Akila Narayanan, CFA

Akila Narayanan is a Managing Director at Cortland Valuation Group, Inc. and provides services for valuation and financial analysis of partnership interests, business interests, and financial instruments. Ms. Narayanan has extensive experience in valuations of securities for private equity and corporate clients for financial reporting and tax purposes. Ms. Narayanan specializes in the valuation of complex securities including privately-held debt, warrants, embedded derivatives and convertible debt.

Ms. Narayanan has significant experience in intangible asset valuations and emerging company valuations with complex capital structures. Ms. Narayanan has been engaged with a variety of clients, spanning various industries involving both domestic and global operations. Additionally, she has worked extensively on valuations for estate and gift tax purposes.

Ms. Narayanan was formerly a Vice President at Caliber Advisors, Inc. focusing on valuation for financial reporting. Prior to that, Ms. Narayanan was the Treasury manager for RHI Finance ApS, Denmark, optimizing global cash management operations, including cash pooling, structured financing and foreign exchange transactions. Ms. Narayanan also has over five years of experience as a portfolio manager for SBI Mutual Fund, India, managing assets of over $350 million.

Ms. Narayanan has a master’s degree in business administration with an emphasis on finance and economics from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, India, and a bachelor’s degree in electronics and communication engineering from Anna University, Chennai, India. Ms. Narayanan holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Society of Washington, DC. She is also a member of the Appraisal Issues Task Force (AITF). Ms. Narayanan serves on the Board of Directors of the Washington DC metro area chapter of Exit Planning Exchange as the membership chair.