Breakfast - International Business & Tariffs

When:  Jan 28, 2020 from 7:45 AM to 9:30 AM (ET)
Associated with  Long Island Chapter

Lisa S. Goldman, CPA, TEP, M.TAX

Partner at Berdon LLP

Lisa S. Goldman specializes in international taxation. She creates strategic domestic and international tax minimization opportunities for her clients, who are high net-worth global business leaders and multi-generational families. Ms. Goldman regularly structures both the holdings and transactions in their non-U.S. corporations, trusts, estates, and other entities. These frequently include diversified real estate, private companies, and other alternative asset classes.

Her clients include many foreign nationals with residencies that span the world, including Europe, Asia, the Middle East, South America, and Africa. She regularly works collaboratively with their legal counsel and family offices, and finds that a team-centric approach is the best path to value creation.

Ms. Goldman earned the prestigious TEP designation (Trust and Estate Practitioner) from the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). STEP is the leading international professional body of advisors on the structuring of assets by individuals, families, and businesses across the generations. STEP has 20,000 members across 95 countries, and less than 20 of the NY chapter's 300 members are CPAs.

Ms. Goldman began her career with Ernst & Young and Pricewaterhouse Coopers, and later was a partner in another New York CPA firm, where she led the international tax and personal advisory practices. She also worked in the private sector as the Principal International Tax Analyst for Timken Corporation (NYSE: TKR), a $2 billion manufacturer, for which she traveled to China, Japan, and Mexico on international acquisition and restructuring projects.


Brad Caracciola

Co-founder and CEO of Ground Force Logistics

Brad Caracciola is co-founder and CEO of Ground Force Logistics, a non-asset-based freight and logistics brokerage firm, and CEO of Ground Force Freight, an asset-based trucking company with a focus on the inland transportation of ocean and rail containers. Brad is also Managing Member of CargoHorse, a web-based platform which provides a marketplace for Less-Than-Truckload shippers to manage, shop for rates with dozens of Carriers, and book shipments instantly online, 24/7.

After leaving his job as an equity trader, in 2005, Brad began his career in the freight industry by arranging for the movement of shipments while in a small Farmingdale office with his partner (and brother), Tom. In 2012, he facilitated merger with another freight brokerage firm, bringing on a third partner, while expanding the expertise of the team and the service offerings to customers. Looking to vertically integrate, in 2014, Brad and his team acquired the assets of a New Jersey based trucking firm, and Ground Force Freight was created. Since then, Brad has helped lead the companies to year over year growth while developing technology, like an online Drayage Rater, the CargoHorse platform, and other web-based tools. In late 2019, He and Tom acquired the shares of the third partner, and have aggressive 2020 growth plans.

Brad serves on the board of the Long Island Elite as well as Harbor Child Care, and lives in Nassau county with his wife and three children.


Frank Nardolillo

CFO at Kravet Inc

Frank Nardolillo is a financial executive with extensive accounting, financial and operational experience working for private and public companies with annual revenues up to $2.5 billion. Mr. Nardolillo currently serves as Chief Financial Officer at Kravet Inc. and has contributed as Senior Finance Director, Chief Compliance Officer, and several other finance positions of increasing responsibility during his 20+-year career. Mr. Nardolillo worked for companies that include MSC Industrial Direct Company, KPMG, and Margolin Winer & Evens.

Mr. Nardolillo is a Certified Public Accountant and a graduate of Hofstra University with a Master's degree in finance and international business. He is a member of the AICPA and a past treasurer and board member of the Institute of Internal Auditors. Frank Nardolillo was a member of the Board of Directors of the American Heart Association-Long Island Division where he served from 2011-2017; he currently serves on various committees.


Bob Arnold, Jr.

Arnold Standard Cos.

Bob Arnold, Jr. is the President of Arnold Standard Cos., a management consulting firm which has obtained over $500M in savings on behalf of its clients over the last 50 years, primarily through the reduction of employee-related expenses. His areas of expertise include Federal and State Department of Labor Issues including Employment Incentives, Unemployment Insurance Taxes and Wage & Hour matters, and Workers Compensation. Bob has consulted on many high-level policy issues involving mergers, acquisitions and other corporate transactions. In addition, he defends clients against US and NYS DOL and NYS WCB compliance actions, resulting in significant savings.

Bob also serves as the President of Arnold Standard Risk Services, an insurance brokerage that operates under the philosophy of the true definition of what a broker is - an insurance sales organization that searches the market place in the interest of clients, not insurance companies. Custom tailored solutions are provided based upon factors including marketplace options, desired levels of coverage, service, pricing and risk tolerance for each need.

His latest venture, ASI Recruiters, is a professional recruiting/RPO firm specializing in the placement of Accounting and Finance, HR, IT, and Healthcare professionals. In addition, ASI assists employers who are specifically seeking military veterans, including those that are in the process of transitioning into the civilian workforce. We utilize a network of independent, specialized recruiting firms, which employ a personal, hands-on methodology that goes beyond the algorithms, and services are offered at reduced rates compared to industry standards.

A strong believer in giving back, Bob serves on the following Boards and Committees: Institute of Management Accountants, Long Island Chapter, Past President, Executive Board; NYSSCPA, Nassau CFO & Suffolk Members in Industry Committees; Healthcare Financial Management Association, Metropolitan NY Chapter, Education Committee; Bob Feller Act of Valor Award, Board of Directors; Navy League of the United States, Long Island Council, Corporate Committee; Towers of Freedom Military Monument, Board of Directors.

When: Tuesday January 28, 2020
Registration & Networking/Light Breakfast: 7:45 am
Program: 8:15 am
Where: RXR Building, 68 South Service Road. Melville, NY, Lower Level

CPE Credits: 2

Price: Members free, $25 Non-members
Note: There will be a $10 walk-in fee for registration and payment at the door.

Non-Members Register Here


RXR Building
68 South Service Road
Melville, NY 11747