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Richard J. DeRienzo, CPA, MST

Managing Partner, Providence Office

Richard DeRienzo is the managing partner of Citrin Cooperman’s Providence office. He has over 35 years of experience in the field and has built an extensive list of specialties and areas of expertise, including: business consulting, auditing, structuring expansions and financing packages, acquisitions, dispositions and due diligence for companies and businesses units, negotiating with federal and state government agencies on revenue and regulatory matters, creating business models to project future operating activities of existing and start-up operations, evaluating operational and structural changes to operating business units to enhance operating activity and cash flow and strategic business planning.
Previously, Rich was the managing partner at LCG+D, which joined Citrin Cooperman in 2016. Prior to LCG+D, Rich served as a partner at a regional accounting firm.

Presentations and Publications
Rich has been featured in Providence Business News’ (PBN) “Five Questions With” interview series.  He has also been recognized as one of the “Top 10 Public Accounting Professionals” in Rhode Island by the National Academy of Public Accounting Professionals. In addition, he is a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the Rhode Island Health Care Association and serves in numerous leadership positions with philanthropic organizations, for which he has also been honored.
Rich previously served as chairman of the board for the Beacon Mutual Insurance Company, Leadership Rhode Island, and the Greater Providence YMCA. Rich currently serves as audit committee chair for Beacon Mutual Insurance Company.
Education & Licenses
Rich earned a B.S. in Business Administration and an M.S. in Taxation from Bryant University. He also completed a Corporate Entrepreneurship Program at Babson College. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Rhode Island.