Liza is Vice President, Valuation at Venture First. Liza's career began in Arthur Andersen's Washington DC office, serving business strategy, process reengineering and capital planning projects. Since 2011, she has focused exclusively on business valuation. Her experience includes a wide variety of assignments for closely-held businesses and public companies. Industries served include healthcare, emerging technology (SaaS), biotechnology, professional services, energy, retail, consumer packaged goods, advanced manufacturing, medical supply and beverage. She provides business valuation and litigation support services for financial reporting, shareholder redemption, tax matters, business damages, shareholder litigation, estate and gift matters, buying and selling enterprises and securities. Her research and teaching efforts have largely focused on valuation of emerging enterprises. She provides training to private and public venture funds specific to best practices for valuing early and high growth stage enterprises. Liza holds a BA in Economics from the University of Virginia. She is a member of the American Society of Appraisers, and serves as Vice President of its Richmond Chapter.