Richard J. DeRienzo

Managing Partner, Advisory Services, Citrin Cooperman Advisors LLC


Richard DeRienzo is the managing partner of Advisory Services at Citrin Cooperman Advisors LLC. Rich has more than 40 years of experience, with previous roles including managing partner at LGC+D, which joined Citrin Cooperman in 2016, and a partner at Laventhol & Horwath. He began his career in New York City with M.R. Weiser & Co.

As managing partner of Citrin Cooperman’s Advisory Services, Rich leads the firm's advisory practices which includes distinct offering including digital transformation, transaction advisory, valuation, litigation and dispute advisory, outsourced technology and CFO services, risk advisory, cybersecurity, and strategy and business transformation services, and more. Rich works closely with team leaders across all advisory and consulting practices to identify and implement practical and actionable solutions to address clients’ current and future business needs.

In addition, over the course of his career, Rich has developed an extensive array of specialties and expertise, including general business consulting, litigation and dispute resolution support, structuring expansions and financing packages, acquisitions, dispositions and due diligence for companies and business units. He also has deep experience in 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.



Bachelor of Science Business Administration, Bryant University

Master of Science in Taxation, Bryant University


Certified Public Accountant in the State of Rhode Island

Chartered Global Management Accountant


Member, New York Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSCPA)

Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

Member, Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants (RISCPA)

Former Board Chair, Beacon Mutual Insurance Company

Former Chair, Executive Committee – HLB North America

Former Board Chair, Leadership Rhode Island

Former Board Chair, Greater Providence YMCA Board of Directors and Trustees

Honors and Awards

Rich has 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 was 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 enjoys solving personal and business problems, interacting with people with diverse and varied backgrounds and talents, and constantly learning new things about people, business, and life. Rich married right after college, and he and his wife Carol call Barrington, Rhode Island home. They enjoy the time they spend with their two children, Jay and Catey, Jay’s wife Colleen, and the apple of their eyes, their grandson Hudson.

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