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Randy D. Lewis, CFA, MBA, AVA
President & CEO

Founder of The GSL Group, LLC, Randy has more than 15 years experience in valuation and appraisal, CFO services and corporate finance, as well as business plan development, capital market consulting and strategic planning.  Prior to founding GSL in 1999, he served as an equity analyst at SSI Investment Management, Inc., a $500-million+, money management firm, specializing in sophisticated, hedged investment strategies, and serving institutional and high net worth clients.

Previous to SSI, Randy was a financial analyst for Griffin Financial Services, the securities and insurance brokerage of Home Savings of America, at the time the largest savings and loan in the U.S.  Randy has had several articles published, most notably in the HFR Journal of Hedge Fund Research on the subject of merger arbitrage.

Randy received his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance with honors from California State University, Fullerton, an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA, and is a holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Accredited Valuation Analyst (AVA) designations.  He is also a lecturer at the Martin V. Smith School of Business & Economics at California State University, Channel Islands (CSUCI), an assistant professor of business at Los Angeles Pierce College and has been acting CFO of several companies, both public and private.  Randy is a member of the CFA Society of Los Angeles, the CFA Institute (CFAI) and the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA).