MICHAEL HAGHIGHAT, ASA

Founder and Managing Director

Michael is the Founder and Managing Director of Globalview Advisors Corporation, which he established in 2002 in Irvine, California.

Michael has over 30 years of financial valuation experience and has rendered numerous valuations of businesses, intangible assets, and debt and equity instruments for financial and SEC reporting, corporate tax planning, mergers and acquisitions, gift and estate tax planning, litigation support, and restructuring and bankruptcy.

Michael’s experience is international in scope and in addition to the U.S., includes valuation of entities in the U.K., Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, Singapore, South Africa, and various other countries. His valuations have been used for financial and tax reporting in many of the above mentioned countries. He has personally negotiated with the Internal Revenue Service, and the U.K. Inland Revenue on behalf of taxpayers.

In addition, Michael has rendered fairness and solvency opinions in connection with various transactions, and has assisted buyers and sellers of businesses with merger and acquisition transactions. He has also testified as an expert witness on valuation matters in various judicial settings such as trial, deposition, and arbitration hearings.

Michael has conducted numerous valuations in a variety of technology, life science, and consumer and industrial products and services industries. Some of the industries served by him include aerospace, alternative energy, apparel, biotechnology, chemicals, education, energy, entertainment and media, environmental, financial services, furniture manufacturing, hardware and software, Internet-based businesses, medical devices, paper products, pharmaceuticals, semiconductor, telecommunications, and numerous others.

Prior to establishing Globalview Advisors, Michael was the Vice President and Managing Principal of the Financial Valuation Group of American Appraisal Associates, Inc. in Southern California where he re-established the firm’s presence. Before joining American Appraisal Associates, Inc. in 1996, he was a Partner and the Western Region Managing Director of the Financial Valuation Services Group of the accounting and consulting firm of BDO Seidman, LLP. Michael started his valuation career in 1983 with the CPA firm, Coopers & Lybrand, LLP (PricewaterhouseCoopers), where he was a Manager of the Valuation Services Group.

Michael received his MBA from Northrop University in California and his BS in Civil Engineering from Drexel University in Pennsylvania. He is an accredited senior Member of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) in the business valuation discipline.

DEEPA GUPTA

Managing Director

Deepa is a Managing Director in our Irvine Office. She has over 20 years of experience in valuation and transaction consulting related with mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, affiliation agreements, and divestitures. Deepa’s valuation experience relates to financial and SEC reporting, corporate tax planning and restructuring, fairness opinions, litigation, gift and estate planning, reorganization, and bankruptcy. She has rendered numerous valuations of business enterprise, intangible assets, equity and debt instruments for allocations of purchase price, corporate acquisitions and divestitures, fresh start accounting, goodwill impairment, and other financial and tax reporting purposes.

Deepa has provided valuation services for public and private companies in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and South Africa. She has also worked extensively with portfolio companies of private equity firms and with attorneys on shareholder disputes, buy-side valuations, and cheap stock issues.

Deepa has conducted valuations in a variety of industries within the consumer and industrial products and services, technology, healthcare, and life science sectors. Some of the industries served include aerospace, apparel, automotive, biotechnology, chemicals, computer hardware and software, data and analytics, defense, engineering and construction, environmental, financial services, gaming, health care, hospitality, Internet services, manufacturing, medical device, pharmaceuticals, renewable energy, restaurants, retail, telecommunications, toys, utilities, and others.

Deepa’s professional career covers both corporate and consulting experience. Previously, she was a Director at Duff & Phelps, LLC and Standard & Poor’s in their valuation practice, as well as a Manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in their financial advisory group. Deepa’s corporate experience includes working on mergers and acquisitions at General Motors/Delphi Automotive Systems, where she worked on several transactions in Asia, Eastern Europe, and Mexico as well as on the spinoff of Delphi Automotive Systems from General Motors. Deepa has also worked in the finance and marketing groups of Bausch & Lomb and Colgate Palmolive.

Deepa received her MBA in Finance from the University of Rochester, Simon School of Business in New York. She received her Masters in Management Studies from Bombay University, India and her Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronics from BIT, India.

Deepa is on the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross, Orange County, as well as on the Board of the Organization of Women Executives. Deepa is also a Member of the Forum for Corporate Directors, and the American Society of Appraisers (ASA).

BARRY HOLZMAN, CFA

Managing Director

Barry is a Managing Director in our Irvine Office. He has over 20 years of valuation experience and has completed valuations of businesses and intangible assets for a variety of purposes, including financial and tax reporting, corporate tax planning, litigation support, and restructurings.

In addition, Barry has rendered fairness and solvency opinions in connection with various transactions, and has assisted buyers and sellers of businesses with merger and acquisition transactions.

Barry has served clients in the aerospace, biomedical, building materials, electronic products, food services, health care, high technology, pharmaceutical, recycling, telecommunications, and utility industries.

Barry’s experience is international in nature and in addition to the U.S., includes valuation of entities in Canada, France, Germany, Iceland, Israel, Mexico, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and various other countries. His services have been used for financial and tax reporting in many of the above-mentioned countries.

Prior to joining Globalview Advisors in 2002, Barry was employed with American Appraisal Associates, Inc. where he served as an Engagement Director for the Southern California Financial Valuation Services Group. In addition, he was a Financial Analyst with Sanli Pastore & Hill, Inc., Hughes Electronics Corporation, and Shell International Trading Company (London). Barry was also employed by Hughes Aircraft Company as an Electrical Engineer where he developed embedded real time software for image-based systems.

Barry received his MBA in Finance, as well as his MS in Electrical Engineering (Image and Signal Processing) from the University of Southern California. He received his BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles. Barry is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) charterholder.

JOSEPH HIRSCH

Director of Client Relations

Joseph is the Director of Client Relations in our Irvine office. He is an enterprise level business development and sales strategy specialist with over 15 years of experience operating in both the public and private sectors. Joseph’s experience includes technology, healthcare, and compliance solutions.

Entities served by Joseph include many Fortune 1000 organizations, as well as Major League Baseball, California Unified School District, Los Angeles Housing Authority, the City of Las Vegas, Kaiser Permanente, the Department of Public Health, and UCI Medical.

Prior to joining Globalview Advisors, Joseph held sales leadership positions with Runzheimer International, Xora, Inc. (A ClickSoftware Company), T-Mobile Business, and Firebrand Group.

Joseph’s professional pursuits include completion of numerous high profile sales training programs such as Miller Heiman, Advanced Selling Techniques, 7 Step Selling, Brain Tracy & Covey Time Management, Tony Robbins, LinkedIn Sales, and Salesforce.

Joseph received his BA in Communication Studies/Public Speaking from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California where he was the Founder and Captain of the Westmont Polo Club.

Joseph is also on the Board of Directors of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Orange County.

DENIS IVANOV, CVA

Manager of Valuation Services

Denis is a Manager of Valuation Services in our Irvine Office. He has over six years of financial valuation experience involving business enterprises, commercial real estate, intangible assets, stock options, warrants, notes, and preferred securities for financial reporting, transactions, and tax purposes. Denis has performed valuations for a variety of purposes, including ESOP formations and adequate consideration, fairness opinions, allocations of purchase price (ASC 805), merger and acquisition advisory, shareholder buyouts, gift and estate taxes, stock-based compensation (IRC 409A and ASC 718), and goodwill impairment testing (ASC 350).

Denis has conducted valuations in numerous industries, including advertising, agriculture, blockchain, construction, consumer products, engineering, financial services, healthcare, information technology, life sciences, manufacturing, real estate, renewable energy, retail, and wholesale.

Prior to joining Globalview Advisors in 2020, Denis worked as a Senior Associate of business valuation services at Vantage Point Advisors, Inc. He was also a Consultant in the Real Estate Valuation Services Practice at Altus Group Limited, and an Acquisitions Associate at RH Capital Partners, a boutique private equity firm.

Denis earned a BS degree with the highest distinction in Business Administration, with a major in Finance and a minor in Marketing, from San Diego State University. He is a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) in business valuation.

RAMSEY KUKALIS

Senior Associate of Valuation Services

Ramsey is a Senior Associate of Valuation Services in our Irvine Office. He has over three years of financial valuation experience involving business enterprises, fixed income instruments, derivatives, complex equity structures, preferred securities, and intangible assets for financial reporting, transactions, and tax purposes. Ramsey has performed valuations for a variety of purposes, including corporate tax planning and restructuring, fairness opinions, allocations of purchase price (ASC 805), merger and acquisition advisory, portfolio valuation, litigation, gift and estate taxes, stock-based compensation (IRC 409A and ASC 718), and goodwill impairment testing (ASC 350).

Ramsey has served clients in the agricultural, biomedical, building materials, electronic products, financial services, restaurants and hospitality, health care, information technology, insurance, pharmaceutical, private equity and middle market lending, recycling, telecommunications, and utility industries. He is experienced in international valuation, in addition to the U.S., including valuation of entities in Australia, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Latin America, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and various other countries. Ramsey’s services have been used for corporate tax planning and restructuring, financial, and tax reporting in many of the above-mentioned countries.

Prior to joining Globalview Advisors in 2021, Ramsey worked as an Associate of business valuation services at Caliber Advisors Inc.

Ramsey received his BA in International Business from the University of California, San Diego. He is working towards the CFA designation, having passed the CFA Level I in 2019.