For more information contact Tracy Allen HR Director, Advantage CARES Act Advisory at  716.866.6425 or Tracy@theAdvantage.com 
[or contact me directly at tonywalker13@yahoo.com]

CARES Act Advisory is an organization of seasoned professionals who have come together to help everyone we can during this COVID-19 crisis.  All of the participants are currently either donating their time or having their time donated by their respective companies. 

 

One of the most important activities of CARES Act Advisory has been our daily Skype updates.  Each day we all meet at 11AM, 3PM, and 9PM to make certain we are staying abreast of every development concerning the CARES Act and all of its rules, regulations, conditions, opportunities, and the guidance the SBA Administrator is providing.

Here are the key Board members of the CARES Act Advisory rapid response team:

Anthony Faraco

Anthony was named Chief Litigation and Government Compliance Officer of Advantage Global Resources in the Summer of 2019. 

 

As Chief Government Compliance Officer, Anthony will ensure that all CaresActAdvisory companies are in full compliance with government regulations and are up to date on all government programs available to them.   All clients will be regularly updated by Anthony on compliance and regulatory issues that are forthcoming.   Additionally, Anthony's litigation experience gives him unique expertise to guide companies in avoiding possible litigation risks and pitfalls.


Before joining our team, Anthony was a litigation attorney in Western New York working in mass torts, compliance, criminal defense, insurance defense, and contract litigation.


Anthony was born and raised in Western New York, where he currently resides with his fiancée.  He received his J.D. from the University at Buffalo Law School in 2014. 

 

*As a cancer survivor, Anthony is a board of trustee member of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  

afaraco@advantageglobalresources.com

716.432.2898

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Tracy Allen

As the Human Resources Director of Advantage Global Resources, Tracy provides the governance and oversight that enables and ensures the maximum performance value of all our corporate resources.  Human Resources advances workplace solutions and services through leadership, excellence, innovation, and engagement, to enrich the work environment.

tallen@advantageglobalresources.com

716.866.6425

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Mike McGrath

Mike McGrath was named Chief Operating Officer [COO] of Unified Global Archiving in November 2017.  As COO, Mike sets comprehensive goals for performance and growth, evaluates performance by analyzing and interpreting key performance indicators, and manages partner and vendor relationships.

 

Prior to joining Unified Global Archiving, Mike served as Chief Financial Officer of The Advantage Co., overseeing all aspects of the finance, accounting, and shared services functions of the organization.


McGrath is a native of Kenmore, N.Y.  He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting at the State University of New York College at Geneseo, and is Certified Public Accountant [CPA] licensed in New York State.  He currently lives in Williamsville, NY.

mmcgrath@unifiedglobalarchiving.com

716.866.0442

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Joseph Kreuz

Joe founded AP Professionals in 1993 as a partnership with the Advantage Co. and has enjoyed helping other partners own and run successful organizations.  After he left corporate America in 1993, and on the eve of celebrating 27 years of managing, assisting, and building successful partnerships, Advantage Covid Consulting (ACC) is the latest iteration for Joe where his expertise in staffing and relationship building is an asset.

 

Joe puts his relationships and industry knowledge to work by creating unique business opportunities, for both employers and job seekers.  His original mission statement, “Relationships that last a Lifetime”, will further help Advantage CARES Act Advisory foster and deliver services and solutions. 

 

Joe is a graduate of the Jacobs Management School at the University of Buffalo.

jkreuz@advantageglobalmanagement.com

716.445.2210

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John Manzella

John Manzella is a world-recognized speaker (via keynotes and virtual presentations), author, and a nationally syndicated columnist on global business, trade policy, labor, and the latest economic trends. His valuable insight, analysis and strategic direction have been vital to many of the world's largest corporations and associations preparing for the business, economic and political challenges ahead.

 

John's views have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Bloomberg, NPR, Newsday, and other publications in China, Singapore, Mexico and across the globe.

 

His books include “Global America: Understanding Global and Economic Trends and How To Ensure Competitiveness,” “Grasping Globalization: It’s Impact and Your Corporate Response,” and “Mexico & NAFTA: The Real Impact,” among others.

 

John is founder of the ManzellaReport.com, a premier source for global business and economic analysis, and Manzella Trade Communications, Inc., a public affairs, publishing and consulting firm. 

 

He also is chair of the Upstate New York District Export Council, a position appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Chief Strategy Officer of Ignition Life Solutions, a global enterprise risk management consulting firm, former Executive Director of goTRADE New York, an advocacy coalition sponsored by the Washington, D.C.-based Business Roundtable, and former President and CEO of World Trade Center BN. 

 

*Diagnosed with dyslexia in first grade, John also offers motivational presentations to children with disabilities.  

john@manzellatrade.com

716.983.7081

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Alexis Pietraszkiewicz 

Alexis has served as General Counsel of Advantage Global Resources and Unified Global Archiving since June 2017.  She enjoys engaging in all aspects of business development and providing guidance from a legal perspective across an array of companies.

 

Alexis studied GDPR in Brussels, Belgium, and is certified in Privacy Management (CIPM) and European Privacy (CIPP/E) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals. 

 

Alexis is originally from San Antonio, Texas.  She received a B.A. from Boston University in 2013, and subsequently attended the University of Miami for her J.D. and Masters of Music Business.  She currently resides in Buffalo, New York. 

Alexis Pietraszkiewicz, Esq.

General Counsel, Unified Global Archiving

(716) 229-8922

apietraszkiewicz@unifiedglobalarchiving.com

Unified Global Archiving | NA HQ | 5110 Main Street, Suite 217 | Williamsville, NY 14221 

Unified Global Archiving l EMEA HQ l 2 London Wall Place 6th Floor l London EC2Y 5AU

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TL Lafornara

TL was named Tax and Compliance Manager of Advantage Global Resources in July 2018. 

 

TL received a Master's degree in accounting and started his career in public accounting.  TL is an experienced Tax and Compliance Manager whose core responsibility related to managing an array of businesses over $100M annually in sales for Advantage Global Resources.  Designed and managed all Tax and Compliance of key operating metrics and business drivers resulting in optimized performance, overall business growth, and profitability.  Notable accomplishments include managing a team of professionals, financial analysis, and compliance for over 25 businesses.

 

Cares Act Services provided

Consulting on PPP loan forgiveness

Tax Consulting

Refiling Tax Returns

 

Retain as an AGR client

Business Consulting

Tax Consulting

Tax Estimates

File Tax Returns

tlafornara@advantageglobalresources.com

716.435.1232

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Ron Bellus

Vice President of Sales, Lifetime Service & Solutions
As VP of Sales, it's my responsibility to achieve our growth objectives through effective planning, setting sales goals, analyzing data on past performance, and projecting future performance.

As General Manager, I am tasked with overseeing daily business activities, improving overall business functions, training heads of departments, managing budgets, developing strategic plans, creating policies, and communicating business goals.

rbellus@lifetimeservice.com

716.634.1123

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