Pignatare and Sagan LLC Accounting Tax CPA EA


Pignatare & Sagan CPAs
Business, Tax & Financial Consultants


A leading Western Massachusetts based CPA firm committed to helping you reach your financial goals.


Meet The Team
Charles E. Sagan, CPA
Chuck is the managing partner at Pignatare and Sagan. He has over 25 years of experience in providing high quality tax and accounting services, including tax preparation and planning to many closesly held businesses and family businesses in a wide variety of industries. His expertise also includes individual taxation, trust taxation and financial statement preparation.
Chuck is a Certified Public Accountant and member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA).
Chuck received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with emphasis in accounting from Western New England College. 
Chuck is a sports enthusiast, and especially enjoys watching hockey games.
Managing Partner
Richard Larose, CPA
Rick became a partner at Pignatare and Sagan in 2015. Prior to joining Pignatare & Sagan at the end of 2013 Rick spent 10 years in public accounting. He also has previous experience as a CFO in the Health Insurance Industry.
Rick received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with emphasis in accounting from American International College.
In his free time, Rick enjoys spending time with family and friends. He also enjoys hiking and fishing.
Ryan has over six years experience in public accounting. Ryan has been with Pignatare & Sagan for over five years and has previously worked with a medium sized local firm. Ryan manages tax engagments of various size and complexities.

Ryan received his Bachleors in Business Management from Westfield State University and his Masters in Accounting and Taxation from American International College.

Ryan is a member of American Insititute of Certified Public Accountants, Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Ryan J. Albee, CPA, CFE
Tax Manager
Thomas S. Fill, CPA, MBA
Tom joined Pignatare & Sagan in October 2008 and currently has over 30 years of accounting experience. Tom is responsible for overseeing audits and reviews of Pignatare and Sagan. He has extensive expertise in audits of both for-profit and non-profit entities. In addition to audits and reviews Tom also has years of experience and expertise in business and individual taxation.
Tom is a member of both the AICPA and Massachusetts Society of CPAs.  In addition, Tom also served as a board member on the Conservation Commission in Hadley, MA. 
Tom received an Associate of Arts from Holyoke Community College, a Bachelor of Business Administration from UMASS Amherst, and a MBA from Western New England College.
Tom enjoys spending his free time with his daughter.  He also has an interest in biking and gardening.
Audit Manager
Tim spent two years with a Newton, Massachusetts CPA firm before joining Pignatare & Sagan LLC in October of 2000. He graduated from Nichols College with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with emphasis in accounting.
Tim has over fifteen years experience with accounting and taxation services for businesses and individuals. Tim also has a strong computer background, with extensive tax and accounting software experience.
In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two boys.  In addition, he is very involved with local Catholic churches, especially St. Mary's in Westfield, MA, where he serves on the Parish Council. 
Timothy J. Hourihan
Senior Accountant
Dawn Barkyoumb
Dawn joined the firm in 2009 when Pignatare & Sagan purchased the Palczynski Agency. Dawn is a registered tax preparer and also performs bookkeeping services for clients in various industries.
Director of First Impressions
Melissa Roberts
Melissa joined Pignatare and Sagan in January 2017. She has over 16 years of experience in the accounting industry. Melissa is in charge of all aspects of invoicing and receivables for Pignatare & Sagan. She also performs bookkeeping services for clients in various industries.
Accounts Receivable Specialist
Pignatare and Sagan LLC Accounting Tax CPA EA