Jonathan Espinoza, CVA
Jonathan Espinoza brings over 19 years of experience in the finance and accounting field. He currently works as a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) for the GCF Valuation team. Jonathan obtained the CVA designation in 2016 through the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) and is an active member. He recently received the honor of being named as a NACVA “40 under 40” 2019 Honoree. Jonathan has led and/or assisted in over 350 business valuations in the past three years. He has also assisted in helping to improve in-house valuation and workflow models, in several industry specific write-ups, and in compiling specific and detailed questions regarding the COVID-19 impact on businesses. Jonathan’s attention to detail and great client relationship skills have been highlighted on many engagements by several clients.
Jonathan previously served as a financial analyst for a nationwide M&A firm, performing business valuations and drafting reports for clients with a specialized focus on the insurance agency industry. Prior to that, he was hired as a staff accountant for the capital asset management department at a national internet and cable provider where he gained valuable managerial accounting experience. He was involved in many of the company’s key projects, including the capital budget of over five million dollars, trend analysis reporting, data analysis leveraging PeopleSoft, and management of the company’s assets including the tracking and updating of all fleet vehicles.
Jonathan completed his undergraduate studies at University of Central Florida with a bachelor’s in accounting. During his studies, he successfully managed his own web-design firm obtaining the designation of certified internet consultant and also worked for a CPA firm, assisting in audit reports and tax preparation for clients.
Jonathan is fluent in Spanish and American Sign Language and volunteers assisting in the welfare and encouragement of crew members coming into Port Canaveral, Florida on different cruise and cargo ships. He resides in Merritt Island, Florida with his wife, Melissa.