Leonardo Resende - Founder and CEO
Leonardo Resende, CPA is the Founder and CEO of Leader Associates. He has over eight (8) years of experience in taxation, financial statement preparation, and business advisory services. Mr. Resende graduated Cum Laude from Florida Atlantic University where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration, Major in Accounting, as well as a Master in Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Accounting. In addition to his studies, Mr. Resende became a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Florida, achieved the Enrolled Agent (EA) designation from the Internal Revenue Service, and is also a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor.
Prior to founding Leader Associates, Mr. Resende gained valuable experience working at local Certified Public Accounting firms where he provided professional services, including the preparation of financial statements, payroll returns, sales tax returns, and both corporate and individual income tax returns. Mr. Resende is also proficient in the preparation of Bankruptcy tax returns, where he has over 4 years of experience.
Originally from Brazil and fluent in Portuguese and Spanish, Mr. Resende uses his vast experience in the international arena to assist clients in complex international taxation matters, pre and post immigration planning, and business advisory services focused on best practices and profitability.
Corporate and Individual Taxation
Domestic and International Taxation
Payroll and Sales Tax
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountant
Certified Public Accountant (Florida)
IRS Enrolled Agent
Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor
Florida Atlantic University
Bachelor of Business Administration, Major in Accounting
Master of Business Administration, Concentration in Accounting
Abel Fiorot Loureiro – Director of Advisory Services
Abel Fiorot Loureiro is the Director of the Advisory Services of Leader Associates. He has over seventeen (17) years of experience in Corporate Finance, Investments, Strategy, Business Valuation, Financial Modeling, and Controlling of companies. Mr. Fiorot Loureiro graduated Cum Laude from Sacred Heart University / Jack Welch College of Business where he earned a Master in Finance & Investment Management.
Mr. Fiorot Loureiro is a growth-focused professional, with expert ability to build strong relationships and to adapt to fast-paced, changing environments. His accumulated experiences focus on his ability to gather data from a range of sources and apply that information to developing plans for both the short and long term in a variety of business segments.
Originally from Brazil and fluent in Portuguese, Mr. Fiorot Loureiro has experience as a Professor of leading institutions in Brazil, such as IBMEC and FGV. He also has extensive experience in financial and business consulting, having realized projects for several business groups in Brazil and the United States.
Florida Department of Financial Services
FMVA – Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst
Corporate Finance Institute
Series 65 – FINRA
Sacred Heart University / Jack Welch College of Business – Fairfield/CT, USA
Master in Finance & Investment Management
Ibmec Business School – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Master in Business Administration
FGV – Fundação Getulio Vargas – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
MBA, Major in Corporate Finance
Unilinhares – Linhares, Brazil
Bachelor in Business Administration
Leader Associates was founded with the vision to provide exceptional accounting, tax, and advisory services, valuing each customer as an important individual with the intent to make the world a better place. Through integrity and reliability, Leader Associates is inspired to help Individuals achieve financial peace and be part of the team responsible for taking your Business to the next level through innovation, financial planning, and peace of mind. With Leader Associates as your Trusted Advisors, be prepared to shift your efforts to what really matters to you: your family, your well-being, and the joy of watching your business grow.