LU CACIOPPO CPA,FCPA
Lu Cacioppo brings over 35 years’ experience in helping entrepreneurs to unlock value through expansion, acquisition, divestiture, refinancing and strategic planning. His unparalleled insights into the unique issues facing company founders—particularly at the intersection of corporate and family ownership—have made him a trusted advisor to many of Canada’s most noteworthy private companies. He has also lent his expertise in corporate and personal taxation, mergers and acquisitions, and transaction due diligence to a broad cross-section of global clients spanning diverse industries.
Before joining Beringer, Lu spent a decade at Deloitte, where he was National Managing Partner of the firm's SME program, and also served as a leader of Deloitte Private. Prior to Deloitte, Lu was the managing partner of business consulting and accountancy firm HORNE LLP.
Lu is highly active and engaged in the Ontario community, having served as a board member for the St Joseph’s Health Systems, Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice, and Villa Italia Retirement Home. He also previously volunteered his expertise as an advisor to the board of the Canadian Accredited Independent Schools, as president of the Sons of Italy Trieste Lodge, and as audit chair for the Sons of Italy Housing Corporation.
In 2015, Lu received the Professional Excellence Award from CIBPA (Canadian Italian Business and Professional Association). In 2019, he was awarded the prestigious Fellow of Professional Chartered Accountants (FCPA) designation in recognition of his exceptional contributions to the accountancy profession and broader community.
Lu is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario. In his spare time, he is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys fly fishing, golf, and spending time with his family. He also has a keen interest in restoring classic automobiles.