadio Group’s 40th anniversary celebration at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center. (PHOTO CREDIT: Jenny Berliner)

ROCHESTER — The Bonadio Group — which operates an office in Syracuse and describes itself as upstate New York’s largest independent provider of accounting, consulting, and financial services — celebrated its 40th anniversary with a Dec. 14 gala event at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center.

More than 1,000 employees and guests from across the region attended the gala event with entertainment provided by Gap Mangione, DJ Naps, and Kool & The Gang. In addition to cocktails and dinner, the evening concluded with garbage plates and Abbott’s Frozen Custard.

“This 40th anniversary milestone reflects the dedication and professionalism of our entire team, along with their trust and commitment to our culture,” Tom Bonadio, CEO of Rochester–based Bonadio Group, said in a news release. “It is a great source of pride for me to reach four decades of service in the communities we serve and have the opportunity to share this with our team members.”

Founded in 1978, Bonadio Group now operates in 10 markets including its new office in Dallas and expanded presence in New York City. The firm is now up to 785 employees. In addition, Bonadio said it was expected to post $120 million in revenue in 2018. 

Bruce Zicari will assume the CEO role in May, following the completion of a three-year transition plan. “Tom Bonadio will remain with the firm as a senior council, helping the firm grow and meet its new strategic plan,” the release stated.

The accounting firm’s other six offices are in Albany, Batavia, Buffalo, East Aurora, Utica, and Rutland, Vermont.