Diane Saldamarco Valentino
CPA, CTC, Co-Managing Partner
Diane brings over 32 years of CPA experience to her role at RSVC, but she realized her mission long before that. Having grown up in a family of business owners and entrepreneurs, she’s proud of her heritage, and credits her upbringing for providing her foundation of a tireless work ethic and dedicated professionalism and integrity.
Diane particularly enjoys working with owners of small to mid-sized companies and making sure that they know that their business is her top priority. Diane’s clients appreciate the personal communication, genuine commitment and attention to detail that she brings to every project. Home and family remain the treasures of Diane’s life. She’s proud of her roots, and of her three adult children.
A graduate of Quinnipiac College in Hamden, CT, Diane holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting as well as multiple certifications in bookkeeping and as a QuickBooks Pro Advisor. Diane is a licensed CPA in Connecticut and is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants (CSCPA).
Jeffrey M. Cheney
CPA, CTC, CFE, Co-Managing Partner
Jef specializes in tax code navigation for a wide array of business and individual clients involving state, federal, and international taxation, as well as planning, preparation, consulting, and IRS dispute resolution. Jef’s 20+ years of experience and continuous study of developing tax regulations make him uniquely qualified to legally minimize clients’ income tax exposure to the lowest possible amount. A common theme among clients is being surprised after knowing Jef because of his unique perspective and personality varying so much from that of a typical accountant.
Jef and his wife, Kara, are proud parents of 3 young boys who keep them busy. Jef is also highly active in his church and can be found singing and playing music.
A graduate of Central Connecticut State University, Jef holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. Jef is a licensed CPA in Connecticut as well a member of MENSA. He is also a Certified Tax Coach (CTC) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).