Mr. Barragato is the founding partner of CAB. A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in New York State, Mr. Barragato has over three decades of experience providing tax planning and business advisory services to high net-worth individuals and privately held businesses. He also holds the Certified Fraud Examiner ("CFE") designation and provides expert services in connection with business investigations and fraud cases. Mr. Barragato's professional experience includes two and one-half years with KPMG, a global accounting and tax advisory firm. Mr. Barragato contributes articles to The CPA Journal, The Practical Accountant, Management Accounting, Taxation for Accountants, Taxation for Lawyers, Tax Ideas, California CPA, Practical Tax Strategies and provides commentary on tax and accounting issues to The Journal of Taxation, Newsday, TheStreet.com and The Wall Street Journal. He also serves on the board of a widely-held family of mutual funds and contributes his time and expertise to a number of nonprofit organizations.