VRC Welcomes Senior Professionals, Over a Dozen Associates & Analysts, to Offices Nationwide

By: Justin Johnson | PJ Patel

New York (May 17, 2022) – Valuation Research Corporation (VRC), a leading global provider of independent valuation support and advisory services, announced the recent addition of four senior executives and an additional 14 hires in the junior ranks, reflecting continued growth in its business.

John Swiatkowski joins VRC as senior vice president in the Boston office. Previously he was senior manager at Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics. He led the firm’s efforts around investment manager valuations, ranging from purchase price allocations for financial reporting to the valuation of privately held alternative asset managers and carried interest stakes for estate and gift tax planning. Swiatkowski holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from College of the Holy Cross.

Joseph Hirsh, former director of business development and client relations at Globalview Advisors Valuations, joins VRC as vice president-business development in Los Angeles. He received his bachelor’s degree in communication studies from Westmont College. Hirsch is a board and executive committee member for the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Orange County.

Tyler Stone joins as vice president in the VRC San Francisco office. Prior to joining VRC, Stone was a valuation associate at Stout Risius Ross and senior associate at Vantage Point Advisors. Prior to these roles, he was vice president at Stadium Capital Management, an investment manager operating a concentrated, public equities portfolio. Stone has a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in finance from the University of Oregon.

Yury Govorov joins the VRC Princeton office as vice president. Previously, Govorov was the consulting and deals director at PwC Canada. Govorov received a master’s degree in economics and management from the National University of Science and Technology.

The new senior executives are joined by senior associates, associates, analysts, specialists, and assistants in VRC offices across the country.

  • Boston: Mel Lyu, Kevin Morrissey (analysts)
  • Dallas: Ashley L. Wilke (executive administrative assistant)
  • Milwaukee: Afsana Ahad (human resources specialist)
  • New York: Sehaj Preet (senior associate)
  • Princeton: Grigory Akshonov, Chad Doucette (senior associates); Daniel Levit, Riley P. Dwyer, (associates); Benjamin Cutler, John A. Geary, Matthew J. Mousa, Jonathan Niehaus, Alex Thul (analysts)

“Each individual brings a wide range of industry knowledge and a wealth of experience to our teams across the country,” said PJ Patel co-CEO of VRC. “As we continue to grow our capabilities nationwide, we’re grateful for these additions to our company.”

Justin Johnson, co-CEO of VRC, added, “It’s exciting—and, I think, makes a real statement about this firm and its strengths—to be able to recruit top talent like this in a highly competitive job market.”

About VRC

Valuation Research Corporation is a full-service, independent, global valuation firm. Since 1975, our network of nearly 1,500 valuation professionals, which includes VRC’s 250 U.S.-based colleagues, has provided objective, supportable conclusions of value to domestic and international clients. VRC has locations in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, New York, Princeton, San Francisco, and Tampa; as well as international member firms operating as VRG in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Singapore, Spain, and the United Kingdom.