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, and Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor (CM&AA), issued by the Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors. 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 placed over $2 billion in corporate debt.
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.