CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (April 23, 2007)â€” Fred Decosimo, CPA and Principal with Joseph Decosimo and Company, PLLC, is included in this year's list of the 100 most powerful people in Tennessee. The Power 100 list is compiled annually by Business Tennessee magazine and includes 100 of the most influential citizens of the Volunteer State in the areas of business, government and philanthropy.
Business Tennessee recognized Mr. Decosimoâ€”the only CPA to make the listâ€”for his political fundraising, his work with the regional Decosimo CPA firm and the firm's investment banking practice, which is responsible for $17 billion in transactions over the last 30 years.
Business Tennessee writes of Mr. Decosimo, "Like his legendary father Joe before him, [Fred is] a force in political fundraising and community involvement...one of the few Tennesseans who attained Pioneer status, raising $100,000 or more for the 2004 Bush campaign."
Mr. Decosimo is one of only 15 Tennesseans to achieve Pioneer or Ranger status, raising $100,000 or more for the 2004 Bush Campaign. Besides his political fundraising, Mr. Decosimo is an active community leader in Chattanooga and serves on numerous civic boards.
Other Chattanoogans named on the Power 100 list are Congressman Zach Wamp, U.S. Senator Bob Corker, Thunder Enterprise's John Thornton and BlueCross BlueShield CEO Vicky Gregg.
About Fred Decosimo
Fred Decosimo, CPA, is a Principal with the Decosimo CPA firm with thirty years of experience in public accounting and consulting services. He has extensive experience in private equity capital formation and assisting clients in obtaining both private and public funding. His industry experience includes medical, manufacturing, real estate, and bulk vending and distribution. He has worked extensively with family-owned businesses and counseled them on ownership alternatives, management and organizational structure.
Mr. Decosimo's corporate finance experience has also included bank debt negotiations, due diligence preceding acquisitions and mergers, litigation support, and structuring limited partnerships, joint ventures and equity investments.
About Decosimo CPA Firm
The nationally recognized Decosimo CPA firm provides a full range of Assurance, Litigation Support and Corporate Finance, as well as international and domestic Tax services to public and private corporations. Decosimo is a leading regional CPA firm with nearly 250 professionals and staff. The firm has offices in Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis and Nashville, Tenn.; Atlanta and Dalton, Ga.; Cincinnati, Ohio; and the Cayman Islands.