Presenter Spotlight: 2023 ASA Fair Value Conference - Virtual

October 17, 2023

The conference agenda will feature presentations from nationally recognized speakers who are profession leaders, covering a range of fair value measurement and valuation topics, as well as other current and future expected trends regarding the FASB, SEC and international accounting standards.

Our current lineup includes:

Marianna Todorova, CFA, CPA/ABV | Kroll, LLC
Marianna Todorova, CFA is a Managing Director in the Office of Professional Practice (OPP) of Kroll (formerly Duff & Phelps), with over 25 years of experience. In her role, Marianna provides technical and application guidance on valuation issues in the context of financial reporting, assists in the development and implementation of best practices and quality control, and engages with standard setters, regulators, public accounting firms, and professional organizations on valuation- and industry-related issues.

Mark O. Smith | AICPA
Mark is the Director of Valuation Services with the AICPA's Forensic and Valuation Services (FVS) section where he oversees the Certified in Entity and Intangible Valuations credential (CEIV), Accredited in Business Valuation credential (ABV), and Certified in the Valuation of Financial Instruments credential (CVFI). Mark is also responsible for monitoring and managing advocacy efforts that impact AICPA members in coordination with the AICPA's FVS Executive Committee and Business Valuation Committee. Mark was a member of the Performance Standards workstream of the Fair Value Quality Initiative where he acted as technical author. The Performance Standards workstream was responsible for the development of the CEIV's Mandatory Performance Framework and the Application of the Mandatory Performance Framework. Prior to joining the AICPA, Mark was an auditor with a focus in the technology and life sciences industries.

Mark Zyla, ASA | Zyla Valuation Advisors, LLC
Mark Zyla is the Managing Director of Zyla Valuation Advisors LLC. He has over 35 years of experience in business valuation and litigation services, with a particular focus on valuation issues in financial reporting, litigation consulting and valuation issues in tax reporting requirements. He is a frequent presenter, author and instructor on valuation issues. Mr. Zyla has been a designated member of ASA for 31 years, an active volunteer and currently serves on ASA’s Business Valuation Discipline Committee as a Member At-Large.

Gary Roland, CPA, CFA, CEIV | Kroll, LLC
Gary Roland joined Duff & Phelps (rebranded as Kroll) in 2005. He is a managing director in the Philadelphia office and part of the Office of Professional Practice, which interacts with financial reporting standard setters and regulars, tax authorities, audit firms and professional associations with the objective of supporting client facing efforts throughout the firm.

Mark Edwards, CPA, CFA, ABV | Grant Thornton
Mark Edwards is a partner in Grant Thornton’s Valuation Services practice and serves as the practice leader for the Mid-South market territory. Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Mark served more than 13 years with Arthur Andersen and other national valuation firms.

Amanda Miller, Ph.D. | EY
Amanda Miller is a Valuation Audit Assist Leader at Ernst & Young, LLP with over 15 years in the industry. She also serves as co-chair of the AICPA "Cheap Stock" task force (revising the guide in 2020) and was co-chair of the AICPA PE/VC task force for the guide that was published in 2019. Her projects focus on assisting clients in understanding fair value issues, and on valuing complex securities such as options, warrants, preferred & common stock, performance awards, convertible notes, debt and related embedded derivatives, loan portfolios and contingent considerations.

Vincent Covrig, Ph.D., CFA | Crowe LLP
Vincent Covrig is a principal in the Crowe LLP advisory services group specializing in providing financial transaction valuations across multiple areas. Vincent has published significant research results and taught graduate, undergraduate, and corporate training classes at domestic and international universities.