Our Team Members

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John D. Mezzasalma, CPA, CFP®

John started Mezzasalma Advisors in New York City in 1984. He expanded the Firm to the Monmouth County area in 1994. John specializes in developing financial strategies for physicians, business owners and high net worth individuals. He is also an expert on Income Tax savings strategies for physicians. John is currently the liaison for Mezzasalma Advisor’s wealth management and Tax divisions.

Education: John is a graduate of Brooklyn College. He has participated in numerous seminars on topics such as: Tax Saving Strategies, Educational Funding, Estate Planning, Financial Planning, Asset Protection, Pension Planning, Investment Planning, Life and Disability Insurance.

Accomplishments and Awards: John has been a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) since 1978 and a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) since 1990. John is a 2 time FIVE STAR Wealth Manager and a “Lion of the Year” award recipient.

Professional Organizations and Community Work: John is a member of The Institute of Certified Financial Planners, The New Jersey Society of CPAs and his local chapter of The Lions Club International. He currently serves as treasurer of both his local church and the local chapter of the Lions club. John has written/been referenced in various publications, which can be read by visiting our publications page. John is also a member of the NJ Medical Group Management Association (MGMA.)

Personal Interests: John has been a resident of Monmouth County, NJ since 1985. He is married and a proud parent of 3 children (two of which are CPAs) and 9 grandchildren.

 

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Anthony Mezzasalma, CPA, CFP®

Anthony has been in public accounting since 2009. He worked at numerous CPA firms before joining the Mezzasalma Advisors team.  He is an expert in optimizing accounting systems and was integral in developing our outsourced accounting department product. He thoroughly enjoys saving his clients money through legal tax savings strategies. Anthony is currently the liaison for Mezzasalma Advisor’s accounting and payroll divisions.

Education: Anthony is a graduate of Monmouth University where he earned a BS in Accounting graduating Summa Cum Laude with the highest GPA of all accounting majors. He also earned a Bloomberg Certification and minored in information technology. Anthony stays active with his Alma matter by appearing on campus as a guest lecturer and is a member of the Monmouth University Accounting Advisory Council. This committee is designed to help reengineer and improve the Monmouth University accounting program curriculum and foster relationships between the University accounting faculty and accountants in industry/public accounting.

Accomplishments and Awards: Anthony has been a certified public accountant (CPA) since 2009 and a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) since 2015. Anthony passed both the CFP®  and CPA exams on his first attempt and achieved an average score of 95% on all 4 parts of the CPA exam. Anthony has been named one of the 30 Most Influential New Jersey CPAs Under 30 by the New Jersey Society of CPAs. He was also inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma International Business Honor Society.

Professional Organizations and Community Work: Anthony is a member of the New Jersey Society of CPAs. He is involved with the NJSCPA’s pay-it forward program, NJSCPA E-Young CPA Writers Pool, and is a moderator for Continuing professional education offered through the NJSPCA. Anthony has written/been quoted in various publications, which can be read by visiting our publications page.

Personal Interests: Anthony resides in Monmouth County, NJ. His hobbies include snowboarding, walking his dog (an American Eskimo named Romeo) and bike riding with his wife, who is also an accountant. 

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Lynn Mezzasalma

Lynn joined the Mezzasalma Advisor’s team in 2007. She is currently our assistant office manager. Lynn was a Girl Scout leader for over 17 years. She is active with her local church and has sat on the program committee for over 10 years. Lynn enjoys cooking and entertaining her 9 grandchildren.

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Tina Hayes

Tina joined the Mezzasalma Advisor’s team in 2014. She is currently our office manager. She has been working in public accounting since 2007 and is currently pursuing the Enrolled Agent (EA) designation. Tina is an expert in Quicken.

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