Intellex Acquires Expert by Big Village

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Expert Details

Valuations, SEC, Forensic Accounting, CFO Leadership, Public Companies, and Damage/Loss Profit Calculations

ID: 735251 California, USA

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Expert is a CPA, CFE, CVA and CFO who has worked with dozens of lawyers on over 50 cases in various states. In many cases, he provides financial support for a client in litigation, or pre-litigation. In others, he provides a report, such as a damages calculation, which can be used in litigation. He also has experience providing testimony in depositions and trials. His areas of expertise are valuation, CFO/CPA malpractice, elder abuse, RICO, fraud, and many others.

Expert is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA). He has valued small and midsize closely-held companies, fractional interests, purchase accounting and intangible assets -- for business owners, shareholders, investors, attorneys, CPA's, fiduciaries, courts and others who need reliable and defensible valuations. He performs valuations for estate, gift and other tax filings, succession planning, buy-sell agreements, management buyouts, ESOP's (employee stock partnerships), mergers and acquisitions, financing, reorganizations, shareholder disputes, marital dissolutions, and litigation.

Since 2005, Expert has been involved in the valuation, sale, merger and acquisition of dozens of businesses. Clients appreciate the real-world M&;A transaction experience and practical knowledge of market participant behavior he brings to business valuation engagements. His industry experience encompasses publishing, distribution, technology, financial services, food and beverage, professional practices, many types of B2B and consumer services, telecommunications, internet, solar, eCommerce, SAAS, IOT, software, crowdfunding, retail, entertainment, and more. Expert has authored articles, developed courses and instructed groups of business owners, students and others on valuation, forensics, accounting/finance and M&A.

For nearly 30 years, Expert has been CFO and/or Controller of various public and private companies in several industries in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Asia. Expert raised $35 million for several of them, and founded and bought and sold several of the companies. He also worked at KPMG. He has extensive experience with acquisition due diligence, expert witness work and audit preparation.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1990 Degree: Bachelor of Arts Subject: Business Management Institution: Bucknell University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1993 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: CFO Department: Executive
Expert is a CPA, JD, CVA, CFE with over 30 years of accounting experience as a Controller and CFO in various types of businesses up to $10 billion in size.

Expert has conducted 5 IPO's / DPO’s and reverse mergers. He has been a Director of public companies in various countries. He has raised over $35 million in debt and equity financing.

Expert has worked in telecom, media, retail and financial services -- in addition to consulting extensively at startups in the software, technology and life sciences fields. He has run his own businesses, a publishing entity and a public accounting firm. He has also worked at KPMG (global professional audit, tax, and advisory firm network). Expert belonged to pre-IPO companies and was CFO in a growing public company, where he was responsible for SEC filings. He was also on the founding team of a Fintech company and a Retail App startup.

Expert has conducted many acquisitions and sales of businesses; performed SOX work; and completed nearly 100 valuations, over a hundred audits/reviews, and stock options accounting and forensic work. For instance, he discovered a $300,000 embezzlement. He has done turnaround work and brokered various legal settlements.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
FEWA, Forensic Expert Witness Association
ACG, Association for Corporate Growth
Accountant Lawyer Alliance
Financial Executives International
CalCPA, Forensic Services Section
Gerson Lehrman Group-Council Member
Consumer Attorneys of California-Member
Licenses / Certifications
 Certified Public Accountant (CPA, VA)
 Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)
 Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has been published in the following:

Fraud Magazine-Preventing Fraud in Troubled Companies (3 articles)
CPA Magazine: Peachtree software review
SBA accounting software review
Quickbooks, Netsuite review
Small Business Accounting software review
Fraud Magazine (2018)

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert has done many evaluations in various industries including: technology, software, real estate, startups, professional services, printing, semiconductors, food & beverage. Many were for PCAOB audits as part of SEC reporting, and for IRS purposes. Forensic, divorce, economic damages, bankruptcy etc.

Number of cases by year breakdown
2012: 2
2013: 6
2014: 3
2015: 3
2016: 8
2017: 2
2018: 7
2019: 13 cases to date

 Employment: $300k embezzlement (2009)
 Employment (1995)
 PI case: $100k, with testifying (2005-08)
 Breach/misrepresentation/fraud/negligence (2009)
 Adversarial bankruptcy (2008-11) and consulting: $300k
 Tortious Interference 2005)
Training / Seminars

Developed video course for accountants (2006)
Developed accounting courses in conjunction with largest public CPA in the U.S. for small cap companies (2012)

Speaking engagements/panels:

Various re tax, crowdfunding and Silicon Valley pitches to investors
Radio show: Fraud in M&A
Webinar: Fundraising for startups

Continuing education:

40 hours/year average: Valuations, Fraud, General accounting, other business (1999-present)-seminars, conferences, books, online

Fields of Expertise

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