Marino Petropoulos


Mr. Petropoulos will lead and manage client engagements providing accounting expertise to transactions for private equity and corporate clients.

Mr. Petropoulos joins Palm Tree with over 30 years of experience including financial due diligence (buy- and sell-side), carve-outs, internal control and system evaluations, preparation of purchase accounting and opening balance sheet entries, year-end audit preparation, and working capital disputes and adjustments.  His experience spans a variety of industries, including automotive, manufacturing, distribution, and services.

Prior to joining Palm Tree, Marino was the Chief Financial Officer at Slidematic Products; Managing Director in the Transaction Advisory Services of FTI’s Corporate Finance practice; Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer for Alternative Resources Corporation (publicly traded); and an Audit Senior at Ernst & Young.

Marino is a CPA and received his B.S. in Accountancy from DePaul University.  Outside of work, Marino enjoys 80’s music, traveling to beach destinations, cruises, and spending time with his large extended family which includes 31 first cousins.

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