DeMaise And Moore Join Decosimo

Monday, February 3, 2014

Decosimo, a Top 100 regional public accounting and advisory firm, announced the addition of Victor DeMaise and Joshua Moore as tax managers in the firm’s investment entities practice. Mr. DeMaise and Mr. Moore join Decosimo’s significant niche services team which serves a client base of investment entities with a wide range of funds from startups to funds with total assets exceeding $2 billion.

 

Prior to joining Decosimo, Mr. DeMaise served as the Managing Director of Taxation for Bank of New York Mellon Alternative Investment Services and PNC Global Investment Servicing, Inc. Mr. DeMaise has managed the tax process for a variety of hedge funds, mutual funds, mezzanine funds, venture capital funds and off-shore funds. During his career, Mr. DeMaise has consulted with entity managers and personnel providing structuring, transaction, and compliance solutions for domestic and off-shore investment entities.

 

Mr. Moore has built a track record of success in working with closely-held companies and pass-through entities. A certified public accountant, Mr. Moore also has experience in the areas of mergers, acquisitions and dispositions for international and multi-state consolidated corporations in manufacturing and distribution as well as serving venture capital and investment entities.

 

“We believe that Vic and Josh will be great additions to our team,” said Karl Jordan, a Decosimo Principal and Investment Entities Practice Leader. “Decosimo has built a very strong practice serving investment entities, and our clients have come to trust the experience and solutions we bring to the table. Vic and Josh have the type of expertise and depth of knowledge that can exceed the complex needs of our clients and their investors. I know our clients will enjoy working with them.”

 

A Magna Cum Laude graduate with a Business Administration degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Mr. Moore continued his education at UTC earning a Master of Accountancy degree. Mr. Moore is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants. He currently serves as treasurer for the Chattanooga Tax Practitioners.

 

Mr. DeMaise earned a Tax Certificate from Widener University’s School of Business Administration. He is a graduate of Drexel University with a Dual Bachelor of Science in Economics and Accounting.

 


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