AccuVal Associates, Inc., a global valuation services firm, has hired Jesse Speltz to manage its business development activities in the Southeast United States. He is an accomplished sales executive with more than 20 years of leadership experience.

Speltz, who is based in Georgia, will focus on working with lenders, private equity groups, hedge funds, attorneys, accountants, corporate finance executives and turnaround professionals to solve a broad range of valuation, consulting, asset management and litigation issues. He will manage client relationships in Alabama, DC, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

“We are excited to have Jesse join our team,” said Rick Schmitt, COO of AccuVal. “He’s outgoing, personable, knowledgeable and has a breadth of experience in the financial services industry. We expect our clients to be very receptive to this addition.”

Prior to joining AccuVal, Speltz was with FGI Finance as vice president of Business Development. His focus at FGI was on building relationships with other lenders and referral sources for the global finance firm. Speltz also worked with Atradius Trade Credit Insurance, where he customized credit insurance solutions addressing clients’ and banking partners’ risk mitigation requirements. He has worked in the retail brokerage and investment banking sector, holding strategic consulting positions with both Merrill Lynch and UBS. Speltz began his career in technology and has worked as an executive sales director and Strategic Marketing consultant within the telecommunications, software and Internet marketing sectors, working for companies such as AT&T, MCI and A.T. Kearney.

AccuVal provides a broad range of valuation, advisory and asset management solutions.