Tom McClay, JD, CPA
Tom McClay has over 25 years of experience in accounting, tax and law. He is responsible for providing buy-side and sell-side financial due diligence services to private equity groups, investment banks and corporate clients.
Tom has extensive experience in financial due diligence, transaction structuring, deal negotiation and post-transaction assistance for clients in several industries, including numerous in the media and advertising industry. He has spent over a decade servicing some of the largest agency holding companies, as well as private equity and independently owned agencies. In total, Tom has worked with over 100 individual agencies in various roles. He has led over 200 deal teams on acquisitions and divestitures of varying complexity and size ranging from less than $5 million to approximately $5 billion in value and has served clients on cross-border transactions in Europe, South America, and North America.
Prior to joining RedRidge Diligence Services, Tom acted as Director in Grant Thornton’s Transaction Advisory Services practice. Previous to Grant Thornton, Tom was a Partner in a firm specializing in M&A within the marketing and communications industry. He also served as the General Counsel for a publicly-traded technology corporation where he negotiated the sale of businesses and restructuring of the companies’ debt. Tom began his career at Arthur Andersen.
Tom earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York Plattsburgh and a Juris Doctorate from Pace University School of Law. He is a licensed CPA, has passed bar exams in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York, and is a member of the AICPA and the Advertising Club of New York.