Thomas Pastore, ASA, CPA, CFA, CMA, MBA

CEO, Founder & Managing Director, Chicago

Business Background

Mr. Pastore is Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Sanli Pastore & Hill, Inc. He is responsible for the overall management of the firm, including client engagements, litigation support, expert witness testimony, administrative matters and relationship management. He has been involved in financial consulting for more than 30 years, specializing in investment and financial analysis, litigation consulting and public accounting. Mr. Pastore's extensive experience encompasses valuing numerous businesses in a wide range of industries including healthcare/ life sciences, information technology, services, manufacturing, holding companies and retail. He has served as an expert witness in federal and state courts for business litigation cases in California, Arizona, New York, Nebraska, and North Dakota. 

Deposition & Trial Testimony

Mr. Pastore is an experienced provider of expert witness testimony and litigation consulting for economic damages, valuations and forensic accounting in matters such as:  marital dissolution, corporate and partnership dissolutions, eminent domain, bankruptcy, breach of contract, trade secrets, trust and probate litigation, and estate and gift taxes. Mr. Pastore has testified over 60 times in trial and over 200 times in deposition.

Professional Credentials & Education

  • Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA), American Society of Appraisers, Business Valuation Discipline

  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), member of the CFA institute

  • Member, Los Angeles Society of Financial Analysts

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – inactive

  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)

  • Member, California Society of Certified Public Accountants

  • Member, Institute of Management Accountants

  • Past Vice President of Professional Education, West Los Angeles Chapter, Institute of Management Accountants

  • Master in Business Administration, University of Michigan. Course work includes economics, finance, marketing and business strategy

  • Bachelor in Business Administration with a major in accounting from Bryant College

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Publications, Speeches & Seminars

Mr. Pastore is an active participant as both an instructor and a student in continuing education classes on advanced topics of business valuation, taxation, eminent domain and redevelopment. He has presented speeches to numerous public and private associations, including bar associations and accounting societies. He is an official instructor for the California Redevelopment Association and SP&H’s Goodwill Loss Valuation Workshops, Levels I-IV.

Officer & Director Positions

Mr. Pastore has served on the boards of directors of many California organizations. He is a past vice president of professional education at the Institute of Management Accountants, West Los Angeles Chapter.