About Cornerstone

Tom and Fran

Francis Barillaro with Tom Doukas, President, International Trading Company/Ariston Imports, New Britain, CT

Starting and managing your own business is an amazing adventure and a great challenge. However, there are times when there is more adventure and challenge than you anticipated. Cornerstone Business Advisors is committed to helping you make the most of your small business while maximizing the opportunities.

Francis Barillaro, founder of Cornerstone Business Advisors, LLC, has over thirty five years of experience as commercial banker, business owner and advocate.  He understands the challenges of running a small business and knows what it takes to succeed.


  • Treasurer, Greater Meriden Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, New England Business Brokers Association
  • Member, BBANE business multiple listing service
  • Vice President and Treasurer, Bethlehem Holy Child Program