The Rawls Group, one of the nation’s most respected business succession planning firms, is proud to welcome Adriana Puente as our newest associate planner. Prior to joining The Rawls Group, Adriana received her Masters in the Science of Taxation from the executive program of the University of Illinois in 2009 and has more than 10 years of experience as a tax accountant focused on corporate, partnership, non-profit, high net-worth individuals and estate taxation. She brings to The Rawls Group a unique perspective on sophisticated tax planning techniques and the implications it can have on business profits, estate planning and family harmony.

“I am excited to marry my technical knowledge with my passion for people to help client’s problem solve issues impacting teamwork, communication and performance. Bringing my knowledge of tax accounting into the business succession planning arena allows me the opportunity to engage with clients at a deeper and meaningful level that impacts their life and business while working well with their current CPA’s, attorneys and advisors.”

A people person, Adriana has a natural ability to build rapport and relationships, which is a critical aspect to the complex nature of business succession planning. Adriana uses her knowledge and passion for client service to help families and organizations reach their current and long-term business goals in leading the business into the next generation.

“We are excited to have Adriana Puente join our expanding team”, says David Ciambella, CEO of The Rawls Group. Adriana’s energy, enthusiasm and experience in accounting and tax planning blends well with our team and continues our commitment to ensure our clients receive high quality advice from a diversified team of succession planning professionals.”

To learn more about Adriana Puente:

About The Rawls Group

The Rawls Group, specializes in working with business owners and key leaders addressing issues impacting the ongoing viability and sustainability of their business, including:

  • Optimizing current business performance
  • Recruiting, retaining and motivating key managers
  • Coordinating complex family, business and estate planning dynamics
  • Enhancing family relationships
  • Developing successors
  • Growing strategically

We serve as a catalyst to facilitate the discussion and resolution of sensitive issues so all stakeholders are reassured about the organization’s current and future prosperity. By partnering with our clients and their advisors, we work to develop a plan that perpetuates the leadership, culture, performance and relationships that are critical to business success.

For more information about The Rawls Group or Adriana Puente, please visit our website at or contact Kendall Rawls at


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