Meet Diane Fabbo
Diane has been an Administrator with the firm since 1999 and is now the Office Manager.
How did you come to work at SC?
I have had a couple of little jobs but I have only had two long-term jobs in my entire life. My first job was with an accounting firm in Boston, where I started as a high school senior. After 21 years there, I was telling my girlfriends, including Lisa Sachetta, that I was feeling ready to make a move. That Christmas, I attended the Sachetta family’s Christmas party. Steve Sachetta came up to me and said “a little birdy told me you’re looking to change jobs.” I went in for an interview and the rest is history. It’s one of those “small world” stories, because I was Steve’s supervisor when he was an intern at the accounting firm I worked at in Boston!
What’s your favorite thing about working at the firm?
I like the people and the fact that we all get along inside and outside of the office, which can be a lot of fun. I also like that the partners put their trust in me to make decisions; that is important to me.
What’s special about SC clients?
Over the years I have developed a rapport with many clients. We can joke together and it’s enjoyable to talk with them. I recognize their voice on the phone, and I know them when they come to the office. It feels good when clients express their appreciation when we do our job because they know it’s not robotic.
What’s your life like outside the office?
Absolutely Crazy! There is a lot going on. My daughters are getting older, they’re 17 and 18. I always get involved as much as I can with my kids, they have always been and will always be my top priority. We were a soccer family since my girls started playing at the age of 5 but now we’re focusing on school/college. We have three rescue dogs, Sammy, Charlie, Mia, who keep me busy. They’re all chihuahua mixes and all over 10 years old.
Do you have a work/life philosophy?
Your work reflects the type of person that you are. Always work hard, build trust, and prove yourself.
Share a piece of professional advice most people could benefit from?
Work hard. Prove yourself to others. If you’re given a job and do it well, you’ll be given more responsibility. Always be trustworthy.
How did you end up in the field?
During my senior year of high school at Everett High, the school started a work program and I was chosen to be part of that work program. I went to school in the morning and worked in the afternoon. I was sent to an accounting firm in Boston for an interview, which went very well. I started out as a part-time receptionist and proved myself over time so I was promoted from receptionist to secretary to supervisor. I did a lot there, as I do here. I like what I do and that is why I have stayed at both of these companies for a long time.
What would you do if you didn’t do this?
Anything that involves my girls. I have always volunteered and taken on other roles so that I could be with them. I want to spend as much time with them as possible. My younger daughter is a senior at Bishop Fenwick High School and my older daughter is enjoying her first year at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut.
If I could have dinner with anyone dead or alive who would it be?
I would love to have dinner with my Dad who passed away in November, 2020. To be able to sit, talk and just enjoy my Dad one more time would mean the world to me.