Daily News: March 8, 2018

Gordon Brothers Expands NA Business Development Team


Gordon Brothers enhanced its business development team within its valuation group across North America. These new appointments will strengthen the group’s business development footprint across the Northern, Midwestern and Western regions of the U.S. as well as Canada, complementing its presence in the Northeastern, Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern U.S.

“We’re excited to announce these new additions to our business development team to provide the broadest coverage of any appraisal firm in North America,” said Frank Grimaldi, senior managing director of North American Sales for Gordon Brothers’ valuation practice.

“All of our new additions are prior commercial & industrial appraisers. They will bring practitioners’ knowledge of the appraisal process and values directly to our clients,” said Ken Frieze, CEO of Gordon Brothers. “It’s exciting to see talent developed and promoted internally.”

The appointments are as follows:

Based in Chicago, Ryan Ray’s client base will expand to include all of Illinois, Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. Ray has been an appraiser and business development officer in the Midwest region for over 15 years. He holds his Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) certification.

Based in Toronto, Mosana Khan will provide business development support for clients across all of Canada. Khan is a native Canadian and has experience as an industrial inventory appraisal analyst with Gordon Brothers.

Based in Milwaukee, Eliot Kaufmann will be responsible for the Northern region as well as some portions of the Midwest (North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Michigan, Indiana and West Virginia). Kaufmann served as a senior appraiser of machinery and equipment and holds his USPAP and American Society of Appraisers (ASA): Introduction to Machinery and Equipment Valuation certifications.

Based in Los Angeles, Jordan Henrich was appointed in October 2017 to provide business development coverage for Gordon Brothers in the West (California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Idaho, Utah, Montana, Wyoming, Alaska and Hawaii). He previously worked as a senior consumer products and industrial appraisal analyst and holds his USPAP certification.

Based in Austin, Aaron Walton was promoted to managing director. Walton will add Arizona to his client base and will continue to cover his existing Southwestern territory (Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana).

Michael D. Sullivan will continue to serve the Mid-Atlantic, Fran Garvin will continue to serve the Northeast and Conrad Lauten will continue to serve the Southeast. They will work alongside business development leaders Frank Grimaldi and Rick Ferron, both of whom work across the U.S. and Canada.

Gordon Brothers also maintains valuation practices across Europe, Asia, Australia and South America. It became the largest appraisal firm serving the asset-based lending industry in the world following its 2015 acquisition of AccuVal.