Tommy Arata is native of New Orleans and manages accounting and finance within Grace and Associates. He holds a BS Degree in Accounting from Our Lady of Holy Cross University. He has 30 years’ experience in corporate accounting, working primarily with business startups and growing companies. Tommy is an Army Veteran who served for 16 years working in the capacity of Accounting and Finance. He has also worked in the Investment Banking field where he was primarily responsible for due diligence, auditing and financial analysis. Tommy has also helped to design and develop sophisticated Financial Modeling software that automates much of the process of building financials for startup companies or business expansions. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Army Finance and Accounting School.