Senior Advisor


Education, Credentials and Special Training

  • Certified Public Accountant (inactive)
  • Master of Business Administration, University of North Carolina
  • B.A., Business Administration, University of Georgia

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants

Series 63 and 79


Fred has more than 40 years of experience in both public accounting and consulting services. He assists clients with private equity capital formation and obtaining both private and public funding. His corporate finance experience encompasses mergers and structuring limited partnerships joint ventures and equity investments. Fred works with a wide range of industries including manufacturing and distribution, real estate, and healthcare.

Fred has consulted and/or arranged the debt and equity financing of numerous multi-family and single-family residential projects, retail projects, resort properties and mixed use properties throughout the Southeast. He also has considerable investor and principal development experience. He works extensively with family-owned businesses, counseling them on ownership alternatives, management and organizational structure. Fred serves as chief investment officer for several family offices and private foundations.

Civic and Community Activities

  • Chairman of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Advisory Committee
  • Trustee and Former Chairman of the Board of the University of Chattanooga Foundation
  • Member and Former President, Chattanooga Rotary Club
  • Executive Board Member and Former President, Metropolitan YMCA
  • Board Member and Campaign Chairman, United Way of Greater Chattanooga
  • University of Tennessee System Endowment Investment Advisory Committee
  • University of Tennessee Foundation
  • Board of Directors, the Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiative

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    Decosimo Corporate Finance, LLC

    629 Market Street

    Suite 120

    Chattanooga, TN 37402

    (423) 266-4000

    Monday – Friday: 9AM – 5PM


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