Febert & Associates Team

Febert & Associates – Team Members

John J. Febert, CPA
Founder & President

John started his own multi-family office practice in 2008 and officially organized Febert & Associates, LLC in January, 2009. John has over 24 years’ experience working with family offices. He began his career in 1986 with Price Waterhouse in Morristown, NJ. He left Price Waterhouse in 1989 to work for one of his primary clients that was forming a dedicated single family office. He served as a vice-president at the Morristown-based dedicated single family office for the next eight years. Most of his time was spent dealing with income tax compliance and planning, estate planning, bill paying, accounting, philanthropy, real estate and private aviation.

In 1997, John moved to Pittsburgh, PA to establish and lead a dedicated single family office for a Pittsburgh based family with an operating real estate business. He served as the president of this dedicated single family office for the next eight years. A majority of his time was spent with income tax compliance and planning, estate planning, accounting, real estate, family governance, educating the members of the second and third generations and business succession planning.

In 2005, he joined a multi-family office based in King of Prussia, PA and was instrumental in the opening of a Pittsburgh office. John served as a relationship manager for multiple family engagements and also served the dual role of tax manager for two years. During this time, he was involved with not only the technical aspects of income tax and estate tax planning, accounting, bill paying and outsourced CFO services, but also guided many clients through issues dealing with family dynamics such as family governance, family meetings, educating the members of the second and third generations and the many issues involving philanthropic consulting.

John received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the Pennsylvania State University and his Masters in Taxation from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He has served on the steering committee of the University of Pittsburgh’s Family Office Forum, and he served as chairman of the Family Business Roundtable, a Pittsburgh-based non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of family businesses and the education of the family members and their business advisors. He is a regular presenter at the Family Business Roundtable’s annual tax symposium, and he recently presented at an impact investing conference in Redwood City, CA and at a family wealth management conference in San Diego, CA.

He lives in the northern suburbs of Pittsburgh with his wife and two children.

Brenda A. Febert

Brenda’s experience includes responsibility for accounts receivable and accounts payable for two separate companies. In addition to handling those functions for Febert & Associates, she also serves as the firm’s acting office manager and marketing director, handles the firm’s administrative responsibilities, coordinates special projects and is a registered notary public.

She has significant experience with accounts receivable, accounts payable and retail businesses. Brenda attended Churchman’s Business School, and she has also worked with Quickbooks and Microsoft Office software.

She lives with her husband, John, and their two children in the northern suburbs of Pittsburgh.