Who We Are
Franz K. Fleischli, JD
Franz Fleischli is a Managing Director of The Mentor Group. He has extensive experience in all facets of the appraisal and valuation industry, including large multi-state, multi-discipline engagements. He has assisted in the structuring of complex financial solutions for mergers and acquisitions, fairness opinions, going public or private, financings of all types, business tax planning, and bankruptcies.
Our responsive team also includes professionals who have earned advanced degrees and credentials necessary to understand our client’s issues. (Listed in alphabetical order below.)
Brad M. Cashion, CFA
Brad Cashion is a Managing Director with The Mentor Group. He is expert at valuing businesses and all types of securities, as well as intellectual property. In addition, he has completed sales of businesses and financings for reorganizations. Brad has counseled many companies regarding fairness opinions, stock options for IPO's, and acquisitions. He is an expert witness in financial valuation and economic damages.
D. Justin Blaine
Justin Blaine is a Managing Director of The Mentor Group and Mentor Securities. He joined The Mentor Group in 2007, left for Morgan Stanley in 2008, and rejoined TMG in 2010. Justin’s specialty is financial analysis for business and IP valuation; sellside and buyside engagements; and, capital raising. He is an expert in the sports and entertainment industries. In addition, Justin has spent considerable time in buyside transactions. Justin was a former 6th round draft choice of the Philadelphia Phillies and spent three years in minor league baseball.
Davis R. Blaine, ASA
Davis Blaine, Chairman of both The Mentor Group, Inc. and Mentor Securities, LLC (FINRA registered), is expert in the accounting, tax, and financial aspects of acquisitions, recapitalizations, valuations and appraisal. He has frequently lectured and written on technical valuation issues. Davis has counseled many clients on buying, selling, or raising capital. In addition, he has prepared companies for public and private investment, strategic partnership, and joint ventures.
Robert F. Effinger
Bob Effinger is a Vice President with The Mentor Group. He manages and performs a variety of real estate and construction related services, with emphasis on cost segregation studies to maximize tax savings from accelerated depreciation.
John D. Glenn
John Glenn, President and Managing Director of The Mentor Group, is experienced with all types of valuations and asset appraisals. A recognized expert in gift and estate taxes, he frequently speaks on these and other technical valuation issues.
Frank R. Hough, CCM
Frank Hough is a Managing Director and Senior Consultant with The Mentor Group and consultant with Mentor Securities supervising all management consulting activities at The Mentor Group. He is also a consultant with Mentor Securities. He has an extensive background in commercial banking, the energy and real estate sectors, and financial and management consulting.
Wesley E. Romberger III
Wesley Romberger is a Managing Director and Senior Financial Appraiser with The Mentor Group. He has diverse and substantive expertise in the valuation of both public and closely-held companies. Engagements have involved options, preferred and common stock, derivative securities pricing and intangible assets. He has counseled many buyers and sellers, and written detailed prospectus for raising capital.
Fritz Strehlow, CSBA
Fritz Strehlow is a Managing Director with The Mentor Group and Mentor Securities with expertise and experience in business valuations, mergers and acquisitions, raising equity, and business management. His work has involved private and public entities - corporations and partnerships. In addition, he is an expert witness in financial valuations.
The TMG management team includes persons well-known in their respective disciplines. We have relevant experience in nearly every industry and with every type of asset.
Ben Beckwith is a Senior Analyst in cost segregation with The Mentor Group. His engagements have involved restaurants, commercial development, hospitals, medical labs, retail, industrial, waste treatment, apartments, garment, consumer goods processing, and all types of manufacturing and industrial facilities. Ben has developed software applications for maximizing tax depreciation and supporting IRS audits.
Roger Chantel manages and performs machinery and equipment appraisals throughout the United States. These appraisals have been used for financing, property tax, allocation of purchase price, and other purposes. He has testified in court on numerous occasions.
Chuck is a California Certified Residential appraiser. A senior appraiser, his reports have been used for estate tax, property sales and assessments, and litigation. He is qualified as an expert witness.
Daniel Christian specializes in the appraisal of single family residences, multiple residential units, apartments, condominiums, planned unit developments, and small commercial facilities. His appraisals have been used for gifting, estate tax, charitable donations, litigation, and 1031 exchanges.
Andrew Collins, FRICS, AACS
Andrew Collins is a senior real estate appraiser with experience in multi-state and international engagements. His appraisals have included vacant land, commercial, industrial, retail, agriculture and vineyards, and many types of special purpose facilities. He is qualified as an expert witness in many courts.
Glenn Griffin is a certified general appraiser for Pennsylvania and New York. He also performs real estate feasibility and advisory consulting. Appraisal assignments have covered every type of property – from hotels and golf courses to major residential developments…from major industrial plants to regional shopping centers. Studies have been used for litigation, property tax appeal, sale, estate, IRS audit, portfolio review, and liquidation/bankruptcy.
Mo Hammad, MAI
Mo Hammad is a certified general appraiser in California. His appraisals include commercial, industrial, retail, mobile home parks, apartments, land, and special purpose property. Reports have been completed for litigation, bankruptcy, sale, estate tax, and divorce.
Robert Hunt manages and performs machinery and equipment appraisals throughout the United States. He has a particular specialty in the food and agriculture industries and all types of industrial equipment. Mr. Hunt is expert in modeling for forced liquidation.
David Johnson is a senior real property appraiser in California, with an emphasis on land, commercial, industrial and apartments. His appraisals have been applied to estate tax, condemnation, sale, litigation, charitable gifts, 1031 exchanges, and governmental agencies.
Rhys Jones is a Senior Equipment Analyst with The Mentor Group. His clients have ranged from aerospace contractors to healthcare facilities and many other industries. His appraisals have been used for sale, bankruptcy, property tax, lender collateral, and receivership. He is adept at software applications for fixed asset reporting.
Bert Jones, Senior appraiser, manages and performs appraisals for a wide variety of inventory, equipment, and machinery - from computers and peripherals to steel production equipment and MRI's. Examples of machinery and equipment appraised include computer, high tech milling, food processing, printing presses, oil and gas drilling, transportation, medical imaging, and manufacturing. On numerous occasions he has testified in court as an expert witness.
Mark S. Justmann, MAI
Mark Justmann is a Senior Real Estate Appraiser with The Mentor Group. His experience spans multi-state and international appraisals for all types of commercial, industrial, multi-family, vacant land, and special purpose facilities, estate homes, and agriculture. Most of his appraisals have involved the Western U.S. - California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah and Colorado.
John Kruzinski, ASA
John Kruzinski manages and performs machinery and equipment and real estate appraisals throughout the United States. He has a particular specialty in the food and agriculture industry. These appraisals have been used for numerous purposes, including sales-leaseback, property tax, financing, bankruptcy and auctions.
Alexander Kurin manages and performs real estate appraisals throughout the United States. He has a particular specialty in multi-location projects. These appraisals have been used for financing, sale, reorganization, property and estate tax, depreciation basis, and allocation of purchase price.
Fredrick L. Masterman, ASA
Mr. Masterman is a Senior Appraiser with The Mentor Group. He is proficient in the appraisal of personal property, specializing in manufacturing process machinery and data processing equipment. Mr. Masterman has provided expert witness testimony regarding fair market, residual, and liquidation values for all types of machinery and equipment.
John McCarthy has experience in commercial, retail, apartment, and signle family residence. These real property appraisals have been conducted in numerous states for estate, litigation, dissolution, and financing purposes.
Senior appraiser of real property, George Ruth focuses on Southern California real estate. Among his engagements are supermarkets, nurseries, recording studios, apartments, condominiums, offices, hospices, restaurants, retail, warehouses and vacant land. His reports have been applied to litigation, divorce, 1031 exchanges, settlements, estate and gift tax, and sale-leaseback.
Andrew Sheriff, MRICS
Andrew Sheriff is a senior real estate appraiser with multi-state and international experience. He has appraised nearly every type of industrial, commercial, retail, apartment, government, university, and manufacturing property. Some of the major facilities include petrochemical, food and beverage, cement manufacturing, plastics, and rubber plants.
Phil Yu, Senior Real Estate Appraiser, appraises all types of properties, including retail, commercial, apartment, industrial and agriculture uses. He has served as an expert witness, involved in major litigation cases. Phil appraises real estate in many states, which have been used for financing, sale, bankruptcy, property and estate tax, and allocation of purchase price.