With more than thirty years of experience, Mr. Trivette has worked with both public and private clients in a variety of industry sectors including consumer and industrial products, manufacturing and distribution, retail, technology, telecommunications, financial services, health care and energy. Mr. Trivette has also worked with a number of private equity sponsors and portfolio investments on a variety of tax matters.
Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Trivette spent two years as Vice President Global Tax for a multi-billion dollar private equity-sponsored infrastructure services company in the energy sector where he was responsible for all aspects of tax administration. Prior to that, Mr. Trivette was a partner with EY in the firm’s Transaction Advisory Services providing M&A tax due diligence, structuring and post-merger integration services to public and private clients in a variety of industries. Mr. Trivette was also a tax partner at Grant Thornton where he served as Tax Practice Leader for Atlanta and was Lead Tax Services Partner for the firm’s largest private equity client based in Florida. Earlier in his career, Mr. Trivette served as Tax Director for a Fortune 500 Company based in Washington, D.C., where he established the in-house tax function. Mr. Trivette began his career with the Washington, D.C., office of Ernst & Whinney.
Mr. Trivette earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an accounting major at Appalachian State University. Mr. Trivette also earned a master’s degree in taxation from Georgetown University and earned his J.D, with honors, from The George Washington University Law School. Mr. Trivette is a Georgia CPA and a member (inactive) of the Pennsylvania Bar. He is a member of the AICPA Tax Division and the ABA Section of Taxation. Mr. Trivette is also an instructor in the MTax Program at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business where he teaches Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders. Mr. Trivette has been a frequent speaker on tax matters and is active in a variety of volunteer charitable organizations.