Gordon Brothers named Brendan Smyth head of the Australian valuation team. In his new role, Smyth will provide asset valuations to the restructuring/insolvency sector and lending community, including asset-based lenders, private equity firms, corporate management teams, investment funds and professional advisors. He will be based in Gordon Brothers’ Sydney office.

Smyth is now a member of Gordon Brothers’ global valuations management team, which is rounded out by Scott Fuller, head of the European valuation team, and Chris Carmosino, the president of global valuations.

“As a longtime advisor to a wide range of companies seeking complex asset valuations across Australia, New Zealand, Europe and Asia, Brendan is well-suited to steer our Australian valuations business to its next phase of growth,” Carmosino said. “He has deep experience in retail, consumer and industrial inventory, and his time already spent directing appraisals in Australia gives him a firm grasp of the issues facing that market.”

Prior to Gordon Brothers, Smyth worked at a global valuations firm, initially in London then in Sydney, where he established and grew a valuations business in Australia. Prior to entering the valuation industry, he worked as a buyer for an Australian national retailer.

“We are excited that Brendan has joined Gordon Brothers as he brings unique experience and a honed skill set to grow the valuations practice,” Tim Stewart, head of Australia for Gordon Brothers, said. “This further cements our ability to provide a broad product offering to the Australian market and deliver appraisals for plant and equipment, retail and commercial inventory assets.”