Jerry Dentinger

Jerry Dentinger

Partner, Central Regional Transaction Advisory Services Financial Leader


BDO Chicago Office



Executive Summary

Jerry is the Leader for BDO’s Central Region Transaction Advisory Services Practice and is responsible for originating engagements, overseeing project execution teams and coordinating post-transaction activities. He has led or participated in over one hundred due diligence projects ranging from stand-alone acquisitions to carve-outs and add-ons, with transaction values ranging from $2 million to over $1 billion.
Jerry has more than 25 years of experience providing corporate finance advice to senior executives of middle market and Fortune 1000 companies, including eight years working on mergers and acquisitions. His primarily serves private equity and corporate clients in the manufacturing and distribution industries but has also served construction, business and healthcare services, for-profit education, and financial institution clients. Jerry has led multiple cross-border transactions leveraging his prior expatriate experience living in Paris and London.
Jerry began his career in public accounting with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Prior to joining BDO, he was an investment banker with Merrill Lynch and SC Cowen where he was responsible for executing structured finance, equity capital market and asset-based lending transactions.

Professional Affiliations

Association for Corporate Growth
Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants


M.B.A., Finance, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago
B.A., Accounting, Michigan State University