Because the Best Team Wins

Jim Ciminelli

Jim Ciminelli

President & Founder

Jim has more than 30 years of experience in corporate financial management and transaction advisory. He started his career in the financial services industry in New York City as a CPA with Ernst & Young, and later as a Vice President with Bankers Trust and Deutsche Bank. He served as the Chief Financial Officer for Acme Cryogenics, a PA-based manufacturer of specialty gas equipment, for over ten years and was instrumental in facilitating the successful sale of the business to a private equity buyer.

Prior to and since forming VCI, Jim has provided pivotal financial management to over 30 companies, and has directly negotiated and managed over three dozen mergers, acquisitions and financing transactions.

Dave Gaspar

Dave Gaspar

Chief Financial Officer - Family Businesses

With more than three decades as a CFO and top financial executive for several closely-held corporations, Dave is deeply experienced in successfully managing the many unique challenges of managing family-owned businesses. Dave’s skill set spans financial statement analysis and forecasting, to cash flow projection, to capital structure management.

Dave’s scope of hands-on experiences is broad — including multiple episodes of realigning internal processes to maximize profitability, directing the reorganization of an international manufacturer, and guiding the sale of family-held businesses to private equity interests. He holds a Bachelor’s in Accounting from Moravian College.

Patrick J. Slattery, MBA

Patrick J. Slattery, MBA

Executive Vice President

Patrick utilizes 25+ years of diverse business experience to initiate VCI’s client relationships, identify new market opportunities and coordinate transactional processes. He has directed acquisitions and divestitures, managed P&L responsibility, and fostered business development through expert relationship management. His expansive relationships and business experiences are interwoven with VCI’s intimate client knowledge, forming a powerful catalyst for success.

A significant component of VCI’s service continuum involves managing outside relationships with bankers, lawyers, accountants, tax advisors, insurance professionals, investors and transaction counterparties. Patrick keeps all components moving in the right directions toward client goals. He coordinates, communicates and interconnects; managing each VCI client experience for maximum efficiency and outcome value with minimal stress.   He holds an MBA from DeSales University and a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Lock Haven University.

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