- Cap Willey
- Panelist, On Small Business
Grafton H. ‘Cap’ Willey IV’s career started off with a self-admitted failure. “I failed at my goal of being a partner in a CPA [firm] by the time I was 30; but I achieved it at age 31, starting my own firm with two other partners,” he said. That new firm, Rooney, Plotkin and Willey RPW), became larger than his old firm over the next eight years. Willey became managing partner of RPW in 1998 and remained in that position until 2004, when they merged with Tofias PC—forming one of the largest CPA firms in New England. Tofias has since doubled the size of its Rhode Island practice. Willey’s current official title is shareholder and a member of the board of directors for Tofias.