CanDo Designs & Deploys Scalable, Consumer-Facing Businesses Centered Around Providing Employment for People with Autism
John D’Eri, CEO & senior strategist of CanDo Business Ventures, is pleased to announce that Fort Lauderdale resident Tom Sena, CPA/PFS has been appointed CFO of the company. Sena oversees the scaling of CanDo’s venture Rising Tide Car Wash, a groundbreaking social enterprise with the primary mission to employ adults with autism. He is also creating CanDo’s consulting and training programs.
CanDo, founded in 2011 by father and son John and Tom D’Eri, designs and deploys scalable, consumer-facing businesses that are centered around providing employment for people with autism. CanDo’s businesses create supportive and self-sustaining situations for individuals with autism to achieve their full potential.
Before joining CanDo, Sena served as a senior tax accountant with Marcum LLP in Fort Lauderdale. There he specialized in consulting and tax research services, and worked in traditional tax compliance. Prior to that time, he was a fund accountant in the A+V Department at HSBC Securities Services in New York, New York, where he prepared portfolio valuations, financial statements, and maintained underlying accounting records.
Sena has been a CPA licensed in the state of New York since 2012. He is also a Personal Financial Specialist accredited through the AICPA. He holds a dual degree (magna cum laude) in Accounting and Finance from Iona College in New Rochelle, New York. Sena has been involved in the community, volunteering his time with Habitat for Humanity since 2013.
Founded as a CanDo company in 2013, Rising Tide Car Wash, located in Parkland, Florida, is one of the largest employers of people with autism in the U.S. with 30+ employees, and aims to be the premier car wash experience in the market. Breaking down the car washing process into 46 distinct steps, Rising Tide helps its associates with autism realize their incredible capabilities, gain confidence that they never had before, make friends, gain financial independence, and have a place to call their own.
Since its inception, Rising Tide has not only made an extraordinary difference in helping people with autism to build a career and achieve an independent lifestyle, but it has also played a major role in inspiring communities to change their perception of the capabilities that people with autism have.
Rising Tide is currently in the process of building its second location, which will be 50 percent larger than its original location and is slated to employ at least 45 individuals with autism. By scaling, CanDo has the goal to provide a means for other families to bring this solution to their communities.
“With both a deep interest in financial planning, operations, and serving the community, Tom is a perfect fit for CanDo’s vision and strategy going forward,” said John D’Eri.
“I’m honored to serve as CFO of CanDo Business Ventures,” said Sena. “By utilizing my experience in various areas of accounting and financial planning to expand the reach of Rising Tide, I’m happy to contribute to making a great difference in the lives of individuals with autism.”
About CanDo Business Ventures
CanDo Business Ventures designs and deploys scalable, consumer facing businesses that are centered around providing employment for people with autism. CanDo’s businesses create supportive and self-sustaining situations for individuals with autism to achieve their full potential. For more information, visit www.candobiz.com.