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Stephen T. Surace, CPA, CFF, MBA


Stephen T. Surace is President and the Chief Financial Officer of Tidal Basin and Rising Phoenix Holdings Corporation. He has extensive experience in operational and financial aspects of disaster recovery consulting. 
Steve leads the financial teams for the company and joint ventures. He has extensive experience in operational planning company business units along with overall company financial responsibilities. 


  • B.S., Public Accounting, Utica College of Syracuse University
  • MBA in Technology Management from State University of NY Utica Rome

Disaster Experience

  • Led team after 2010 BP Oil Spill in the state of Louisiana’s development of economic impact analysis
  • Primary team member in the recovery of the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority claim after 2006 tunnel collapse
  • Orange County, New York, 4020-DR-NY August 2011 Hurricane Irene, Flooding & 4031-DR-NY Tropical Storm Lee, Flooding, December 2011
  • Member of team assisting the Port Authority of NY/NJ recovery from 9/11 as well as Hurricane Sandy disasters
  • Senior leader advising operational and financial issues of the company’s management of the Tu Hogar Renace program in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria
  • Board member and Advisor to Vanguard Housing Inspection program while company conducted over 1.3 million home inspections
  • Board member and Advisor to Alliance for Recovery of Puerto Rico while company ran R3 program

Professional Involvement

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, President Utica Chapter


  • Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Certified Public Accountant

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