UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration (Accounting)
Accredited Senior Appraiser, Accredited in Business Valuation, Certified Public Accountant
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants, American Society of Appraisers, Association for Corporate Growth: Tennessee and Atlanta Chapters
Series 7, 63, 24, 28, 79, and 99
J. Thomas Decosimo is CEO and a Managing Principal of DCF. He has spent nearly 30 years providing corporate finance services to a wide variety of businesses.
Mr. Decosimo’s investment banking experience began when he assisted in the roll up of the Coca-Cola and Seven-Up bottling franchises. That work included the valuation of targets, due diligence, and assistance in arranging the acquisition debt and equity financing. His extensive buy-side advisory led to his involvement in numerous sell-side assignments of companies across a wide variety of industries throughout the United States. Industry experience includes light and heavy industrial manufacturing, textiles, floor covering, consumer products, food processing, broadcasting, and distribution.
Recently, Mr. Decosimo was the lead advisor in the dispositions of companies whose combined enterprise value exceeds $400 million.
In March 2008, Mr. Decosimo was recognized among Business TN magazine’s list of “Accounting’s Finest.” Accountants making the list were selected based on input from their peers and recommendations from Tennessee business leaders.
He graduated with honors from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (Accounting). Mr. Decosimo is a CPA and earned the American Institute of CPAs designation of Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV). Mr. Decosimo is also an Accredited Senior Appraiser in business valuation (ASA), the credential of the American Society of Appraisers.