Vijay is the Managing Director of our Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) practice. As the TAS practice lead, Vijay advises strategic buyers and sellers as well as private equity investors on mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. He has more than 15 years of experience across a wide variety of accounting and finance disciplines, highlighted by his time spent in corporate development at two publicly traded companies and transaction advisory at a Big 4 accounting firm. With hands-on experience across the full spectrum of the deal cycle, Vijay brings a unique set of skills and experiences to Bennett Thrasher that separate him from many of the traditional transaction advisors in the market.
Prior to joining Bennett Thrasher, Vijay served as the Director of Corporate Development at EarthLink, a publicly traded information technology and telecommunications service provider. In this capacity, he worked on a variety of transactions including the rationalization and divestiture of non-strategic products and services, the acquisition of targets centered around accelerating the company’s path to growth, and ultimately the merger with Fortune 500 telecommunications service provider Windstream, a deal valued at more than $1 billion, including debt. Vijay also spent time as the Manager of Corporate Development at WellCare Health Plans, a Fortune 500 managed care organization, where he worked on several acquisitions in the payer space. In this role, he helped the company scale during a time where the landscape of the health care environment was changing due to the passage of the Affordable Care Act. Vijay also has experience operating as a Manager in the Transaction Services practice at Deloitte, where he led buy side and sell side financial due diligence engagements for some of the firm’s largest corporate clients and private equity funds.
Vijay graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) in Accounting from the University of South Florida and later earned his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Florida. Vijay is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in Georgia.