Who We Are

Dennis Gallant CPA

Director, Tax Services; Bainbridge Market Leader


Since 1995, Dennis has been providing public accounting services, working with tax compliance and consulting. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Akron in Ohio. Since then, the industries he has served range from manufacturing, wholesale, construction, medical practices, and automotive dealerships.

Dennis started working at Rea & Associates Inc., in Lima, Ohio as a staff accountant and advanced to principal. He dedicated over 18 years to overseeing the tax engagement process, ensuring timely delivery of tax compliance services and financial statements to a diversified client base, as well as providing consulting services to those businesses in both tax planning  and overall business operations. His duties included coordinating with specialty tax groups and audit teams regarding multistate and local compliance issues, and supervising all aspects involved in client relationships.

Dennis later worked as a Senior Tax Manager for Barnes Wendling CPAs, in Sandusky, OH.   There he managed the business and individual tax practice for the office, assisting clients with the tax controversy life cycle, including prevention, efficient management, and favorable resolution of tax audits and disputes at the federal and state level.  He also reviewed federal income tax provisions.

Professional Associations:

  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Member of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA)
    • State Tax Committee
  • Past Member, Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA)
    • Past Member, Council of Leaders
  • Past Member, North Coast Estate Planning Council
  • Graduate, Opportunity Tallahassee
  • Leadership Tallahassee, Class 34

Community Activities:

  • Past Board Member, Humane Society of Erie County, Ohio
  • Past Board Member, Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs, Ohio
  • Past Treasurer and Past Board Member, Allen county Development Corporation, Ohio
  • Past Chairman, Junior Acheivement of West Central Ohio
  • Past Founding Member and Past Treasurer, Bluffton Soccer Club, Ohio
  • Past Treasurer and Past Board Member, Black Swamp Soccer League, Ohio
  • Past President, Lima Noon Sertoma, Ohio
  • Past Member, Bluffton Lions Club, Ohio
  • Past Member, Village Council Bluffton, Ohio
  • Past Mayor, Bluffton, Ohio
  • Past Graduate, Allen Lima Leadership, Ohio