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  • Mark W. Santarsiero
    CEO and President
    Board of Directors
  • Ralph J. Consola
    Board Member
    Board of Directors
  • Dom Esposito
    Board Member
    Board of Directors
  • Robert Kerslake
    Chairman Emeritus
    Board of Directors
  • Mark W. Santarsiero
    CEO and President

    Mr. Santarsiero serves as president and chief executive officer of Marshall & Stevens, an independent valuation services firm based in Los Angeles, California. Founded in 1932, Marshall & Stevens is a recognized leader in valuation services and is one of the oldest and most respected independent multi-disciplinary valuation firms in the U.S.

    Prior to his appointment as president and CEO, Mr. Santarsiero served as the corporate controller of a holding company that owned Marshall & Stevens. He also held other prominent roles within two major CPA firms where he worked with many closely-held companies in the area of audit, tax and management advisory services.

    Mr. Santarsiero earned an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California and a B.S. in accounting from the University of Scranton. He is a certified public accountant in Pennsylvania and California and is an active member in the AICPA, New Jersey and California CPA societies.

    Ralph J. Consola
    Board Member

    Mr. Consola serves as an executive managing director and principal of Marshall & Stevens. In his capacity as executive managing director, he oversees the West coast operations, business development, client management and engagement management for the firm.

    Prior to his appointment as an executive managing director and principal, Mr. Consola served as a member of the University Relations Division at Loyola Marymount University. He specializes in fairness and solvency opinions, valuation and transaction advisory services to public and private corporations, shareholders, management, directors and trusted advisors relative to planning, negotiating and reporting of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, corporate tax restructurings, financings/recapitalizations, shareholder dispute, insurance placement, and estate tax reporting.

    Mr. Consola earned an M.B.A. in finance and a B.S. in mathematics from Loyola Marymount University.

    Dom Esposito
    Board Member

    Mr. Esposito serves as board member of Marshall & Stevens. He has over 45 years of extensive public accounting experience. Mr. Esposito recently transitioned from his public accounting career to providing consulting services to CPA firms. He specializes in strategy, practice management, accounting, and mergers and acquisitions. He launched a boutique advisory firm, ESPOSITO CEO2CEO, that provides advice to CEOs, managing partners and other senior partners of small and mid-sized CPA firms focused on the mid-market throughout the U.S.

    Mr. Esposito began his career with Price Waterhouse & Co. He previously served as chief executive officer of Grant Thornton and board member of Grant Thornton International. Mr. Esposito also served as chairman and chief operating officer of BDO, and executive board member of CohnReznick where he recently held the position of national practice and growth director. Concurrent with the launch of ESPOSITO CEO2CEO, Mr. Esposito was voted as one of the most influential people in the profession for two consecutive years by Accounting Today. He authored the book “8 Steps to Great” which is a primer for CEOs, managing partners and other senior partners.

    Over the years, Mr. Esposito has helped identify and integrate more than fifteen merger combinations — starting in 1990 with a large portion of Spicer & Oppenheim to the 2012 combination of J.H. Cohn and the Reznick Group — resulting in the tenth largest U.S. firm — CohnReznick.

    Robert Kerslake
    Chairman of the Board Emeritus

    Mr. Kerslake serves as chairman of the board emeritus of Marshall & Stevens. Mr. Kerslake began his association with Marshall & Stevens as a business development manager in 1975.

    Prior to his appointment as chairman emeritus, Mr. Kerslake served as a senior valuation consultant, area vice president, corporate vice president of sales and marketing, senior vice president, president of the western division, and president and chief executive officer of Marshall & Stevens.

    Mr. Kerslake earned a B.B.A. in accounting from Loyola Marymount University. For Loyola Marymount University, he currently serves on the board of regents, the board of visitors for the School of Education, and chairman of the advisory board – Campus Ministry. Mr. Kerslake also serves on the advisory boards of many various charity and outreach programs, including St. Anne’s Transitional Housing Program, St. Vincent Meals on Wheels, and the Executive Service Corps.
  • M. Christian Mitchell
    Vice Chairman
    Board of Directors
  • John F. Spude, ASA
    Board Member
    Board of Directors
  • S. Craig Tompkins, J.D.
    Executive Chairman
    Legal and Board of Directors
  • M. Christian Mitchell
    Vice Chairman

    Mr. Mitchell serves as vice chairman of the board of Marshall & Stevens. He has over 35 years of experience advising investors, federal regulatory agencies, senior management and corporate boards of directors on financial reporting, risk management, valuation, governance, regulation, capital markets and mergers and acquisitions.

    Mr. Mitchell previously served as a director for various firms, including Parsons Corporation, Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation, Grandpoint Capital, Reis, Inc., Stearn Holdings LLC, and the Special Values Opportunities Fund LLC – a registered investment fund managed by Tennebaum Capital Partners in Santa Monica. He is also a retired Deloitte senior partner that served as the national or regional managing partner for various practices, and was a founding member of the board of directors of Deloitte Consulting USA.

    Mr. Mitchell earned a B.S. in accounting summa cum laude from the University of Alabama. He has served as an adjunct professor of accounting at the University of Redlands, and is chairman of the National Association of Corporate Directors, southern California. In 2011 and 2012, Mr. Mitchell was named “One of the most 100 most influential people in corporate governance” by Directorship magazine.
    Mr. Spude serves as an executive managing director and principal of Marshall & Stevens. In his capacity as executive managing director, he oversees the Midwest operations for the firm.

    Active in the valuation profession since 1983, Mr. Spude has managed and performed thousands of valuation studies including the valuation of numerous closely-held companies and partnerships, the valuation and lifting of intellectual properties and intangible assets, the quantification of economic obsolescence in tangible asset valuations, and the analysis and valuation of reporting units, debt and equity securities, and tangible and intangible assets for financial reporting across multiple industries. Additionally, Mr. Spude has been an instructor of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).

    Mr. Spude has provided expert witness testimony in valuations and economic damage assessments in the states of Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Minnesota, Tennessee, and Texas.

    Mr. Spude earned an M.B.A. in accounting from DePaul University, and a B.A. in mathematics and business administration from St. Norbert College. He is an accredited senior appraiser (ASA) of the American Society of Appraisers and a member of the Business Valuation Association.

    S. Craig Tompkins, J.D.
    Executive Chairman of Legal and Board of Directors

    Mr. Tompkins serves as the executive chairman of the board of Marshall & Stevens. Mr. Tompkins is a retired partner of the international law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He has more than 30 years of experience as a specialist in corporate and finance law.

    Mr. Tompkins has served as an officer and director of various publicly traded companies, including companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ Market Place. In addition, he previously served as vice chairman of Craig Corporation, vice chairman of the Reading Company, vice chairman of Citadel Holding Corporation, and chairman of the audit and strategic planning committees for G&L Realty. Mr. Tompkins has also served as an advisory director to GWA Capital, a hedge fund specializing in activist shareholder investing, and he is currently an outside consultant to Reading International, Inc.

    Mr. Tompkins earned his B.A. magna cum laude from Claremont McKenna College. He earned his Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School where he also graduated magna cum laude.
  • Mark W. Santarsiero
    CEO and President
    Board of Directors
  • Mark W. Santarsiero
    CEO and President

    Mr. Santarsiero serves as president and chief executive officer of Marshall & Stevens, an independent valuation services firm based in Los Angeles, California. Founded in 1932, Marshall & Stevens is a recognized leader in valuation services and is one of the oldest and most respected independent multi-disciplinary valuation firms in the U.S.

    Prior to his appointment as president and CEO, Mr. Santarsiero served as the corporate controller of a holding company that owned Marshall & Stevens. He also held other prominent roles within two major CPA firms where he worked with many closely-held companies in the area of audit, tax and management advisory services.

    Mr. Santarsiero earned an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California and a B.S. in accounting from the University of Scranton. He is a certified public accountant in Pennsylvania and California and is an active member in the AICPA, New Jersey and California CPA societies.

  • Ralph J. Consola
    Board Member
    Board of Directors
  • Ralph J. Consola
    Board Member

    Mr. Consola serves as an executive managing director and principal of Marshall & Stevens. In his capacity as executive managing director, he oversees the West coast operations, business development, client management and engagement management for the firm.

    Prior to his appointment as an executive managing director and principal, Mr. Consola served as a member of the University Relations Division at Loyola Marymount University. He specializes in fairness and solvency opinions, valuation and transaction advisory services to public and private corporations, shareholders, management, directors and trusted advisors relative to planning, negotiating and reporting of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, corporate tax restructurings, financings/recapitalizations, shareholder dispute, insurance placement, and estate tax reporting.

    Mr. Consola earned an M.B.A. in finance and a B.S. in mathematics from Loyola Marymount University.

  • Dom Esposito
    Board Member
    Board of Directors
  • Dom Esposito
    Board Member

    Mr. Esposito serves as board member of Marshall & Stevens. He has over 45 years of extensive public accounting experience. Mr. Esposito recently transitioned from his public accounting career to providing consulting services to CPA firms. He specializes in strategy, practice management, accounting, and mergers and acquisitions. He launched a boutique advisory firm, ESPOSITO CEO2CEO, that provides advice to CEOs, managing partners and other senior partners of small and mid-sized CPA firms focused on the mid-market throughout the U.S.

    Mr. Esposito began his career with Price Waterhouse & Co. He previously served as chief executive officer of Grant Thornton and board member of Grant Thornton International. Mr. Esposito also served as chairman and chief operating officer of BDO, and executive board member of CohnReznick where he recently held the position of national practice and growth director. Concurrent with the launch of ESPOSITO CEO2CEO, Mr. Esposito was voted as one of the most influential people in the profession for two consecutive years by Accounting Today. He authored the book “8 Steps to Great” which is a primer for CEOs, managing partners and other senior partners.

    Over the years, Mr. Esposito has helped identify and integrate more than fifteen merger combinations — starting in 1990 with a large portion of Spicer & Oppenheim to the 2012 combination of J.H. Cohn and the Reznick Group — resulting in the tenth largest U.S. firm — CohnReznick.

  • Robert Kerslake
    Chairman Emeritus
    Board of Directors
  • Robert Kerslake
    Chairman of the Board Emeritus

    Mr. Kerslake serves as chairman of the board emeritus of Marshall & Stevens. Mr. Kerslake began his association with Marshall & Stevens as a business development manager in 1975.

    Prior to his appointment as chairman emeritus, Mr. Kerslake served as a senior valuation consultant, area vice president, corporate vice president of sales and marketing, senior vice president, president of the western division, and president and chief executive officer of Marshall & Stevens.

    Mr. Kerslake earned a B.B.A. in accounting from Loyola Marymount University. For Loyola Marymount University, he currently serves on the board of regents, the board of visitors for the School of Education, and chairman of the advisory board – Campus Ministry. Mr. Kerslake also serves on the advisory boards of many various charity and outreach programs, including St. Anne’s Transitional Housing Program, St. Vincent Meals on Wheels, and the Executive Service Corps.

  • M. Christian Mitchell
    Vice Chairman
    Board of Directors
  • M. Christian Mitchell
    Vice Chairman

    Mr. Mitchell serves as vice chairman of the board of Marshall & Stevens. He has over 35 years of experience advising investors, federal regulatory agencies, senior management and corporate boards of directors on financial reporting, risk management, valuation, governance, regulation, capital markets and mergers and acquisitions.

    Mr. Mitchell previously served as a director for various firms, including Parsons Corporation, Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation, Grandpoint Capital, Reis, Inc., Stearn Holdings LLC, and the Special Values Opportunities Fund LLC – a registered investment fund managed by Tennebaum Capital Partners in Santa Monica. He is also a retired Deloitte senior partner that served as the national or regional managing partner for various practices, and was a founding member of the board of directors of Deloitte Consulting USA.

    Mr. Mitchell earned a B.S. in accounting summa cum laude from the University of Alabama. He has served as an adjunct professor of accounting at the University of Redlands, and is chairman of the National Association of Corporate Directors, southern California. In 2011 and 2012, Mr. Mitchell was named “One of the most 100 most influential people in corporate governance” by Directorship magazine.

  • John F. Spude, ASA
    Board Member
    Board of Directors
  • John F. Spude, ASA
    Board Member

    Mr. Spude serves as an executive managing director and principal of Marshall & Stevens. In his capacity as executive managing director, he oversees the Midwest operations for the firm.

    Active in the valuation profession since 1983, Mr. Spude has managed and performed thousands of valuation studies including the valuation of numerous closely-held companies and partnerships, the valuation and lifting of intellectual properties and intangible assets, the quantification of economic obsolescence in tangible asset valuations, and the analysis and valuation of reporting units, debt and equity securities, and tangible and intangible assets for financial reporting across multiple industries. Additionally, Mr. Spude has been an instructor of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).

    Mr. Spude has provided expert witness testimony in valuations and economic damage assessments in the states of Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Minnesota, Tennessee, and Texas.

    Mr. Spude earned an M.B.A. in accounting from DePaul University, and a B.A. in mathematics and business administration from St. Norbert College. He is an accredited senior appraiser (ASA) of the American Society of Appraisers and a member of the Business Valuation Association.

  • S. Craig Tompkins, J.D.
    Executive Chairman
    Legal and Board of Directors
  • S. Craig Tompkins, J.D.
    Executive Chairman of Legal and Board of Directors

    Mr. Tompkins serves as the executive chairman of the board of Marshall & Stevens. Mr. Tompkins is a retired partner of the international law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He has more than 30 years of experience as a specialist in corporate and finance law.

    Mr. Tompkins has served as an officer and director of various publicly traded companies, including companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ Market Place. In addition, he previously served as vice chairman of Craig Corporation, vice chairman of the Reading Company, vice chairman of Citadel Holding Corporation, and chairman of the audit and strategic planning committees for G&L Realty. Mr. Tompkins has also served as an advisory director to GWA Capital, a hedge fund specializing in activist shareholder investing, and he is currently an outside consultant to Reading International, Inc.

    Mr. Tompkins earned his B.A. magna cum laude from Claremont McKenna College. He earned his Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School where he also graduated magna cum laude.

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