Patrice Riela is a director with Delphi specializing in the valuation of closely held businesses, professional practices, and pass-through entities. Prior to joining Delphi in 2002, she held consulting positions with the Cambridge-based regional accounting and consulting firm of Tofias, P.C., as well as with a boutique consulting firm in New York City, Kahn Consulting, Inc. She was a consultant for approximately 3 ½ years at Tofias where she specialized in business valuation, litigation support, audit related services, construction contract surety and construction compliance related services. Prior to her experience with Tofias, she was a consultant with Kahn, focusing on construction litigation matters, investigative auditing work, business valuations and financial advisory services. Prior to her experience as a consultant, she was employed as a credit underwriter for a large insurance company, where she performed in-depth financial analyses of mid to large size construction companies. Patrice earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Boston College in 1990. She subsequently received a Certificate of Accounting from New York University, passed all four parts of the CPA exam in her first sitting, and is licensed in the State of New Hampshire as a Certified Public Accountant. Patrice is also Certified Business Appraiser, Accredited in Business Appraisal Review, and a member of The Institute of Business Appraisers.