Since 1980, Edward D. Deppman has worked in public accounting, specializing in auditing, business valuation and litigation support. His experience spans a variety of industries, including health care, manufacturing and retail, business valuation, financial institutions, government and not-for-profit institutions.
After receiving his Bachelor of Business Administration (Magna Cum Laude) from the University of Miami in 1978, Mr. Deppman earned his Masters in Business Administration (concentration in International Finance) from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business in 1980. He also received his CPA certificate from the State of Florida in 1980. In 1998, Mr. Deppman was among the first group to receive the designation of ”Accredited in Business Valuations’” (ABV) from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“AICPA”). In 2008, he also was awarded the designation of “CFF” Certified in Financial Forensics from the AICPA
Mr. Deppman’s career began in the international accounting firm of Coopers & Lybrand where he worked in the audit division for eleven years. In 1991, he joined Gerson Preston’s litigation support/business valuation group in the Miami Beach office. A member of the AICPA and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Mr. Deppman is also qualified as an expert witness in the valuation of businesses, business and contract damage issues and marital forensics and has testified on these matters in several Circuit Courts.
In addition to his professional accomplishments, Mr. Deppman has also served as the Treasurer of Branches, Inc., a multi-location non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that focuses on student achievement, family services, and financial stability in the South Florida community.