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Promotions and Expanding Capabilities

Press Release

GDS Announces Promotions and Expands Capabilities with Membership in BDO Alliance USA

Leading accounting firm in Middletown poised for growth in 2018 and beyond.

Middletown, Conn., April 5, 2018 – Guilmartin, DiPiro & Sokolowski, LLC (GDS), a certified public accounting firm, continues to strengthen and expand its ability to serve a growing roster of clients. The firm is pleased to announce the promotions of two senior staff members and a strategic investment to expand back-office capabilities.

  • Dylan Stumpf has been promoted to Supervisor. A graduate of Merrimack College, Dylan joined GDS in June 2011. Since then, he has gained significant experience with auditing of nonprofit organizations, preparation of individual and business tax returns, and bookkeeping for clients. Dylan lives in West Hartford and is a member of the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants (CTCPA) and is currently studying for the CPA exam.
  • Daniel Slepski, CPA has been promoted to Senior Accountant. Dan is a Certified Public Accountant with expertise in auditing nonprofit organizations and preparing tax filings for individuals and other entities. He lives in Wethersfield and is a member of the CTCPA.

“We are proud to announce the promotion of these two long-term employees,” said Mike Sokolowski, a partner at GDS. “Their steadfast commitment to our firm, expertise in serving clients and hard work has helped them to reach new milestones in their careers.”

The partners at GDS are also pleased to announce that the firm has joined the BDO Alliance USA, a nationwide association of independently owned local and regional accounting, consulting and service firms that share similar client service goals. As an independent member of the BDO Alliance USA, GDS can expand the services offered to clients by drawing on the resources of BDO USA, LLP, one of the nation’s leading professional services firms, and other Alliance members.

“Our membership in the BDO Alliance USA allows us to better serve and grow our client base while maintaining our autonomy as an independent firm,” said Sokolowski. “We now have access to greater technical knowledge and the specialty services of BDO USA that will allow us to better compete with large national firms.”

The BDO Alliance USA enhances member firm capabilities through the availability of supplementary professional services, comprehensive management consulting services, focused industry knowledge, customized state-of-the-art computer systems, and internal training programs.

“We believe the professionals of GDS share BDO’s commitment to exemplary client service and we want to welcome them into the BDO Alliance USA,” said Michael Horwitz, BDO USA, LLP Partner and Executive Director of Alliance Services.

About Guilmartin, DiPiro & Sokolowski, LLC

Founded in 1972, GDS is a full-service public accounting firm with a staff of 25 professionals. GDS is dedicated to serving the needs of individuals, privately-owned businesses, professional practices and nonprofit entities throughout Connecticut and the region. The firm offers a wide range of  accounting and tax specialties from general tax and accounting to audits and financial statements to litigation support. For more information, visit or call 860.347.5689.

About the BDO Alliance USA

The BDO Alliance USA is a nationwide association of independently owned local and regional accounting, consulting and service firms with similar client service goals. The BDO Alliance USA presents an opportunity for these firms, by accessing the resources of BDO USA, LLP and other Alliance members, to expand services to their clients without jeopardizing their existing relationships or their autonomy. The BDO Alliance USA was developed to provide Member firms with an alternative strategy for gaining competitive advantage in the face of a changing business landscape. The Alliance represents an opportunity for BDO to enhance relationships with reputable firms that share a mutual business understanding. The BDO Alliance USA is a subsidiary of BDO USA, LLP, a Delaware limited liability partnership.


Lisa Delgado