Sarasota, FL – Kerkering, Barberio & Co., Certified Public Accountants, is pleased to announce that Eric Troyer, CPA, Sam Phillips, CPA and Matthew Rzepa, CPA/CFE have recently earned the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification.  Rzepa, Troyer and Phillips completed the certification process which included 32 hours of direct instructor training, followed by a successfully executed certification project.  Lean Six Sigma training teaches the application of proven quality management principles, which deliver superior quality on a consistent basis and reduce operational costs through the elimination of waste and inefficiencies.


“Kerkering Barberio is committed to the implementation of Lean Six Sigma.  With this certification, and with their experience and ongoing professional development, Matthew and Sam continue to be an integral part of the firm's Audit team," said Rob Lane, Managing Shareholder.


About Kerkering, Barberio & Co.

Kerkering, Barberio & Co. is one of the largest independent certified public accounting firms in Southwest Florida and offers a wide range of services to businesses, organizations, and individuals.  The firm has been serving clients since 1972.  Kerkering, Barberio & Co. has three locations:  1990 Main Street, Suite 801, Sarasota, FL; 9423 Town Center Parkway, Lakewood Ranch, FL; and 4350 West Cypress Street, Suite 930, Tampa, FL. For more information, visit or