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Louis J. Biscotti


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Louis J. Biscotti, Food and Beverage Services Leader, Assurance
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Louis Biscotti is the national leader of Marcum’s Food and Beverage Services group. He has been an entrepreneurial leader in accounting for over 40 years.

Mr. Biscotti has focused his efforts on improving his clients’ growth and profitability and has guided many companies in their development from small emerging entities into organizations worth hundreds of millions of dollars. While his clients represent a variety of industries, he is particularly well known for his work in manufacturing and distribution, especially with food and beverage companies.

Mr. Biscotti’s multi-disciplinary background as a CPA with an MBA that includes an advanced study in manufacturing, systems analysis, management consulting, strategic planning and technology, and his designation as a CITP (Certified Information Technology Professional), has earned him national recognition as an accounting and business management specialist.

He is a frequent lecturer and published author on various financial and business topics. He contributes a monthly column to Forbes, on the food and beverage industry. His expert advice has also appeared in both national and local publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Newsday, Long Island and New Jersey Business News, Supermarket News, and Food Dive. He is a featured panelist and speaker at local and national events, including the WCBS Annual Small Business Breakfasts, Bloomberg Radio, and the Capital Roundtable series.

Mr. Biscotti founded a series of best practice forums for food and beverage companies, which attract nearly 500 senior executives annually, as well as an annual food and beverage survey. He has been honored several times in “Who’s Who in Accounting” in Long Island Business News.

An active member of many local chambers of commerce, Mr. Biscotti served as a trustee for the Foundation for Accounting Education and was a board member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA). He is a former president of the Accounting Circle and an Executive Advisory Board member of St. John's, his alma mater, and Molloy College. He also serves on the advisory boards for many of his clients, where the cumulative experience of his 40 years in practice and work with nearly 1,000 companies gives those clients an invaluable edge.

Professional & Civic Affiliations
  • Long Island Association
  • Long Island Food Council
  • Forbes, monthly contributor
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA)
Subject Matter Expertise

Business Management
Systems Analysis
Management Consulting

Education

Bachelor of Science, Accounting
St. John’s University

Master of Business Administration, Taxation
St. John’s University

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Bloomberg News quoted Food & Beverage Leader Louis Biscotti in an article about the IPO of vegetarian food producer Beyond Meat.


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Bloomberg News quoted Food & Beverage Leader Louis Biscotti in an article about the IPO of vegetarian food producer Beyond Meat.

Now, the rush is to get in on anything that smacks of vegetarian meat products.

Food & Beverage Leader Louis Biscotti’s May column for Forbes focused on the growth of private label in food retailing.


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Food & Beverage Leader Louis Biscotti’s May column for Forbes focused on the growth of private label in food retailing.

Private label strategy isn’t just an afterthought. It’s the main ring for many retailers, but strategies vary.

Food & Beverage leader Louis Biscotti wrote about the Brand Carousel for his Forbes column in April.


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Food & Beverage leader Louis Biscotti wrote about the Brand Carousel for his Forbes column in April.

Let’s take a look at a few recent cases of companies reaching for and getting rid of rings or brands that they no longer wanted.

Food & Beverage Leader Louis Biscotti’s March column for Forbes focuses on brand-building by Big Food.


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Food & Beverage Leader Louis Biscotti’s March column for Forbes focuses on brand-building by Big Food.

Kraft Heinz has been busy lately launching new products – and deciding what to do with some of its biggest, oldest brands.

Food & Beverage Leader Louis Biscotti wrote about the imperative for F&B companies to be nimble and innovative, in his February column for Forbes.


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Food & Beverage Leader Louis Biscotti wrote about the imperative for F&B companies to be nimble and innovative, in his February column for Forbes.

Iconic food and beverage companies are finding that innovation matters, whether that’s coffee or other categories.

Food & Beverage Leader Lou Biscotti’s January column for Forbes focused on how the tariff war has impacted the F&B industry.


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Food & Beverage Leader Lou Biscotti’s January column for Forbes focused on how the tariff war has impacted the F&B industry.

Even though the U.S. restricted its tariff tug-of-war largely to raw materials, the battle is turning into a full-scale global food fight. So who is ....

The Philadelphia Business Journal quoted Food & Beverage Leader Louis Biscotti in a forecast for the industry in 2019.


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The Philadelphia Business Journal quoted Food & Beverage Leader Louis Biscotti in a forecast for the industry in 2019.

2018 was a year of transformative mergers and acquisitions and consolidation in the food and beverage and consumer packaged goods industries.

The CPA Journal published an article co-authored by Food & Beverage Services Leader Louis Biscotti, about risk management through captive insurance.


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The CPA Journal published an article co-authored by Food & Beverage Services Leader Louis Biscotti, about risk management through captive insurance.

Although many believe that captive insurance companies are a relatively new phenomenon, the captive insurance industry can be traced back to the 19th century. Today, ....

Food & Beverage Leader Lou Biscotti’s December column for Forbes focuses on how technology is changing the retail experience for brick-and-mortar shoppers.


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Food & Beverage Leader Lou Biscotti’s December column for Forbes focuses on how technology is changing the retail experience for brick-and-mortar shoppers.

As tech companies like Amazon rediscover retail, retail is discovering tech in a wedding made for the supermarket and store aisle. A technology revolution is ....

Commerce magazine quoted Food & Beverage Leader Louis Biscotti in a roundtable discussing best practices for the F&B industry.


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Commerce magazine quoted Food & Beverage Leader Louis Biscotti in a roundtable discussing best practices for the F&B industry.

Given a growing list of challenges - from an increasing minimum wage to new sick time requirements to new depreciation rules - COMMERCE asked a ....

Forbes published Food & Beverage Leader Louis Biscotti’s November column on best accounting practices for F&B companies, Part III.


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Forbes published Food & Beverage Leader Louis Biscotti’s November column on best accounting practices for F&B companies, Part III.

Budgeting or forecasting is extremely important for Food and Beverage companies of all sizes. Many companies use top down or bottom up approaches, but regardless, ....

National Food & Beverage Leader Louis Biscotti’s October column for Forbes focused on best practices for mature companies.


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National Food & Beverage Leader Louis Biscotti’s October column for Forbes focused on best practices for mature companies.

There are many other best practices for profitable, mature Food and Beverage companies.

Food & Beverage Services Leader Louis Biscotti wrote about best practices for F&B companies in his September column for Forbes.


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Food & Beverage Services Leader Louis Biscotti wrote about best practices for F&B companies in his September column for Forbes.

There are many best practices that could and should be followed by all Food and Beverage companies. Here’s a partial list of some of the ....

Philadelphia Business Journal quoted Food & Beverage Services Leader Louis Biscotti in an article about the future of Campbell Soup Co.


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Philadelphia Business Journal quoted Food & Beverage Services Leader Louis Biscotti in an article about the future of Campbell Soup Co.

It's a new dawn and a new day for Campbell Soup Co., according to company officials who - during an earnings call with analysts - ....

Food & Beverage Leader Lou Biscotti’s August column for Forbes discussed contribution margins as the true measure of profitability.


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Food & Beverage Leader Lou Biscotti’s August column for Forbes discussed contribution margins as the true measure of profitability.

The problem with gross profit is that cost of goods sold often includes fixed expenses, such as rent, which don’t change incrementally with sales. Because ....

Food & Beverage Services Leader Louis Biscotti has a new monthly column on Forbes.com.


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Food & Beverage Services Leader Louis Biscotti has a new monthly column on Forbes.com.

There are many factors and a disciplined approach that can be followed by companies faced with decisions about channel, customer or product profitability.

The CPA Journal published an article by Food & Beverage Services Leader Lou Biscotti, about becoming a trusted advisor to business owners.


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The CPA Journal published an article by Food & Beverage Services Leader Lou Biscotti, about becoming a trusted advisor to business owners.

CPAs know so much more than the average businessperson about accounting and taxes. CPAs must utilize that knowledge and can't be afraid to challenge owners ....

Long Island Business News featured Food & Beverage Leader Louis Biscotti as One to Watch in Accounting.


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Long Island Business News featured Food & Beverage Leader Louis Biscotti as One to Watch in Accounting.

Louis Biscotti works with clients in various industries but with a strong focus on manufacturing and distribution, and food and beverage companies in particular.

Food & Beverage Leader Louis Biscotti was featured by Total Food Service in a report on the industry’s efforts to curb employee turnover.


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Food & Beverage Leader Louis Biscotti was featured by Total Food Service in a report on the industry’s efforts to curb employee turnover.

Why Food and Beverage/Hospitality CEOs say employee turnover is their top business issue and how to fix it.

The Philadelphia Business Journal quoted Food & Beverage Services Leader Louis Biscotti in an article about the retirement of Campbell Soup Co.’s CEO.


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The Philadelphia Business Journal quoted Food & Beverage Services Leader Louis Biscotti in an article about the retirement of Campbell Soup Co.’s CEO.

The South Jersey company may want to find a new leader with qualities akin to those of media giant Apple, experts say, as companies continue ....

Food Dive interviewed national Food & Beverage Leader Louis Biscotti for a feature article about the acquisition strategy of B&G Foods.


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Food Dive interviewed national Food & Beverage Leader Louis Biscotti for a feature article about the acquisition strategy of B&G Foods.

One of the most noticeable things about B and G Foods is the company's large and eclectic family of brands.

Innovate Long Island reported on the debut Marcum CEO Survey and on Food & Beverage Leader Louis Biscotti joining the Firm.


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Innovate Long Island reported on the debut Marcum CEO Survey and on Food & Beverage Leader Louis Biscotti joining the Firm.

An intriguing barometer of CEO confidence in real-time business conditions, the Marcum CEO Survey - a 12-page report executed during the first quarter of calendar ....

Long Island Business News featured Food & Beverage Leader Louis Biscotti in its executive news column.


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Long Island Business News featured Food & Beverage Leader Louis Biscotti in its executive news column.

Louis Biscotti is aptly named, given his expertise in the food and beverage industry.

NJBiz reported that national food and beverage expert Louis Biscotti has joined Marcum as head of the Firm’s F&B industry group.


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NJBiz reported that national food and beverage expert Louis Biscotti has joined Marcum as head of the Firm’s F&B industry group.

Public accounting and advisory services firm Marcum LLP has hired Louis Biscotti as national leader of its Food & Beverage Services group.

Innovate Long Island reported on food industry veteran Louis Biscotti joining Marcum as leader of the Food & Beverage group.


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Innovate Long Island reported on food industry veteran Louis Biscotti joining Marcum as leader of the Food & Beverage group.

Business-development expert Lou Biscotti, credited with advancing many early-stage food-and-beverage companies, is whipping up new ideas at Marcum LLP.

Louis Biscotti Joins Marcum LLP as National Food & Beverage Services Leader


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Louis Biscotti Joins Marcum LLP as National Food & Beverage Services Leader

Louis J. Biscotti, CPA, MBA, CITP, the preeminent accounting specialist in the food and beverage industry, will join Marcum LLP on March 15, 2018. Mr. ....

 
 
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