Owner, Founder, and CEO – since 2016
Location: Cecil, PA
Favorite Snack: Pretzel rods & Pepsi
First Live Concert: Janet Jackson: The Velvet Rope Tour
Least Favorite Chore: All of them
Dream Vacation Spot: Any beach.
Favorite Quote: “Just because you can doesn’t mean you should.”
For as long as he can remember, Dave has always wanted to own his own business. For the longest time, though, he was certain that he wanted to open a restaurant. The one thing standing in his way, that still stands in his way to this day, is that he can’t cook.
Culinary shortcomings aside, finances are in his blood: Dave’s Dad and Uncle are both accountants so it makes complete sense that he would follow in their footsteps. He graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Business from Penn State and then went on to also complete a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Pittsburgh.
Dave, never one to aim low, started his career with PWC (formerly PricewaterhouseCoopers) a big four accounting firm. On his one-year anniversary with the firm, Dave officially became a Certified Public Accountant, earning him a nice bonus and propelling him forward in his career.
Targeting bigger and better things, Dave moved to CONSOL Energy during its heyday as a Fortune 500 company. He joined the company as a Supervisor, Non-Operated Revenue. While working for CONSOL, Dave attended Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business to get his Master’s in Business Administration. Always an overachiever, Dave also added Certificates in both Business Analytics and Leadership, both from CMU, to his collection of degrees and certifications.
As CONSOL approached it’s split, Dave made one of his own and went to work as the Director of Cash Management for Allegheny Health Network.
During his foray in big-business, Dave started doing taxes on the side to supplement his income. While doing a task that most people really don’t enjoy, he realized he had a passion for it and the idea of starting his own accounting firm took root. Villiotti & Associates (formerly Good Steward Accounting) was born in the basement of Dave’s home in 2016, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Most importantly, Dave has been married to his beautiful wife Alicia for 14 years, and together they are raising 3 fun and energetic kids: Sidney, Addison, and Amaziah. In his down time, apparently that does happen sometime, he enjoys biking, golfing, and hunting.