Thomas Malecki, CPA

Drescher and Malecki LLP’s Partner-in-charge, Thomas P. Malecki (Tom), directs all firm personnel and is the primary contact for client questions. Throughout the year, Tom reaches out to current and prospective clients to allow for continuous communication and to promote the effectiveness of the Drescher & Malecki Team. Tom ensures that all applicable standards are met and serves as a resource to both our staff and clients alike.

Tom has over thirty-five years of experience in serving public sector entities. Upon receiving his MBA from SUNY at Buffalo, he began his career with Deloitte & Touche LLP, where he later worked as Office Managing Partner prior to his departure. He has served as a member of the Special Review Committee for the Government Finance Officer’s Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting Program, and as a member of the New York State Government Finance Officers Association. Currently, Tom sits on the Board of Directors for the Erie County Medical Center.

With his personal mantra being "Enjoy Life," Tom engages in the wide variety of activities that the Western New York area has to offer, such as concerts, wine tours, golf, and local sporting events, be it college or professional. Further, Tom takes advantage of the differing Buffalo climates by engaging in many outdoor activities including, kayaking in the waterways, biking the streets, hiking the wilderness trails, playing pond hockey with friends and colleagues, and skiing at the various local resorts, to name a few.

Luke Malecki, CPA

Luke R. Malecki is a Partner at Drescher and Malecki LLP. After earning a B.A. in International Business from Bentley University in Waltham, MA, Luke achieved an M.A. in Financial Economics from the State University of New York at Buffalo. In 2004, he began his career with Drescher & Malecki LLP as the firm’s first employee. Shortly after joining the firm, Luke achieved his certification as a certified public accountant (CPA) and subsequently moved through each level at the firm. Currently, as Partner, he directs firm personnel and serves as a primary point of contact for client questions. Luke continually strives towards the firm’s mission to revolutionize the accounting and audit process by providing practical and innovative ideas to counties, cities, towns, villages, school districts, and public authorities.

As an active member of the Special Review Committee for Government Finance Officers' Association (GFOA) Excellence in Financial Reporting Program, Luke stays well-versed on the reporting requirements of governments and ensures that all applicable standards are met. Luke is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), New York State Government Finance Officers' Association (NYSGFOA), and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA).

In 2004, Luke moved into the bustling Elmwood Village, located within the resurgent city of Buffalo, New York. He still resides in the neighborhood with his wife, Jenn, their two daughters, Leah and Taylor, and their son, Lincoln. Luke and his family enjoy the array of activities of Western New York during all the seasons of the year; whether it be enjoying some springtime soccer matches at the picturesque Delaware Park, exploring the Buffalo Zoo or the Buffalo waterfront during summer, taking a hike in the Outer Harbor in the crisp fall air, or a snowy walk down the lively Elmwood Avenue during the winter months. Luke and his family also appreciate spending some family time on the beaches and the shores of Lake Erie during summer, as well as taking bike rides along the streets and trails of the area. Luke also roots on the Bills and Sabres, enjoys taking in an occasional round of golf with friends, clients, and colleagues, appreciates a good jog through the neighborhood, and tries to absorb the plentiful opportunities that our great region has to offer.

Matthew Montalbo, CPA

Matthew J. Montalbo (Matt), Partner, is a Certified Public Accountant with over ten years of experience in serving public sector entities. He began his career with Drescher & Malecki LLP in 2004 as an Intern while finishing up his undergraduate Accounting degree at SUNY Geneseo. While at Geneseo, he was an active member of the Accounting Society and learned valuable leadership qualities as a captain of the Geneseo Rugby Club. After graduation, Matt made the decision to return to his hometown of Buffalo, NY and seek a graduate degree from SUNY at Buffalo (U.B.). Upon receiving his Masters in Accounting from U.B., Matt joined the Drescher & Malecki team full-time in 2005.

Matt takes pride in building long-term relationships and making himself available to his clients. In addition to his partner duties, he leads the firm’s learning and development programs. Matt works with all levels of staff to promote and deliver trainings, which supports the firm’s mission. He is passionate about creating a challenging and enjoyable training environment that facilitates professional growth. He serves as a member of the Special Review Committee for the Government Finance Officer’s Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting Program, and as a member of the New York State Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA).

Matt, his wife, Carolyn, and their two children, Sofia and Rocco, live in Amherst, NY, and have embraced the revival of the Western New York (WNY) area. As a family, they enjoy the many year round events at canalside Buffalo; including ice skating, water sports, outdoor yoga, and concerts. However, Matt’s first love in WNY is for the sport of hockey. In his free time, Matt still coaches at the youth level and has participated in coaching clinics for USA Hockey.