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Dawn M. Pantano, CPA, CITP

Manager, Business Process & IT Consulting

Dawn is ideally suited to help AAFCPAs clients develop, implement and maintain IT systems and processes that improve business performance, drive revenue, control costs, and reduce risk.  Dawn specializes in delivering proven technology and business advisory solutions that streamline business processes, and enhance collaboration and information sharing across all functional areas of an organization. She provides strategic guidance on the selection and deployment of key business applications and technologies to meet corporate objectives, and drive productivity. She skillfully and pragmatically answers the question “What do I need most,” so clients may optimize their ROI on technology investments.

Dawn’s versatility comes from her diverse education, experience, and certifications. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and a Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP®) with a breadth of business and technology experience, including: Technology Strategic Planning; IT Architecture; Business Process Enablement; System Development, Acquisition, Implementation and Project Management; Information Systems Management; Systems Security, Reliability, Audit and Control; and IT Governance & Regulation.

Dawn has personally experienced success in the roles of entrepreneur, CFO and controller in a variety of New England-based industries. As an entrepreneur, Dawn was recognized four consecutive years as the leader of Top Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts by The Commonwealth Institute and the Boston Business Journal.

Additionally, Dawn is an active member of the AICPA, and MSCPA. Her background includes experienced in public accounting providing assurance solutions, litigation assistance, and tax planning to diverse nonprofits and privately-held businesses.

Prior Experience

  • Winxnet, Inc. – Vice President of Finance and Regional Operations
  • KDSA Consulting, LLC – Co-founder, CFO, COO
  • RSM McGladrey – Manager, Information Technology Group


  • Boston College – Bachelor of Science, Accounting, Magna Cum Laude