Board Corporate Treasurer/ Co-Founder and Chairman, Broad Street Angels
Robert J. Ciaruffoli is a co-founder and vice-chairman of Broad Street Angels, a 100 member Philadelphia based angel investor network which invests in early-stage entrepreneurial businesses with high growth potential. He also serves as an advisor to entrepreneurs and their firms.
Bob is a CPA and previously served as the chairman and CEO of the Parente Beard/Baker Tilly accounting and advisory firm. During his tenure as chairman and CEO, he and his team transitioned the firm from a Pennsylvania practice to a multi-state super-regional firm: Under Bob’s leadership, revenues grew from $30M to $200M through organic growth, strategic acquisitions and new lines of business. In 2014, he orchestrated a merger of the Parente Beard and Baker Tilly Virchow Krause firms to create the 12th largest US accounting and advisory firm.
Throughout his career, Bob has served on numerous for-profit and not-for-profit boards. Presently, a board member of Ben Franklin Technology Partners; a board member of eureQa – a SaaS cloud based automated platform for testing digital applications; a board member of Yellowdig, a community building edtech company; a board member of Prosperoware, a SaaS based software platform that provides companies with privacy and regulatory compliance solutions; and a member of the audit and finance committees of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. He was also the past chairman of the Pennsylvania State Board of Accountancy and past president of The Pennsylvania Society.
Bob holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Kings College, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and has proudly served in the United States Marine Corps (1970 – 1972).