Nevin Sanli, ASA

President & Founder

Business Background

Mr. Sanli is President and Founder of Sanli Pastore & Hill, Inc. He is responsible for the overall management of the firm, including client engagements, litigation support, expert witness testimony, strategic planning and relationship management. Mr. Sanli, a member of the American Society of Appraisers, is an accredited Senior Appraiser, Business Valuation Discipline, and has been a financial consultant for over 30 years specializing in expert testimony & litigation opinions, forensic accounting, finance & economics, business, brand & IP valuations, fairness & solvency opinions and transaction advisory services. Mr. Sanli has extensive experience in developing cash flow statements and financial projections, conducting industry and market research, analysis of financial statements and valuing businesses.

Deposition & Trial Testimony

Mr. Sanli is a seasoned provider of litigation support and expert witness testimony for economic and financial issues such as: marriage dissolutions, trust and probate litigation, business valuations, lost wages, determination of liability, breach of contract, eminent domain, corporate and partnership dissolutions, bankruptcy, anti-trust and unfair trade practices, trade secrets, and estate and gift taxes. Mr. Sanli has testified over 60 times in trial and over 200 times in deposition.

Professional Credentials & Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, Honors Economics, University of California at Irvine. Coursework included: advanced studies in finance, econometrics, mathematical and statistical models for business and applied research.

  • Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA), American Society of Appraisers, Business Valuation Discipline.

  • Elected to Who’s Who in Industry and Finance, Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in America, and Who’s Who Worldwide.

Publications, Speeches & Seminars

Mr. Sanli has published numerous articles pertaining to business valuation issues, and speaks on the topics of business valuation and expert witness testimony at educational forums 10 to 20 times per year for public and private associations, bar associations and accounting societies. He is also an active speaker and trainer for continuing education classes in the fields of business valuation, finance, mergers and acquisitions, and eminent domain and is an Accredited Provider of MCLE courses for attorneys.

Officer & Director Positions

Mr. Sanli has served as an officer and a member of the boards of directors of numerous professional and non-profit organizations in the community. He presently is active in professional associations which focus on providing education and the promotion of topics relevant to business valuations. Mr. Sanli was the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Dubnoff Center, a K-12 non-profit school for children with learning disabilities.

 
 

Thomas Pastore, ASA, CPA, CFA, CMA, MBA

CEO, Founder & Managing Director, Chicago

Business Background

Mr. Pastore is Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Sanli Pastore & Hill, Inc. He is responsible for the overall management of the firm, including client engagements, litigation support, expert witness testimony, administrative matters and relationship management. He has been involved in financial consulting for more than 30 years, specializing in investment and financial analysis, litigation consulting and public accounting. Mr. Pastore's extensive experience encompasses valuing numerous businesses in a wide range of industries including healthcare/ life sciences, information technology, services, manufacturing, holding companies and retail. He has served as an expert witness in federal and state courts for business litigation cases in California, Arizona, New York, Nebraska, and North Dakota. 

Deposition & Trial Testimony

Mr. Pastore is an experienced provider of expert witness testimony and litigation consulting for economic damages, valuations and forensic accounting in matters such as:  marital dissolution, corporate and partnership dissolutions, eminent domain, bankruptcy, breach of contract, trade secrets, trust and probate litigation, and estate and gift taxes. Mr. Pastore has testified over 60 times in trial and over 200 times in deposition.

Professional Credentials & Education

  • Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA), American Society of Appraisers, Business Valuation Discipline

  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), member of the CFA institute

  • Member, Los Angeles Society of Financial Analysts

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – inactive

  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)

  • Member, California Society of Certified Public Accountants

  • Member, Institute of Management Accountants

  • Past Vice President of Professional Education, West Los Angeles Chapter, Institute of Management Accountants

  • Master in Business Administration, University of Michigan. Course work includes economics, finance, marketing and business strategy

  • Bachelor in Business Administration with a major in accounting from Bryant College

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Publications, Speeches & Seminars

Mr. Pastore is an active participant as both an instructor and a student in continuing education classes on advanced topics of business valuation, taxation, eminent domain and redevelopment. He has presented speeches to numerous public and private associations, including bar associations and accounting societies. He is an official instructor for the California Redevelopment Association and SP&H’s Goodwill Loss Valuation Workshops, Levels I-IV.

Officer & Director Positions

Mr. Pastore has served on the boards of directors of many California organizations. He is a past vice president of professional education at the Institute of Management Accountants, West Los Angeles Chapter.

 

Forrest Vickery, ASA

Managing Director, Northern California

Business Background

Mr. Vickery is a Shareholder and Managing Director of Northern California operations with Sanli Pastore & Hill, Inc. (SP&H).  Mr. Vickery established and works from SP&H’s Sacramento office, primarily servicing clients throughout Northern California.

 

Mr. Vickery has been involved in special situations requiring expert financial opinions since joining SP&H in 1995. His experience includes expert witness testimony, business valuations, valuation advisory services, support for litigation, economic and financial research, statistical analysis, fairness opinions, forensic financial analysis, lost profits and economic damages analysis, and analysis of reasonable fair market compensation for executives.  Mr. Vickery has extensive experience in financial data analyses; developing cash flows, economic benefit streams, and financial projections; conducting industry and market studies; analyzing financial statements and determining appropriate financial statement adjustments; performing sensitivity analyses; valuing businesses; and providing live expert testimony regarding financial opinions.

 

For business valuations, Mr. Vickery regularly performs valuation work for estate planning, estate and gift tax reporting, family and business succession/transition planning, intangible assets, Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs), Section 409a, and fairness opinions.  For dispute matters, Mr. Vickery regularly performs expert witness services for California eminent domain takings, California Corporations Code shareholder/partner dissolution matters, forensic financial analysis, lost profits, unjust enrichment, disgorgement, and economic damages, as well as other unique situations requiring financial expert testimony.

Deposition & Trial Testimony

Mr. Vickery has experience testifying as an expert witness in California for matters involving business valuations, loss of business value, shareholder dispute/dissolution, marriage dissolution, trust and probate litigation, forensic financial analysis, ability to pay judgments, lost profits, financial data analysis, and various economic damages.

​Education & Credentials

Bachelor of Arts degree in Honors Economics from the University of California at Irvine. He received various honors including cum laude at graduation and induction into the Phi Beta Kappa national honors society.  Courses included economic theory, industrial organization, mathematical statistics, econometrics, applied research, and graduate-level microeconomic theory and mathematical economics. Mr. Vickery is an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA), Business Valuation Discipline, of the American Society of Appraisers. Publications, Speeches & Seminars Mr. Vickery has published several articles pertaining to business valuation issues, and has spoken on the topics of business valuation and expert witness testimony at educational forums for public and private associations, bar associations and accounting societies.

 

James Greene

Managing Director, San Diego

Business Background ​

Mr. James Greene is the Director of Business Development for Sanli Pastore & Hill, Inc. Jim has more than twenty-five years of experience in marketing and business development for a wide range of professional services firms including valuation, public accounting, financial advisory and consulting in Southern California. Jim Greene’s prior experience includes service as Vice President & CFO of a publicly-traded insurance and financial services firm where he was also an officer of their mutual funds investment advisor and an NASD principal of its broker dealer distributors. ​

Professional Credentials & Education

Mr. Greene received his MBA from Marquette University and is a cum laude graduate of the University of Notre Dame where he received an undergraduate degree in commerce and marketing.

 

Officer & Director Positions ​

James Greene is currently a member of the Estates and Trusts Council of Rady Children’s Hospital Foundation. Formerly he served as Chair of the Pediatric & Family Medical Foundation, the fundraising arm of the Eisner Pediatric & Family Medical Center, a private non-profit inner city health center in Los Angeles. He has served as an officer and director of a number of professional organizations including the Association for Corporate Growth, Financial Executives International, the Turnaround Management Association, and VICA, a business advocacy group.

 

Los Angeles Headquarters

Los Angeles - Headquarters

1990 South Bundy Drive, Suite 800 

Los Angeles, California 90025

info@sphvalue.com

nsanli@sphvalue.com

tpastore@sphvalue.com

(310) 571-3400

Chicago

150 South Wacker Drive, Suite 2400

Chicago, Illinois 60606

tpastore@sphvalue.com

(630) 457-9200

San Diego

9921 Carmel Mountain Road, Suite 357

San Diego, California 92129

jgreene@sphvalue.com

(619) 246-8112

Sacramento

701 University Avenue, Suite 108 Sacramento, California 95825 fvickery@sphvalue.com

(916) 614-0530

Geneva

25 North River Lane

Geneva, Illinois 60134

tpastore@sphvalue.com

(630) 457-9200

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