I am a seasoned commercial and corporate finance professional with over 30 years’ experience. As part of the VERTESS team, I provide clients with valuation, financial analysis, and consulting support. I have completed over 300 business valuations. Most of the valuation work I do at VERTESS is for healthcare companies such as behavioral healthcare, home healthcare, hospice care, substance use disorder treatment providers, physical therapy, physician practices, durable medical equipment companies, outpatient surgical centers, dental offices, and home sleep testing providers.
I hold certifications as a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), issued by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts, Certified Value Growth Advisor (CVGA), issued by Corporate Value Metrics, Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor (CM&AA), issued by the Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors, and Certified Business Exit Consultant (CBEC), issued by Pinnacle Equity Solutions. Moreover, the topic of my doctoral dissertation was business valuation.
I earned a Doctorate in Business Administration from Walden University with a specialization in Corporate Finance (4.0 GPA), an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management, and a BS in Economics from Northern Illinois University. I am a member of the Golden Key International Honor Society and Delta Mu Delta Honor Society.
Before joining VERTESS, I spent approximately 20 years in commercial finance, having worked in senior-level management positions at two Fortune 500 companies. During my commercial finance career, I analyzed the financial condition of thousands of companies and had successfully sold over $2 billion in corporate debt to institutional buyers.
I am a former adjunct professor with 15 years' experience teaching corporate finance, securities analysis, business economics, and business planning to MBA candidates at two nationally recognized universities.