Finance Scholars Group (FSG) adds senior staff in California and New York


Company expands leadership within Finance, Marketing, and Valuation practice



NEW YORK – (February 6, 2013) – FSG (Finance Scholars Group, Inc.), a privately held consulting firm that specializes in expert testimony services, today announced the addition of a new Managing Director and two Principals to its team. Managing Director Torben Voetmann, Ph.D., and Principal Ioannis Gkatzimas will be located in FSG’s California office. Principal Mark Pelofsky will be located in FSG’s New York office.


“We are delighted to welcome Torben, Ioannis, and Mark to FSG,” said President Jeff Andrien. “Their impressive expertise and thought leadership will further strengthen our capabilities in Finance, Marketing, and Valuation and bolster our substantial network of experts.”


Torben Voetmann brings more than ten years of experience working with clients and experts to address complex financial and valuation issues. Dr. Voetmann has analyzed market efficiency, class certification, valuation, mergers and acquisitions, internal investigations, and aggregate damages across a variety of matters involving debt, equity, and derivative securities. He also has experience estimating the cost of capital and valuing structured instruments. Dr. Voetmann’s case experience covers a range of industries, including financial institutions, consumer products, telecommunications, technology, and manufacturing. He has directed research in various prominent matters, including In re AOL Time Warner Inc. Securities Litigation, In re Xcelera Securities Litigation, Metropolitan Creditors’ Trust et al. v. Ernst & Young, and In re Apollo Securities Litigation. Dr. Voetmann is currently an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco and he taught undergraduate and graduate-level courses in corporate finance and valuation and security analysis at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.


Ioannis Gkatzimas has extensive experience working with clients and experts in a wide range of finance-related issues. Ioannis’s focus has been on the valuation of complex securities and portfolios arising in both commercial litigation and regulatory matters. He has led engagements involving securities class actions, mergers and acquisitions, initial and secondary offerings, structured finance securities, derivative contracts, private equity and hedge funds. He also has consulted on a variety of valuation cases involving complex securities and portfolio performance and attribution.


Mark Pelofsky brings twenty year’s of business experience to deliver expert witness support and strategic consulting in a variety of business disciplines. He has worked on litigation involving strategy, marketing, competition, regulation, and finance. Specific case topics include branding, antitrust, unfair trade practices, management malfeasance, pricing, retail marketing, elasticity of demand, disparagement, and marketing regulation. Mark also has managed consulting engagements for large organizations in both the private and public sector. At the United States Department of Labor, Mark was appointed the Director of Reinvention, overseeing an internal management improvement team.


About Finance Scholars Group


FSG is a privately held consulting firm which specializes in providing accounting, economic, and financial consulting services on litigation and management related issues. Nationally acclaimed law firms, Fortune 500 companies, and government agencies turn to FSG for its unique blend of academic thought leadership, practical experience, and rigorous analytical approach to problem solving. FSG has offices in California, Illinois, New York, Texas, and Washington D.C. The firm’s current expert capabilities include six practice areas: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Intellectual Property, Marketing, and Valuation. For more information about FSG, please visit




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