Helder Mendonca, a founding partner of Mendonca & Partners, received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Rutgers University NCAS. He began his career with KPMG, Peat Marwick where he served in the audit department of the New York office.
Before starting his own firm in 1990, Helder was Vice President and Controller of U.S. Operations for Rowland Worldwide, Inc. a worldwide public relations firm and a subsidiary of Saatchi & Saatchi Plc.
Mr. Mendonca has extensive experience in operating a rapidly growing medium sized business. He also has substantial experience with corporate & personal debt restructuring, department of labor, state and federal compliance audit issues including unemployment and payroll tax issues.
Mr. Mendonca has successfully assisted “start-up” companies with new technology, general business, organizational and finance issues. He has assisted in the direct development of numerous major real estate projects valued over 200 million dollars both, in New York & New Jersey. He has helped various European and Latin American companies establish a major presence in the United States. Several areas of expertise include, manufacturing, international import & export, distribution, construction contracting, real estate development, restaurant & hospitality, and professional service organizations.
Certified in both New York and New Jersey, Helder is a member of the New York and New Jersey State Societies of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mendonca is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and English. He serves on numerous Boards including the Board of Directors of the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce, Independence Community Bank Advisory Board, Trinitas Hospital & Health Board and Trinitas Hospital Finance Board.