is a Principal with Houlihan
Valuation Advisors, a national firm of valuation
and capital consultants. John's professional
background includes a number of senior executive
and financial management positions in manufacturing,
distribution and service companies with
profit/loss responsibilities. John is a
former Audit Manager with price Waterhouse,
receiving his CPA certificate in 1971. In
1999, John earned his Accredited in Business
Valuation ("ABV") designation from the American
Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Since leaving public accounting in 1975,
John has served as Vice President/Finance
and Administration for Cenco, Inc. (manufacturing
& distribution), ATM Network Management
Corporation (data processing services),
Atlas Van Lines (moving and storage) and
Overland Express (trucking). He has directed
acquisitions of major service companies
and completed a $70 million leveraged buy-out,
taking a publicly traded American Stock
Exchange Company to private ownership. At
Overland Express, under John's financial
leadership the Company negotiated debt refinancings,
and increased working capital by $32 million
while cutting expenses by 30.0%. Since 1998,
John has consulted directly to many public
and private companies, usually in areas
of financial analysis, inventory and asset
managements, and financial reporting.
He has written two articles in the Matrimonial
Strategist and co-authored a chapter
in the Handbook of Business Valuation.
He also teaches business valuation and other
subjects to CPAs and attorneys.
John is a member of the American Institute
of Certified Public Accountants and the
American Society of Appraisers. He holds
a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting
from the University of Illinois. He and
his wife, Chris, have two sons, both college
graduates. The family resides in Carmel,
Indiana, where they are active members of
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel parish.
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