Tom operates on a very personable hand-shake approach to business, and he will treat your business as if it was his own family’s business. He has a calm yet intense approach and delivers an experienced knowledge of the automobile business. He is passionate in his desire to assist clients in achieving their business, personal, and family objectives. He works diligently to maintain the firm’s focus of building your trust and confidence and creating long-lasting relationships.
Prior to joining Selden Fox, Tom was a partner at Richard T. DeSimone & Co., a niche accounting firm with a 50-year history of serving the automobile dealer industry.
During his career, Tom’s services to dealership clients has run the gambit, including: financial statement reporting (audits, reviews, and compilations); corporate accounting; corporate and individual tax compliance, planning, and strategy; specific dealership tax issues such as LIFO, 263A work, application of accelerated depreciation methods, deferred tax strategies, and IRS representation; as well as a variety of consulting issues.
Tom earned his Bachelor of Science degree in accountancy from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois and is a licensed CPA. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Illinois CPA Society.
Tom is an avid golfer, a Chicago born, Chicago sports fan, and enjoys spending time with his wife, children, and three grandchildren.