Don M. Drysdale
Don M. Drysdale, CPA/ABV, ASA, is the managing member of Gibraltar Business
Valuations with offices in the Chicago, Salt Lake City and Tucson areas.
He is a Certified Public Accountant in Arizona and Utah and holds the
AICPA specialty designation of Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV).
He is also an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) with the American Society
of Appraisers, and is a member of the Appraisal Issues Task Force. Mr.
Drysdale has more than 25 years financial and accounting experience with
more than 20 years providing business valuation services.He has considerable
experience in lecturing to academic and professional organizations, including
the University of Arizona, the University of Utah, the American Institute
of Certified Public Accountants, the American Society of Appraisers, the
National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, the Institute of
Business Appraisers, the Arizona Society of CPAs, the Utah Association
of CPAs, and others. Mr. Drysdale has also written the section on valuing
construction companies in the book
Financial Valuation: Applications and Models. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting from Weber State University.
Chris Treharne is the Managing Director of Gibraltar Business Valuations.
In addition to his prior business valuation experience at a regional appraisal
firm, Chris had worked as an executive manager and manager in small start-up
companies and Fortune 500 firms. As a respected authority in his field,
Chris was called upon to testify before the Treasury Department on a proposed
regulation in late 2016.
Chris believes that his hands-on practical experience as a manager in
a variety of industries benefits his clients. Furthermore, he knows from
personal experience the adverse impact on value of owning minority ownership
interests in closely held businesses.
Chris has served clients throughout the United States. Additionally, he
has completed assignments in many different industries, for large corporations
and one owner businesses, plus start-ups and mature companies.
Chris is prepared to provide valuations for federal gift, estate, and
income tax purposes as well as stock option, divorce, merger, acquisition,
and ESOP needs. In addition, he can provide brokerage and corporate financial services.
Ian Netherton's background and expertise span tax, financial reporting,
valuation and advisory services. In additions to his valuation work, he
serves as an adjunct finance officer for several early growth corporations.
Before his consulting career, Ian managed the capital analysis for a large
travel and luxury company. Ian started his career in public accounting
primarily in a tax capacity.
Ian is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) as well as a Chartered Global
Management Accountant (CGMA). He has earned the Accredited in Business
Valuation (ABV) designation from the American Institute of Certified Public
Accountants (AICPA). He graduated from the University of Phoenix with
dual degrees in Accounting and Management and is presently a member of
the AICPA and the Rockies Venture Club."
Karen Romrell, MPA, CVA is a Senior Consultant at Gibraltar Business Valuations.
Ms. Romrell has over 25 years of experience analyzing businesses and financial
information. With a Bachelor of Science in Business Management with an
Emphasis in Finance and a Master of Public Administration, she has a well-rounded
understanding of for-profit, government, nongovernmental organizations
(NGO), and nonprofit entities. Ms. Romrell performs business and asset
valuations for mergers and acquisitions, gift and estate taxes, employee
stock plans (ESOP), financial reporting, charitable contributions, SBA
loans, and economic damage analysis for litigation. Specializing in intellectual
property, she has analyzed, consulted, and testified on damages related
to copyright infringement, patent infringement, trademark infringement,
trade secret misappropriation, and breach of contract for entities in
a variety of industries. Ms. Romrell has served on various community boards
and committees; she believes community involvement and helping others
provides many benefits, both personal and professional.