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Meet David Talley

David Talley is a Partner at Gaffey Deane & Talley, PLC (GDT), as well as the Managing Partner at Riverview Capital Advisors. His responsibilities include the delivery and oversight of the firm’s financial, tax, business advisory and compliance services with a particular specialization in Technology, Media & Communications, Government Regulated, and International Services industries.

Given his diverse background in accounting, tax, investment banking and corporate finance, his practice is focused on assisting emerging growth and technology companies, mergers and acquisitions, business valuations, and providing business financial and tax advisory services.

David has over 20 years of business and corporate financial management experience that includes specialization in the development and implementation of corporate strategies and policies, corporate and financial transactions, information and reporting systems, testing and due diligence procedures.

Prior to joining GDT, David was the Vice President & Managing Director of WorldPay Inc., a subsidiary of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group (RBSG). There, David was responsible for the leadership and management of the company’s operations throughout the Western Hemisphere. David’s duties included leading the development of strategy, localization and marketing of products and services, and regulatory compliance for WorldPay’s global financial services and eCommerce product offerings. David also served in numerous global, senior advisory roles where he was responsible for governance, strategy, leadership, business development, as well as regulatory compliance.

David has a strong background in management and corporate finance, business analysis, strategic management, and systems development and implementation. David has held various senior-level financial positions with Clear Channel Worldwide and predecessor organizations for more than 12 years. During that time, he was responsible for business and financial functions that included accounting, budgeting, strategy, forecasting, financial reporting, and other financial and business functions. David also worked in a corporate capacity on merger & acquisition activities for these SEC regulated companies.

David began his professional career with a “Big 4” accounting firm. During that time he was responsible for audit and consulting engagement areas. His industry experience and training was focused on regulated industries and includes banking, insurance, health care, broadcasting, oil and gas, and real estate. During his tenure he also served for a period as an IT consultant working on a national healthcare compliance software package.

In addition to his extensive corporate experience, David taught graduate and under-graduate financial and managerial accounting at the University of North Florida. An accomplished speaker, David has been a featured presenter at multiple global initiatives including events conducted by The United States Department of Commerce, the Department of State, The Government of Mexico, The Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University, and multiple U.S. financial and technical organizations. David has also been interviewed and featured in The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Corporate Governance Magazine, The Washington Post and The Washington Business Journal.

David holds a Bachelors degree in Accounting and Information Systems as well as Masters degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of West Florida. He is a Certified Public Accountant/Accredited in Business Valuations, Certified Financial Manager, Certified Merger and Acquisition Advisor, Certified Management Accountant, Certified Government Financial Manager, and Certified Information Systems Auditor. In addition to the above certifications David also holds Series 7, Series 63 & Series 79 securities licenses.

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