Meet The JCA Team

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Thomas W. Jacobs
Founder & Partner
Tom Jacobs is a Certified Public Accountant with more than twenty years experience in corporate finance, strategic business planning and operations. As managing partner, Mr. Jacobs leads the firm’s consulting practice and provides accounting and consulting services to clients in a wide variety of industries including online marketing firms, retail, healthcare, software development, and technology companies. Prior to founding JCA, he worked with Deloitte Touche in Houston and BDO Seidman in Washington, DC.  He holds a BS in Management from Tulane University in New Orleans.

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Peter E. Deming
Peter Deming is a partner of the Firm and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants. He has over ten years of accounting experience with a focus in tax compliance and consulting for closely held businesses and individuals. He is a graduate of Lipscomb University and lives in Franklin, TN with his wife Katy and their two children.

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Jeanalice M. Brickman
Jeanalice Brickman has been a Certified Public Accountant in public practice since 1984, achieved the AICPA’s Personal Financial Specialist designation in 1993 and has a Master of Accountancy from Bowling Green State University. Originally from Findlay Ohio, she was the owner of a small firm for 16 years before joining JCA in 2009 and becoming a partner in 2011. Professionally, she has focused on individual and small business tax planning and compliance, qualified retirement plan administration, and financial planning services.

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Robert L. Troxler
Bob Troxler began his career in public accounting in 1976 upon his graduation from Memphis St. University and has been with the Firm or its predecessor ever since. In his capacity as partner, he is involved in all aspects of the Firm’s tax practice, including Estate & Trusts, Partnership, Corporate and Individual taxation. Bob’s vast wealth of experience spanning five decades has been instrumental in the Firm’s compliance and consulting practice.

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Beneta A. Skaggs
Beneta Skaggs spent five years as a Revenue Agent with the Internal Revenue Service.  Ms. Skaggs has over 23 years experience in public accounting.  She joined the Firm in 2004.  As a partner, she expands the Firm’s expertise with her experience in estate taxes, federal and state income tax, and IRS audit representation.  She is married with two four-legged “kids” and lives in Donelson, TN and thinks that Donelson is one of the best kept secrets in Nashville.