Jeffrey Tarbell

ASA, CFA, MBA, Director – Houlihan Lokey

Jeffrey is a Director in Houlihan Lokey’s Financial Advisory Services business. He has more than three decades of experience providing valuation and financial opinions to private and publicly traded companies. Mr. Tarbell is an accredited senior appraiser (ASA) certified in business valuation, of the ASA and a former Chair of its Business Valuation Committee. He also holds the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) of the CFA Institute. Jeffrey is a member of the Education Committee of the International Institute of Business Valuers (IIBV).

Jeffrey earned a B.S. from the University of Oregon (1990) and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business (1997). He develops and teaches valuation content for various organizations, including the IIBV and the ASA. He has testified in various legal forums, including state and federal courts, the U.S. Tax Court, the U.S. Congress, and the U.S. Department of Labor, as well as in arbitration, mediation, and deposition proceedings.

John Barton


John is the President of Brandywine Valuation Consultants, LLC and has been performing business valuations since 1987 across a wide spectrum of manufacturing, retail, technology and service industries. John has been qualified as an expert valuation witness in courts in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Florida as well as in U.S. Federal District Court. In addition to litigation support, he has been involved in valuations for the purposes of financial reporting, sale, restructuring, goodwill impairment, and estate planning.

John holds an MBA from LaSalle University as well as an M.A. from Fordham University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant and a senior member of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA).

John also has extensive experience in education. He is a former instructor of Finance at Villanova University’s MBA Program and La Salle University’s MBA Program and has also served on the faculty of the ASA, IIBV and RICS. Over the past fifteen years he has taught business valuation courses throughout the United States, Europe and the Middle East for the ASA, IIBV, RICS, and the Big 4 accounting firms. He is a past Chairman of the ASA’s Business Valuation Committee and currently serves as the Chairman of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants Business Valuation Committee and a member of the iiBV Education Committee.

John Hawthorne


With over thirty-five years of practice, Mr. Hawthorne has participated in excess of 1,000 valuation and corporate financial consulting projects, primarily in the United States. He has also served as an expert witness in various state and federal court jurisdictions, appeared before the U.S. Internal Revenue Service as an expert and has been involved in the arbitration of valuation disputes.

Mr. Hawthorne’s current professional practice is focused on providing state-of-the-art valuation and corporate financial consulting, strategic planning, economic development and investment management services to clients on a local, national and global basis.

In addition, Mr. Hawthorne is extensively involved in providing the highest quality professional training for business valuation and strategic planning through the ASA, the IIBV and other organizations on a national and international basis.

Mr. Hawthorne was team leader in the development of IIBV103 – Business valuation Case Studies.

Anton Lezhja


Anton Lezhja is a Director in the Financial Advisory Services of Deloitte Central Europe working in Balkan region (specifically Albania and Kosovo) and has more than 15 years of professional experience in financial advisory. He has extensive experience in business valuations, real estate & intangible valuations, feasibility studies and financial modeling, as well as M&A, privatizations and PPP’s.

Anton is an Accredited Senior Appraiser of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA), a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) and holds a Corporate Finance degree from ICAEW. He is accredited as a real estate appraiser both in Albania and Kosovo, licensed by the respective institutions. He is the designated trainer of the Introduction to Business Valuation courses organized by Deloitte Central Europe and the appointed trainer for business valuation courses for ASA qualifications in Europe. He also provides training courses for real estate valuations organized by Albanian and Kosovo institutions. Anton holds a University Diploma (Engineering) from University of Tirana, Albania; Faculty of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.

Chris Mellen


Mr. Mellen has 28 years of experience across a wide range of industries providing valuation services in support of tax planning and compliance, strategic planning, financing, mergers and acquisitions, fairness opinions, post-acquisition purchase price allocation, financial reporting, estate planning, exit planning, buy-sell agreements, marital dissolution, shareholder disputes, and appraisal review. Mr. Mellen is the co-author of the book Valuation for M&A: Building & Measuring Private Company Value. He has also authored several published articles on valuation-related matters, led over 100 seminars, and provided expert testimony in court. He is an active member of the AITF and chairman of continuing education and instructor for the International Association of Certified Valuation Specialists (IACVS).

Mr. Mellen holds a master of business administration degree in finance from Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts and a bachelor of arts degree in industrial relations and economics from McGill University in Montreal.

Zvonimir Petrovic


Mr. Petrovic is a seasoned financial adviser with over 16 years of experience. He currently leads a regional valuation and business planning practice at BDO in Serbia, Montenegro and B&H, assisting clients in decision making by providing business and asset valuations, feasibility studies and capital budgeting advisory, economic damages assessment, and fairness opinions. His broader financial advisory experience also includes M&A, financial due diligence, financial restructuring and prepackaged reorganization (in bankruptcy).

Passionate about business valuation, Mr. Petrovic sets out to provide clients with high-calibre valuation and business planning services to support them in reaching informed decisions about transactions, investments, financing and accounting.
Mr. Petrovic is an Accredited Senior Appraiser, Member of the American Society of Appraisers, Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and the founding member of the Serbian Society of Appraisers.

Vesna Stefanović


Vesna Stefanović is a Senior Manager Advisory Services with PwC Serbia and South-East Europe.

Ms. Stefanović has over 24 years of extensive experience in business and asset valuation for various areas including: financial reporting, mergers & acquisitions, privatization, tax, restructuring and more. Since 2013, Ms. Stefanović has been the owner and director of Vision Consulting d.o.o. Belgrade for valuation and other financial advisory services.

She holds a MSci Degree, specialized in valuation, is an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) of American Society of Appraisers, European Recognized Valuers (REV) of the TEGoVA, Board member of the International Institute of Business Valuers (iiBV), Accredited member and Chairman of the Board of National Association of Valuers of Serbia (NAVS).

Mark Weston


Mark A. Weston has over 20 years of advisory, assurance and income tax experience advising public, private and public sector clients in a variety of industries. Mark has qualified as an expert witness and given testimony in the Supreme Court of British Columbia and the Court of Queens’ Bench of Alberta. Mark has given numerous presentations on valuation American Society of Appraisers, the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and W ales, and the Business Valuators. Mark currently a partner at Davidson and Company LLP in Vancouver, BC and leads the value and litigation support practice.

Raymond Rath


Raymond Rath is a Managing Director with Globalview Advisors LLC, an independent valuation firm with offices in Irvine, Los Angeles, Boston and London. Mr. Rath has over 30 years of professional experience. Mr. Rath’s experience includes projects for financial and tax reporting, transactions and litigation. He has testified in federal bankruptcy and civil courts in valuation matters.

Mr. Rath is extremely active in enhancing the quality of valuation practice both domestically and internationally. He has organized and moderated nine annual one-day conferences for the American Society of Appraisers on fair value issues including presentations by staff of the SEC, PCAOB, FASB and IASB. He led the development of two three-day valuation courses for the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) – Valuation of Intangible Assets and Special Topics in the Valuation of Intangible Assets. Mr. Rath also led efforts resulting in an education and certification program for an Intangible Assets valuation specialty designation. In addition to his active involvement in intangibles education, Mr. Rath has taught all of the ASA business valuation courses and has developed several new course modules.

Robert Morrison


Mr. Morrison is the Founder and Managing Partner of Morrison Valuation & Forensic Services, LLC. He has over 10 years of experience in private industry corporate accounting and finance and over 20 years of experience providing valuation, forensic and litigation consulting services including senior positions with Coopers & Lybrand, KPMG, and McGladrey.

Mr. Morrison holds the Accredited Senior Appraiser designation and the Intangible Asset appraisal specialty in Business Valuations (ASA BV/IA) from the American Society of Appraisers (ASA). He is elected as Chair of the ASA’s Business Valuation Committee and is an instructor and course developer for the ASA. Mr. Morrison also past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the International Institute of Business Valuers (IIBV).

Oleg Glinskiy

Oleg Glinskiy is a Partner in EY Transaction Advisory Services in Almaty, Kazakhstan, is the Head of Business Valuation, Caucasus and Central Asia, and has over 12 years of professional experience. He has extensive experience in relation to valuations, financial modelling and valuation review for audit purposes. He is engaged in facilitating several internal trainings at EY.

Oleg Glinskiy is an Accredited Senior Appraiser of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA). In 2002-2011 Oleg was visiting professor at MGIMO University, Moscow, Russia. He delivered IFRS and Business Valuation courses.

Christine Sawchuk


Christine Sawchuk is the CICBV’s Associate Director of Education and Standards. Christine has over 10 years of professional experience, having worked in the audit, tax, and business valuation departments of a public accounting firm in Hamilton, Ontario, and in the dispute consulting department of a boutique valuation firm in Toronto, Ontario. Christine has extensive experience in relation to valuations and litigation support for a wide range of purposes and industries.

Christine has been a member of the CICBV’s Professional Practice and Standards Committee for several years, and is a course leader in the CICBV’s Program of Studies for its Level I – Introductory Business Valuation course. Christine assisted in the development of the IIBV101 course and was one of the course instructors at the IIBV’s first course offering of IIBV101 in London, England, in July 2011.