John D. Priola has been appointed the chief financial officer at Reynolds & Rowella, LLP, an audit, accounting and consulting firm with offices in New Canaan and Ridgefield.

Priola joined Reynolds & Rowella on July 15.

Priola began his career in the construction and real estate industries at several New York accounting firms, rising to the level of principal, where he was responsible for all aspects of client management and service, from both the audit and tax perspective.

In 2001, Priola joined Northwestern Mutual Network/The Blumberg Group as CFO. He was responsible for all financial aspects of the insurance agency, comprised of 110 financial representatives. In 2009, in transitioning from Northwestern Mutual/The Blumberg Group to Mass Mutual/True North Financial Solutions, Priola developed and implemented an administrative and operations plan to make a seamless transition to the Mass Mutual systems. While at Mass Mutual, he was not only responsible for all financial aspects of this insurance agency -- consisting of 85 financial representatives -- Priola was the coordinator for a company sales contest in which the agency attained record results. Priola was also the key person responsible for the recruitment of two "Blue Chip" level producers to Mass Mutual that ultimately led to five more productive agents joining the agency.

Priola is treasurer of the Richter Park Authority in Danbury, and has been a volunteer board member of Danbury Youth Baseball. He holds an economics degree, with a concentration in accounting, from Lafayette College.

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