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Nick Florio

Chief Operating Officer, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP

Nick Florio


Nick Florio is chief operating officer of Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP ("Deloitte FAS").

Nick has more than 33 years of experience in providing financial advisory, valuation, litigation and construction advisory services to clients worldwide. He specializes in the valuation of businesses, equity interests and tangible and intangible/intellectual property assets of companies in various industries for a variety of financial and tax planning requirements. He has experience in M&A consulting and transaction facilitation specifically around the M&A process, financial structuring, value-based measurements, and operating and integration strategies.

"The most frequent question I get from staff and new Partners is 'What career advice would you give me?' Looking back on my life, both professionally and personally, the advice I always give people is simple –'Find what you love and have a passion for and excel at doing it'. The road to a successful career and life is paved by doing something really well. And to do something really well, you need to love what you do. Find something that you love and have a passion for and you will have a successful and rewarding career. And don't stop looking until you find it."

Prior to his leadership role in the Northeast, Nick served as the regional managing principal of Deloitte FAS' Pacific Southwest region and the U.S. Valuation liaison to DTTL's Asia-Pacific region. Before joining Deloitte FAS, Nick was a manufacturing engineer with Sperry Defense Electronics Corporation, where he developed strategic business plans for new business ventures and manufacturing operations.

Nick gained field engineering and management experience while serving as a company commander, as an operations officer and in other staff positions in the U.S. Army, where he served for 22 years, including 4 active and 18 reserves.

Nick attained his BS in Industrial Engineering from Hofstra University, New York, and his MS in Industrial Management and Economics from Columbia University New York. He also obtained an Advanced Professional Certificate in Finance/Tax from New York University, New York.

Nick is a Senior Accredited Member (ASA) of the American Society of Appraisers - Business Valuation, a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), a member of Licensing Executives Society as well as a member of the Reserve Officers Association.

Nick has authored a book titled "Business Asset Valuation - Allocation and Recovery of Investment in Business Acquisitions." He has also published many articles on the subjects of business and assets valuation.

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