Who We Are
Robert "Bob" Ferraro, EA
Bob was born and raised in the Pittsburgh metro area. He attended the University of Pittsburgh and received a BS. After graduation he accepted a job at a major California bank, working his way up the ladder to AVP of the corporate accounting department. In 1986 he received a MBA degree from Pepperdine University in Malibu. In 1993 he moved to Florida to be closer to family and soon afterwards formed this firm.
In order to better serve our clients, Bob became an Enrolled Agent (EA). EAs are called America's tax experts. They are the only federally-licensed tax practitioners who both specialize in taxation and have unlimited rights to represent taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service.
Since moving to Florida, Bob has been active with several local organizations. He served 2 years as Treasurer for the Dunedin American Little League; and 20 years as Treasurer for the Our Lady of Lourdes Annual Fall Festival.
Bob is a member of the National Assoc of Tax Professionals, the National Assoc of Enrolled Agents and a member of the Tampa Bay Diversity Chamber of Commerce.
Brenda Dixon Buie
Brenda was born and raised in Clearwater. She had several jobs through the years while raising two children as a single Mom. While being an insurance agent she found herself helping her clients do their annual tax returns. She decided to enter the field professionally and worked for 6 years with Jackson Hewitt where she met Bob. When he decided to start his own firm Brenda happily agreed to join him. They have now worked together for over 20 years.
Brenda is a parishioner of Bethany CME Church in Clearwater where she is a member of the finance committee. She is also the Florida State Past President for the Ladies Missionary.
UPDATE: Brenda passed away on February 17, 2023. She was a gentle soul and will be sadly missed by everyone whose life she touched.