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About Amatore & Co

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What It's About

Our team and affiliates bring a vast amount of experience in many different areas…all with the goal of serving our clients better. 

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Our team

Anthony Amatore

Lead Tax Strategist, CTC & CO-FOUNDER OF TAX STRATEGY PRO

Anthony Amatore is a graduate of Youngstown State University. He is an Accountant, Certified Tax Coach, Tax Practitioner, Estate and Pro-Active Planner, and he has the ability to practice in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. He has maintained his public practice for 35 years.

Anthony and his wife Traci have been married for 32 years, have three children, and work and reside in Canfield, Ohio and Sarasota, Florida. He and his wife are very active in their community, supporting various endeavors for their children and numerous charities, as well as his alma mater, Youngstown State University.

Anthony is a past three-term President of the Board of Directors of Shepard of the Valley Nursing Homes, has sat on the board of a Medical School in Northeastern Ohio, and is a member of the Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber of Commerce and The National Association of National Tax Preparers. He currently sets on the Board of Directors of The American Institute of Certified Tax Practitioners, a National Think Tank for proactive Tax Planners.

Jacqueline Gibbons-McIntosh

MBA, CPA, CGMA & LEAD COMPLIANCE MANAGER

Jacqueline spent over 20 years with international firms; Price Waterhouse Coopers, BDO Seidman and Ernst and Young. During her tenure at all three firms, she headed various types of Accounting & Consulting assignments in both private and public companies. She also serves as Interim Controller at various Government Agencies.

She earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Nova University in Ft Lauderdale, in 1997 and became a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in 2002.

Jacqueline is active in a number of professional organizations including the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and National Association of Professional Women (NAPW).

Jacqueline enjoys traveling to unusual places and getting to know people. She is also very involved in various activities at her Church-Trinity Church International (TCI).

Kris Skruck

Administrative Assistant

Kris Skruck is the Administrative Assistant to Tony Amatore. She handles the front-line administrative functions of the corporate office and works with our tax planning professionals on tax compliance and planning efforts. Kris has worked for over 25 years in executive administrative and office manager positions at both small law offices and large-scale real estate development corporations.

Kris has a genuinely caring attitude truly enjoys building strong relationships with our clients and our team. When someone calls with a problem, Kris now adopts it and treats it as her problem. Communication is important to me. All parties should have a clear understanding of our goals and objectives. I understand that our success depends on the success of our clients.

Raina Faith A. Pereña

Intake Manager

Raina is our Communications and Intake Manager with experience working alongside the executive team of a RE-MMAP. Raina specializes in administrative and accounting service and is responsible for educating other employees on using progressive systems and applications, including accounting software, mass communication procedures, and organizational apps. Raina is a powerful force in the workplace and uses her positive attitude and tireless energy to encourage others to work hard and succeed. 

Raina is inspired daily by her daughter. She enjoys baking, meeting new people, and helping out with various activities at church. In her free time, she plays badminton and roller skates with her lovely daughter. 

Hubert McIntosh

CPA & Tax strategist, Tax strategy pro

Hubert earned a Bachelor Degree in Accounting and Bachelor Degree in Finance from the University of Florida(UF), in 1994 and passed the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination in 1998.

He is also a Certified Tax Specialist (CTS) and Certified Tax Master (CTM).

He is a Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA), Florida Society of Enrolled Agents (FSEA) Cambridge Who’s Who in Accounting and Taxes, Boynton Beach Community Development Corporation (BBCDC)  Board Member, Caribbean-American for Community Involvement (CAFCI), Trinity Church International (TCI).

In his spare time, he enjoys reading, playing dominoes, networking and spending time doing various church-related projects.

Ian Grove

advanced Planning Coordinator

Ian began his professional career in 1999 as a private banking associate where he progressed into retail mortgage underwriting through to the fixed securities division as Regional Operations Manager where he led the Southeast division of Bank of America’s wholesale MBS underwriting department.  Under his supervision the Southeast had 5 consecutive quarters of volume default improvements, and he later transferred and led the Hawaiian Island region in unit volume production as the Regional VP of Retail Mortgage Operations.  

 

In 2014, he made the vocational transition from mortgage banking to Financial Consulting.  He has found his analytical, top-down skill set developed as an underwriter and operations manager to be an invaluable asset when communicating with the various legal and accounting teams required in the tax planning, qualified plan management, and wealth preservation spaces.  This puts him in a unique capacity to understand, clarify and communicate sophisticated issues surrounding high-net-worth tax complexities and to further assist in the development and implementation of the advanced strategies required to mitigate and eliminate those exposures in the most efficient and legal manner possible.

Wendy Pearson

Special Projects Coordinator

Wendy specializes in Tax Credits for Business owners including but not limited to the Research and Development and the Employee Retention Tax Credit.

When not working on a special project for one of Re-MMap or Tax Strategy Pro Clients, Wendy will be found volunteering at Potter’s Ranch working in the equine program and was recently name the National Path Volunteer of the year.

Matthew Pearson

President and Co-Founder of Tax Strategy Pro

In 2019, Matthew and his long-time accounting friend, Anthony Amatore, gathered a group of the nation’s most recognized proactive tax planners for both income and estate taxes and created Tax Strategy Pro, one of the nation’s first tax planning only firms.  Matthew has trained and consulted with all the big four accounting firms and seven of today’s Top 10 companies in the world.  Matt has been awarded with Certifications of Certified Tax Master, Chief Tax Strategist, and Tax Coach.  Matthew has most recently served as a faculty member at the prestigious Center for Tax Strategies and Resources. 

Matthew and His wife Wendy enjoy serving at their local church and at a Christian camp near their Northern Kentucky Farm where Matt has worked remotely for the past five years.   Matthew thanks God daily for his family and the opportunity to openly share Christ in the workplace.  

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