Cortland Valuation Group, Inc. Hires Senior Director to Strengthen Valuation Advisory Team

Akila Narayanan, CFA Joins Washington, D.C. Office


January 2, 2017 (Washington, D.C.) – Cortland Valuation Group, Inc. (“CVG”), the national business valuation and management consulting firm, today announced that Ms. Akila Narayanan, CFA has joined the firm as a Senior Director in the Valuation Group. She is based in the Washington, D.C. office.

Akila Narayanan, CFA provides senior level 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. Her role will include overseeing the firm’s technical review process on complex securities.

Ms. Narayanan previously worked as a 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 was awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 2007 and is a member of the CFA Society of Washington, DC.

“We’re delighted that a valuation veteran of Akila’s caliber is joining our team in Washington, after having been a consultant with us for the past eight years,” said Margaret Fischer, CFA, ASA, Founder and Managing Director of Cortland Valuation Group, Inc. “Her strong technical capabilities, client reach across the US, expertise across numerous types of valuation engagements and industry sectors, and experience in assisting valuation and audit teams with PCAOB, SEC and internal reviews and inquiries will be tremendously beneficial to our clients and highly additive to our firm,” she added.



About CVG

Through its business valuation and advisory business, CVG provides in-depth, quality guidance to its clients. CVG is an independent national firm serving a full spectrum of clients, from early stage companies to the middle-market and larger corporations; as well as lending and finance groups within national banks, law firms, hedge funds and private-equity funds, accounting firms and other financial advisors. The firm’s expertise spans valuations for financial reporting under US GAAP and IFRS; tax planning, reporting and compliance; transactional work for due diligence, quality of earnings, fairness opinions, and merger & acquisition advisory purposes.

John B. Jackman, CFA
Managing Director
Phone: 512-348-8088 (Austin office) and/or 858-480-7065 (San Diego office)