Cole currently serves as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer since 2018. Cole also currently serves, since 2015, as Director of Legacy Group Asset Management, a Colombia-based company specializing the international trade of agricultural products, structuring of private equity investments in the agricultural space and distressed asset investing with a core focus on the Colombian markets.
Prior to forming Legacy Group in early 2015, Cole spent the previous eight years working for PricewaterhouseCoopers, a professional services firm, specializing in accounting, advisory and consulting solutions. During Cole’s tenure with PricewaterhouseCoopers, he was stationed in the United States, Bermuda, Hong Kong SAR and Beijing, China. While working in the United States and Bermuda, Cole primarily focused on accounting and advisory services to clients in industries spanning oil extraction and distribution, healthcare, banking, private equity, hedge funds, offshore trusts, and biotechnology. For nearly four years, Cole was located in Asia providing advisory and consulting services to clients participating in global mergers and acquisition activities. There, Cole concentrated on the financial services, real estate and mining sectors and spent a majority of his time advising on cross-border deals in the areas of business strategy review, business valuation, buyer and seller due diligence, tax structuring and business carve-out analyses.
Cole’s deal experience has included transactions around the globe, with deal sizes into the billions of U.S. dollars. Cole graduated Valedictorian from North Carolina State University in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance, to which he earned his master’s in accounting from the same university the following year. Cole became a licensed United States Certified Public Accountant in 2008.
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