Born and raised in Bethlehem, Van received a BS in Business Administration, majoring in Accounting. A graduate of Lehigh University, he has earned the designations of CPA, Personal Finance Specialist and is licensed to sell real estate in Pennsylvania. He and Tom McDonald formed Filipos, McDonald & Associates, and in 2002, they merged with Buckno Lisicky & Company.
Van offers the firm's clients expertise in tax planning, business valuations and personal financial planning.
Of Van's three children, his son, John Filipos is also a CPA and a Shareholder of the firm.