Daily News: January 10, 2018

Tiger Group Hires Tepper as BDO

David L. Tepper, a 25-year veteran of the valuation, banking and financial management industries, joined Tiger Group as business development officer for the Western U.S.

From his base in the firm’s Los Angeles office, Tepper will initially work alongside longtime director of business development Rick Briggs, who will be retiring this year.

“David joins us with a keen understanding of the unique needs of asset-based lenders,” said Tiger Group COO Michael McGrail. “Over the course of his career, he’s worked closely with lenders and private equity firms on identifying and understanding the risks of lending to and investing in companies across more than 100 industries. Those attributes and the robust industry connections that go with them made David an ideal candidate to take the reins for our Western region when Rick Briggs retires.”

Tepper began his career in 1985 at Bloomingdales in executive development before moving to garment manufacturing. He was subsequently named comptroller at Stringfellow, an international restaurant/night club chain, and went on to hold positions at Kennedy Cabot and Company and Wells Fargo Bank/Wells Fargo Securities.

From 1998 to 2007, he was a vice president at the M&A and joint venture consulting firm Arthur Consulting Group in Los Angeles. Tepper then spent five years as western regional manager at Accuval Associates/Liquitec, where he was responsible for managing the firm’s West Coast office.

Most recently, he served as business development director for CBIZ Valuation Group, a business unit of national CPA firm Mayer Hoffman McCann. In that post, he was responsible for working with corporations, private equity, hedge funds, attorneys, corporate finance, and turnaround professionals on complex valuation and asset management issues.