John N. Vitucci

Principal, PKF O’Connor Davies Advisory LLC

John Vitucci

"I enjoy working with clients to establish ESOPs that can materially increase the wealth of business owners, management teams and employees so that all stakeholders can have a financially secure retirement."

John N. Vitucci is the ESOP Practice Leader at the Firm. John has more than 30 years of experience working with Fortune 500 corporations, private business and investment banks in all areas of employee benefits, executive compensation and ERISA. John is currently an adjunct professor at Columbia University where he teaches Pensions & ERISA and Oral Communications for Actuaries in the Actuarial Masters Program.  

John was a senior partner at a Deloitte Tax LLP where he worked for 24 years. He was the National Employee Benefits Leader, Northeast Employee Benefits Leader and member of the Northeast Tax Management Committee where his primary focus was on ESOPs, serving clients and the development of new employee benefit products. He was previously a pension specialist with the Employee Plans Division of the Internal Revenue Service.

John has spoken at numerous seminars on employee benefits, has published many articles, and has been quoted in numerous publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes & the Financier. He previously chaired the Employee Benefits Committee for the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. He was the chairperson of Foundation for Accounting Education’s 1994 and 1995 Employee Benefits Conference. He was a contributing editor of the employee benefits column for The CPA Journal for 4 years.

Personal Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA)
  • Member of the ESOP Association and National Center for Employee Ownership
  • Advisory Board Member for Rutgers NJ/NY Center for Employee Ownership
  • Advisory Board Member for Rutgers Design Thinking Certificate Program


  • Certified Public Accountant (New York)