Mike has over 30 years of “Big-4” valuation, mergers and acquisitions, and financial and tax accounting experience. Prior to joining WilliamsMarston, Mike was a Senior Managing Director with Oracle Capital. Prior to Oracle Capital, Mike spent four years as a Partner/Principal in the Economic and Valuation Services practice of KPMG LLP where he led their Pacific Southwest Valuation Services group. Prior to KPMG, Mike was a Partner/Principal with EY LLP’s Transaction Advisory Services group. Additionally, Mike spent two years as the Valuation Fellow at the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) where he was involved in all fair value, business combination, and goodwill impairment issues. Currently, Mike is an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California’s Leventhal School of Accounting where he teaches a class entitled “Valuation for Financial Statement Purposes”.
Mike has been involved in major transactions for numerous Fortune 100, mid-market, and small-cap companies, both domestically and globally. He has worked on valuation engagements involving numerous industries, including technology, engineering and construction, aerospace/defense, consumer products, health care/life sciences, and telecommunications. He provides valuation opinions for a variety of purposes, including financial reporting (US GAAP and IFRS), tax reporting (IRS and foreign tax), mergers and acquisitions/pricing, and business modeling. These opinions include the valuation of intangible assets, reporting units, common stock, minority and majority business interests, privately held interests, debt instruments, and other “Level 3” securities.
Mike is a credentialed CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) charterholder, designated as an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) with the American Society of Appraisers, and was Certified in Entity and Intangible Valuations (CEIV) with the AICPA. He holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California, and a Master degree in Business Administration (Finance) degree from Pepperdine University.