RKL names new COO

Michael De Stefano is named chief operating officer for RKL PHOTO/PROVIDED –

RKL LLP named Michael De Stefano as chief operating officer. 

The CPA and advisory firm, with offices in Reading and Allentown, said De Stefano was promoted from CFO and joined the firm’s partnership April 1.  

In the new COO role, De Stefano will oversee the firm’s finance, IT, HR, administrative support and building and asset management functions from the Lancaster office, the company said. 

CEO Ed Monborne will remain focused on executing RKL’s strategic objectives and shaping the firm’s future through new service development, innovation, M&A opportunities and leadership pipeline. 

“As we continue to help our clients get future-ready, we must do the same here at RKL,” said Monborne 

“Mike is a well-respected leader at RKL whose attention to detail, pursuit of efficiency and commitment to excellence make him a perfect fit for our new COO role,” he said. 

De Stefano served RKL as an audit manager when he joined the company in 1995. He left to join a Central PA-based transportation and logistics company in 2009 as controller and eventually CFO and vice president of finance.  

De Stefano, who rejoined RKL in 2019, will continue to oversee RKL’s finance function as a COO and the firm’s current corporate controller and financial controller will assume day-to-day management of the Finance Department. 

De Stefano is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) and Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bloomsburg University.  

De Stefano and his family reside in Elizabethtown.