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Managing Director

Gary R. Johnstone is the Managing Director of Valuation & Venture Consulting. He has over twenty years experience providing quantitative financial and investment analyses to individuals, private and public companies and government.

From mid-2008 to early 2010, Mr. Johnstone worked as a Senior Vice-President for FMV Opinions, Inc., a national valuation firm, in their Irvine office. In 2009, FMV Opinions, Inc. was selected as “Valuation Firm of the Year” by M&A Adviser Magazine.

For the eight years prior to working at FMV Opinions, Mr. Johnstone was the Managing Director of this company’s predecessor company, Valuation and Venture Consulting.

Prior to founding Valuation and Venture Consulting, Mr. Johnstone worked as a Manager in Deloitte & Touche, LLP’s Financial Consulting Services (Valuation Practice), participating in the High Technology Industry practice in Southern California. For the three years preceding his work at Deloitte, Mr. Johnstone was employed by a venture capital and investment banking firm that performed business valuations and damage calculations for securities class action litigation. On occasion, Mr. Johnstone provided expert testimony in those cases. In the past, Mr. Johnstone has had long-term consulting assignments to the Kuwait Ministry of Finance on feasibility analyses of public-private investments in high technology companies and for Rebuild LA on management consulting/business development issues to start-up enterprises in downtown Los Angeles.

Mr. Johnstone was employed by Merrill Lynch as a Financial Consultant for several years, for three years as an Analyst in the Due Diligence department of a national securities broker-dealer and as a Senior Tax Consultant by Deloitte & Touche LLP for three years.

Mr. Johnstone received both his Master of Business Administration degree (Finance and Accounting emphasis) and his Bachelor of Science (Finance) from the University of Southern California. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California. He is also accredited in Business Valuation by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Johnstone is a member of the CFA Institute and the Los Angeles Society of Financial Analysts.

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Valuation and Venture Consulting is currently seeking Consultants to assist with quantitative financial analyses (business valuation and intangible asset valuation) and report writing. Positions are currently open for Consultants in the Los Angeles and Orange County. Relevant business experience, professional designations, and a degree in Business Administration (emphasis in Finance) or Economics is expected from qualified candidates.

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