J. Timothy Downard has assumed the role of Chief Financial Officer for Lewis Thomason, effective August 8.
“We are thrilled to have Tim join us as Chief Financial Officer. His experience, financial acumen, and years spent managing his own client facing financial services firm make him a tremendous asset to Lewis Thomason,” said Lisa Ramsay Cole, president and managing shareholder.
Downard will be responsible for the firm’s financial strategy, financial planning and analysis, and he will collaborate with Cole and the Board of Directors, including Board Chair, Rodney Fields, to make decisions regarding Lewis Thomason’s financial strategy and operations.
Downard has an extensive background in finance and was most recently the Controller and Finance Director at Vericom Global Solutions. Downard earned his Bachelor of Science in Commerce and Business Administration at the University of Alabama, an Equivalent Bachelor of Science in Accounting at University of Alabama in Birmingham, and his Master of Business Administration at Samford University.
He is a CPA and is Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF). Prior to joining Vericom, Tim was CFO at SoZu Solutions, Inc. and owned and managed his own CPA firm, Hayes Downard, LLP.