Stephen J. Simons, CPA
Stephen Simons is a cum laude graduate of New York University. He spent the first 6 years of his career working for a National CPA firm located in Manhattan. He obtained his CPA license in just 2 years. Stephen worked for 12 years as a Controller and Chief Financial Officer for a major firm in the personnel staffing industry.
Since 1988 he has been a partner at ESM Tax where he is primarily a personal income tax specialist. He also runs the accounting division of the firm and specializes in starting businesses and guiding owners through the complete financial process of running a business.
Stephen is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the National Association of Tax Professionals. He is also a Notary Public.
Eric Gottesman is a partner of ESM Tax Inc. specializing in tax preparation, consulting and tax planning. Eric is a certified tax preparer registered with the IRS and New York State and is a member of the National Association of Tax Professionals.
Eric brings a vast amount of experience in the financial service industry and is a specialist in the field of tax consulting, financial planning and employee benefits. He is also a financial planner and investment advisor representative with National Life Group.
Eric runs the financial services division and specializes in financial plans geared towards retirement planning, estate planning, life insurance, long term care, disability insurance, fixed and variable annuities and wealth management through Equity Services Inc.
Eric Sits on the Board of Directors for the following not-for-profit organizations: Creative Art Space for Kids Foundation, the Haiti Relief Fund.
Eric Graduated from the University of Pittsburgh. He resides with his wife in Lido Beach, NY.
Linda Truisi has been with ESM Tax Inc. since inception in 1998. She has earned the trust of our clients over the years as a tax preparer and office manager by showcasing her decision making and strong attention to detail to ensure the highest standards and quality.
Linda graduated from Brooklyn College with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. Her past employers include Citibank, Citibank Securities and H&R Block.
John Louie has been with ESM Tax Inc. since 2005. Prior to that, John was a Director of Finance and Administration at The E.W. Scripps Company, a media conglomerate. He received The E.W. Scripps President’s Club Award in 2001. John holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Penn State University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Columbia University.