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John (Jay) E. Gibson Jr.



Forensic Valuation and Litigation Services Specialty Group Leader
Greenville, SC
Professional Overview

Jay has total relevant experience of more than 30 years in public accounting and private industry. He has been the leader of the FVLS Practice since 2009. His public accounting background includes providing business valuation and litigation support services, management consulting services, and audit and tax services.

He has seven years of experience as part of the management team of two privately-held manufacturing companies in the capacity of controller and/or vice president of finance. Responsibilities of these positions included oversight of the accounting and finance, human resources, logistics and information technology functions.

Jay has experience in performing valuations under the fair value concepts used for financial reporting purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States; including purchase price allocation and the analysis of goodwill impairment. Also, Jay’s business valuation experience includes valuing closely-held corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships for estate and estate planning purposes, buy/sell agreements, dissenting shareholder disputes and family law disputes. He has performed valuation in the manufacturing and distribution, financial institutions and services, healthcare, construction, retail, real estate, construction and business services industries.

Jay’s expert witness testimony includes providing testimony regarding business valuation and economic damages. He has qualified as an expert witness in U.S. District Court, Circuit Court, and Family Court.

Education, Credentials and Special Training
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Accredited in Business Valuation
  • Certified Valuation Analyst
  • B.S., Accounting, Wofford College
Professional Affiliations
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts

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