Executive Director of Executive MBA Programs
Kennesaw State University
Tom Devaney has 25+ years of experience in public accounting at the principal/partner level, serving small to mid-sized organizations.
Thomas (Tom) Devaney is the Executive Director of Executive MBA Programs and a Sr. Lecturer of accounting and finance in the Coles College Executive MBA program at Kennesaw State University. Prior to teaching Tom had a 25+ year career in public accounting at the principal/partner level serving SME’s (small and mid-sized entities) and high-income, high net worth individuals. Tom’s business consulting experience is extensive and includes providing clients with professional services in tax planning, preparation and representation, mergers and acquisitions, business planning and development, transaction due diligence, and operational consulting matters. Tom also has broad experience in financial accounting and reporting including the design and implementation of management information systems, manufacturing and construction cost accounting, and budgeting and forecasting functions.
In addition to his consulting experience Tom has founded or co-founder numerous businesses including Certified Public Accounting practices, franchise restaurant concept, collegiate league baseball team, residential real estate investments, commercial real estate development, management, and leasing. His latest launch with his wife Lori is The Innovation Spot a Coworker space in Woodstock, GA.
Tom received his Bachelor of Science Degree – Accounting from SUNY-Oswego, and his MBA – Accounting from Kennesaw State. Tom holds active CPA licenses in the states of California, New York, and Georgia. He is a member of the AICPA, the IMA, and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Favorite Hobby: Motocross riding
Favorite Sports Team Atlanta United
Favorite Music Artist Love most music
Skill Set Accounting, finance, strategic planning, leadership