Anthony Cotrupe CFA - Principal

Background & Expertise


Tony is a Principal of ValuQuest, LLC, a division of The Bonadio Group that provides valuation, transaction advisory, and litigation support services to businesses, individuals and their advisors.  Tony has worked in business valuation, investment banking, and economic consulting since 1989 and has led engagements in North America, South America, Europe and Asia.

Tony began his career at Ernst & Young as a member of the NYC Business Valuation Group and then as an economist in E&Y’s International Services Office.  After E&Y, Tony joined JPMorgan Securities (formerly Chemical and Chase) in its Global Investment Bank where he structured deals and capital markets transactions in Latin America.  He then formed and ran the Private Equity Group in JPMorgan’s Global Private Bank, where he worked on M&A, buyout and venture capital deals in the U.S. and Latin America.  After JPM, Tony joined Huron Consulting Group as the leader of Huron’s NY business valuations team.

After moving back to Rochester, Tony formed Meliora Advisors, a business valuations, transaction advisory, and consulting firm with offices in Rochester and Los Angeles and ran that firm until joining ValuQuest in 2018.  Tony speaks and writes on valuation, transaction advisory, and litigation support and other topics and has been a guest speaker and interviewee on radio shows and podcasts.

Tony is a graduate of the University of Rochester where he earned both a B.A. in Political Science and an MBA in Finance and Economics.  Tony is a CFA Charterholder (awarded in 1998) and a member of the CFA Institute.  He is a member of the Association for Corporate Growth (Pittsburgh Chapter) and Upstate Capital.

Tony gives his time to several causes and charities, including Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women, McQuaid Jesuit High School, and as a board member of Muddy’s Buddies, a charity that seeks to improve the quality of life of children and their families whose lives have been touched by cancer and other chronic illnesses.