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J. Barry Tidwell, CPA, CVA
Tel: 205-271-5526
Fax: 205-930-5509


Barry Tidwell is the Managing Partner of Frost Cummings Tidwell Group, LLC, and currently serves on the Executive Committee of Frost Cummings Tidwell Group LLC. Prior to his current position, Mr. Tidwell was the Managing Principal of the Birmingham Office of Reznick Group and the CEO of Tidwell DeWitt LLC, a regional business advisory and accounting firm, named fastest growing accounting firm in the United States in 2007 by Inside Public Accounting.

 He has numerous years of experience in public accounting and consulting with both regional and local accounting firms, as well as joint ventures with international public accounting firms. Barry leads the firm’s Southeastern focus and spends his time on capital markets, strategic mergers, tax planning, and transactions. He works to continually structure mergers and acquisitions to achieve maximum benefit for the clients and investors. Client succession planning and transaction value are a key area as well.
Mr. Tidwell has had numerous professional recognitions throughout his career including the following:
2009 One of Birmingham’s Most Influential Business People by the BBJ;
2008 One of Birmingham’s most influential business people and in the Birmingham Powerbook:
2007 Managing Partner of the #1 Fastest growing Accounting firm in the country;
2006 7th fastest growing accounting firm in the country;
2005 5th fastest growing firm in the country;
2006 Birmingham’s Small Business of the year in the 100 plus category:
2007 One of Birmingham’s 50 most admired companies;
2006 Rising Star CEO of the Year by the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce; and
2005 and 2006 Industry Innovation Awards from Accounting Today.


Bachelor of Science, The University of Alabama

Professional and Community Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Institute of Business Appraisers

Past National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts Education and Credentialing Board

Past Vice Chair – National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts – Education Board

Past Associated Builders & Contractors Legislative Committee

Past AICPA National Steering Committee for Business Succession Planning

Professional Advisory Committee, University of Alabama, School of Accountancy

International Group of Accounting Firms

Birmingham Chamber of Commerce – Chairman’s Circle

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