Dorothy Cipolla


Dorothy joined CFO Strategic Partners with over 30 years of experience in accounting and financial management for small to medium size professional services and manufacturing companies.

After graduating from Northeastern University in Boston with a BS in Accounting, she joined the consulting staff at Ernst & Ernst (Ernst & Young) in the Boston office. She specialized in computer selection and implementation projects for municipal and manufacturing clients.

Prior to joining CFO Strategic Partners, she was the CFO, then the VP and Executive Director of Compliance, Treasury and Tax for LightPath Technologies, Inc. in Orlando, a manufacturer of precision optics with locations in the United States, China and Latvia.

Dorothy has been the CFO of three micro-cap NASDAQ companies and has significant experience managing SEC filings. Additionally, she has managed multiple system implementations and conversions. Dorothy believes in using systems to simplify and streamline workflows, reports and key indicators. She is an expert in cash flow management/planning and financial modeling & forecasting. She also has experience in mergers and acquisitions, due diligence and post-acquisition audits.

Dorothy is a member of the Massachusetts State Board of Public Accountancy. She has lived in Orlando since 2003. When she isn’t working, Dorothy enjoys spending time with her family, golfing or enjoying a good book, including those about various philosophies on achieving success.

One of her favorite quotes comes from the book Raving Fans:

“Successful businesses have one common central focus: customers” – Ken Blanchard & Sheldon Bowles