Ralph and Marylee Evangelista
Entrepreneur Hall of Fame Inductees
Frazer, Evangelista & Company, LLC
In a successful partnership, Ralph and Marylee Evangelista are married owners of the certified public accounting and consulting firm, Frazer, Evangelista & Company, LLC. The firm provides a full range of accounting, auditing, tax and forensic advisory services for a diverse clientele. Ralph has directed numerous engagements involving forensic accounting, fraud investigation, financial and operational analysis and commercial damage assessment. Marylee has been a Certified Valuation Analyst for over 17 years, providing valuations of privately-held small business interests for tax-related purposes.
Ralph, who also teaches forensic accounting at the Stillman School, runs the firm's East Brunswick office. Marylee oversees its New Brunswick base. Ralph became an entrepreneur in 1991, founding Evangelista & Associates. Marylee joined the Warren L. Frazer CPA firm after graduating from The College of New Jersey. She was offered partnership just seven years later and the firm eventually became known as Frazer, Evangelista & Company. The two firms merged in 2009.
The couple has always been active in professional and community organizations. For example, Marylee served as the first woman president of the New Brunswick Kiwanis Club and Ralph is currently on the Board of Directors of the Better Business Bureau of New Jersey and serves on the NJCPA Professional Conduct Committee. Additionally, they each are members of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants. Further, Ralph serves on the Stillman School’s Accounting Advisory Board. He is also a past Board of Trustee member of the United Way of Middlesex County, and a past Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Voluntary Action Center of Middlesex County. In addition, Marylee has gotten their firm involved in helping veterans with accounting matters through the American Institute of CPAs Veteran Fast Launch Initiative.
The Evangelistas both enjoy traveling. Ralph is also fond of golfing while Marylee prefers reading and horseback riding.