Designations and Professional Memberships
– Chartered Financial Analyst, CFA Institute
– American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Accreditation in Business Valuation
– Certified Public Accountant, State of California
– LA Society of Financial Analysts
Mr. Johnstone established Valuation and Venture Consulting in 2000 after recognizing a need in Southern California for a firm of professionals that could provide independent, reliable opinions of value and specialized valuation services. At the time, Mr. Johnstone was a Manager in the high-technology valuation practice of Deloitte, LLP in Los Angeles and Orange County.
Mr. Johnstone has more than twenty years of experience providing quantitative financial and investment analyses to individuals, private and public companies and government entities. Mr. Johnstone formerly worked as an analyst for such large, well-known financial services companies as Merrill Lynch and Deloitte. Mr. Johnstone has also provided valuation-based consulting services to government organizations, including Rebuild LA and the Kuwait Ministry of Accounting.
Mr. Johnstone received both his M.B.A. and B.S. (Emphasis, Finance CFA, CPA/Accreditation in Business Valuation – Managing Director and Accounting) from the University of Southern California. He is also Chartered Financial Analyst and a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California. Mr. Johnstone is accredited in Business Valuation by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is a member of the CFA Institute and the Los Angeles Society of Financial Analysts.