J. EDWARD DEL RIO

CPA

Principal-Shareholder
Managing Director of Financial Regulatory Practice

Eddie Del Rio is a Senior Shareholder with the accounting firm of Garcia & Ortiz, P.A.  He graduated from the University of South Florida in 1979 with a BA in Business Administration and Major in Accounting. Eddie joined the firm in 1989 and worked his way through the firm increasing levels of responsibility evolving to Director, VP, and Shareholder.  Mr. Del Rio manages our firm’s financial regulatory practice and is responsible for developing it to be a leading provider of risk oversight services throughout the United States. He is committed to best serve his clients and earn their business with constant attention and service.

Mr. Del Rio’s accomplishments include the successful execution of large national contracts. His performance history includes building complex operational solutions for the Small Business Administration, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and Florida Department of Revenue. Most recently, he managed the firm’s contract with Small Business Administration providing risk oversight and support services of 7(a) lenders nationally.  Mr. Del Rio assembled and managed a team of financial professionals that performed lender risk reviews, analytical reviews, loan file reviews, and technical support services.  The team developed work tools, and technical infrastructure for all financial and regulatory reporting, data mining, communication, and automated work-flow system to control all work processes, and a comprehensive quality control system including developing the SBA’s secure virtual data room, file structure, and reporting for virtual reviews.

For the FDIC, Mr. Del Rio managed over 40 contracts in the areas of loan servicing oversight, compliance auditing, and operational support.  He managed the firm’s personnel augmenting the operations of the Dallas Field Financial Service Center.  The work included receivership management, asset management, and disposition, litigation support, compliance auditing, default management, records management, REO coordination and disposition, receivership termination, servicer due to diligence, sales and marketing assistance, and records reconciliations.  

Mr. Del Rio has extensive experience consulting for privately held companies.  He consults with clients in the areas of accounting, tax, and audit services.  His clients include some of the largest privately-held businesses in Florida.  Mr. Del Rio takes an active role in planning and coordinating consultants with clients’ management teams.   

Mr. Del Rio served as treasurer for More Health, Inc.; a non-profit organization providing health and safety classes to public schools in Hillsborough and Pinellas county.  He has also served on several non-profit boards including the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Deaf Service Center, and West Coast Chapter of Florida Institute of CPAs.

  • Bachelor of Arts
    • Accounting Major - University of South Florida
  • Certified Public Accountant – Florida
  • Member of Florida & American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Past President, Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, West Coast Chapter
  • Past Board Member, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Northern Florida
  • Past Treasurer of Big Brothers and Big Sister of Pinellas County
  • Past Treasurer of Deaf Service Center of Hillsborough County
  • Past Treasurer of More Health, Inc.

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