Vincent A. Thomas
- Senior Managing Director, Co-Leader of Dispute Advisory Services
- T: +1 312 252 9329
- F: +1 312 630 3176
- 227 West Monroe Street
- Suite 900
- Chicago, IL, 60606
- United States
- T: +1 312 759 8100
- F: +1 312 759 8119
- B.A., Economics, Cum Laude, DePauw University
- M.B.A, Finance, Indiana University
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
- American Society of Appraisers
- National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts
- Intellectual Property
- Commercial Damages Analysis
- Economic Consulting
- Expert Testimony
- Healthcare & Life Sciences
- Retail & Consumer Products
- Telecom, Media & Technology (TMT)
Vince Thomas is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in Chicago. Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Thomas was a Partner with KPMG. He has more than 25 years of experience assisting companies and clients with complex accounting, corporate finance and litigation issues and focuses on the preparation of sophisticated valuation analysis and the assessment of damages in various types of commercial disputes.
Mr. Thomas specializes in matters involving various types of intellectual property including patents, trade secrets, trademarks and copyrights. In that regard, Mr. Thomas has analyzed economic and financial issues in hundreds of disputes and has provided expert testimony in state and federal courts across the country as well the International Trade commission. Such testimony has focused on valuation and damages issues in several industries including computer technology, electronics, telecommunications, retail, manufacturing and life sciences.
Mr. Thomas has also conducted seminars to various groups across the country and has participated in various panel discussions on topics involving economic damages, valuation methods and techniques for increasing shareholder value. He has also published articles on valuation and damage issues, co-authored a book on economic damages and served as a guest lecturer to forensic accounting students at Indiana University.
Mr. Thomas is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) and has obtained the valuation credentials of Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) and Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV). He has utilized the experience and education he has gained in obtaining those credentials in valuing businesses and various types of intellectual property for both litigation and transactional purposes.
In addition to serving as a consultant and testifying expert, Mr. Thomas also has significant experience in corporate, financial, and accounting management positions, including Analyst, Controller, Director of Credit and Collections and Chief Financial Officer. In those roles, Mr. Thomas was responsible for developing the strategic focus and direction for all areas of both a high-tech start-up company as well as a large distributor of wine and spirits. This included raising capital, implementing information technology systems, managing the budgeting and forecasting process, preparing financial statements, managing cash flow, maintaining legal and banking relationships, developing incentive pay systems and managing an intellectual property portfolio.