Our Team

Our Team

Dean Kantzos, CPA, MST

Founder, Financial Advisor

Dean is the leader and founder of Dean Financial Group. As a financial advisor and Certified Public Accountant, Dean is able to offer his clients comprehensive solutions that consider every aspect of their financial situation, including tax implications. He originally formed Dean Kantzos, CPA to offer tax and accounting services in 1993 and then cofounded Yedwab, Kantzos & Company, LLC in 2004. It was while serving his tax and accounting clients that he realized there was a need for a professional who could be the single resource and partner for tax, accounting, advisory and wealth management advice. His goal is to look out for his clients’ best interests and tell them what they need to hear.

Dean and his wife, Georgia, live in Carlstadt. He is a big fan of the New York Mets and Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band. He is even learning how to play the guitar. Dean is also involved in the community, serving as past treasurer and parish council member of St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church in Paramus, New Jersey.

Licenses & Designations
Certified Public Accountant
FINRA Series 7
FINRA Series 66
New Jersey State Life & Health Insurance

Master of Science in Taxation, Seton Hall University, 2000
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with Concentration in Accounting, Montclair State College, 1984

Professional Memberships
Financial Services Institute (FSI), Member
New Jersey Society of CPAs (NJSCPA), Member
NJSCPA Cooperation with the IRS Committee, Past Member
NJSCPA Board of Trustees of Bergen Chapter, Past Member

Lynda Cray-Leto

Staff Accountant & Wealth Management Assistant

Lynda has been a part of the team since 2009. She is responsible for general bookkeeping, sales tax, payroll, accounting and providing wealth management administrative support. Prior to joining Dean Financial Group, Lynda worked in various accounting roles for over 26 years.

Lynda and her husband, David, have two daughters, Aimee and Hanna, and a menagerie of pets. Her hobbies include gardening, needlepoint, sewing, reading and serving as vice president of her children’s school PTO and various organizations.

Colleen Twohig

Staff Accountant & Wealth Management Assistant

Colleen joined the firm in 2004 and has been providing staff accounting and tax return preparation services. She previously worked at Emanuel Yedwab, CPA from 1991-2004 and was responsible for office administration, staff accounting, and tax return preparation also. When Emanuel Yedwab and Dean Kantzos merged practices, she became part of today’s team! Today she also serves as a wealth management assistant, helping serve clients more comprehensively.

Colleen is married with two children. She enjoys cooking and baking, as well as volunteering as a Sunday school teacher and member of the school PTO.

Bachelor of Science, Gettysburg College, 1990

Accounting, tax and advisory services provided by Kantzos & Company, LLC. Wealth management services provided by Dean Kantzos Wealthcare, LLC. Securities offered through 1st Global Capital Corp., Member FINRA/SIPC. Investment Advisory Services offered through 1st Global Advisors, Inc. Insurance services offered through 1st Global Insurance Services, Inc. We currently have individuals licensed to offer securities in the states of MA, NH, NJ, NY and OH. This is not an offer to sell securities in any other state or jurisdiction.

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