Whitman Business Advisors Forms Strategic Alliance to Expand Training & Development Platform

Whitman Business Advisors LLC (WBA) announces strategic alliance with Gatto Associates LLC of Pittsburgh, to help their clients win the recruiting and retention wars by bringing a training and 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, owner and president of Gatto Associates, 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 Gatto several years ago, says, “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.”

“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,” says David Wolfskehl, director of operations.

Gatto, who has consulted with CPA firms for more than 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.”