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Guy Knuf

Partner
Moss Adams

Guy has practiced public accounting since 1987. He advises entrepreneurs, private equity groups, strategic investors, investment bankers, lenders, and other capital providers on merger and acquisition, divestiture, and ESOP transactions ranging from $10 million to $1 billion in enterprise value. His clients include both established and entrepreneurial companies within the manufacturing, distribution, retail, service, contractor, and real estate industries.
Prior to joining Moss Adams, Guy founded and managed successful advisory and business consulting practices at national, regional, and local CPA firms. He has extensive experience in business planning, mergers and acquisitions, valuation, due diligence, budgeting and forecasting, and deal structuring. Guy is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor, and a Certified Global Management Accountant. He has also served as an adjunct professor in the Center for Entrepreneurship at California State University, Fullerton.

Larry Schultz

Partner, CPA
Moss Adams

Larry Schultz has practiced public accounting since 1992. He has experience directing all phases of audits—including control testing, fieldwork, and report preparation—for a variety of clients. Mr. Schultz’s focus is privately held, middle-market clients, and he’s involved in all phases of audits, reviews, compilations, accounting, financial statement reporting, and operations consulting, as well as the related internal controls, cash flow, and business planning.
Mr. Schultz leads the firm’s Manufacturing and Consumer Products Practice in Southern California and Phoenix. He works primarily with aerospace and defense companies and is actively involved with his clients. In addition, Mr. Schultz supports private equity groups and their portfolio companies with key financial reporting, internal controls, and governance matters. Mr. Schultz earned a BS in Finance from Ferris State University and an MS in Professional Accounting from Walsh College.

Brian Ruttenbur

Managing Director,
Institutional Research
Imperial Capital, LLC

Brian Ruttenbur is Managing Director in Equity Research covering the Security Industry. Mr. Ruttenbur is HQ out of NYC for Imperial Capital and has over 25 years of experience in equity research. He was most recently spent over two years as a senior investment banker in the security sector closing several transaction including a corporate divesture and an endpoint cybersecurity sale. As a research analyst, Mr. Ruttenbur is 2x ranked as a top analyst by the Wall Street Journal and 5x by Thomas Reuters for stock picking and earnings accuracy. Prior to Imperial Capital Mr. Ruttenbur’s experience includes Drexel Hamilton (research and banking), BB&T Capital Market, CRT Sterne Agee Capital Group, Morgan Keegan and SunTrust. Mr. Ruttenbur earned a BA from University of Tennessee and MAS from University of Montana and served as a commissioned officer in the USAF guarding and securing nuclear weapons.

Kevin Frisch

Managing Director
Head of Industrial Group, Investment Banking
Imperial Capital, LLC

Kevin Frisch is a Managing Director and Head of Imperial Capital’s Industrial Group with a focus on Advanced Manufacturing & Supply Chain.  Mr. Frisch has approximately 25 years of investment banking experience. Prior to Imperial Capital, he held similar roles at FBR Capital Markets and Lehman Brothers and also worked at Chase Securities and Oppenheimer & Co. Mr. Frisch received a B.A. in Economics and Public Policy from Duke University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.

Tim Shinbara Jr

Vice President & Chief Technology Officer
The Association For Manufacturing Technology

Tim Shinbara is Vice President & Chief Technology Officer for AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology where he is responsible for activities related to research and development, standards, and technology discovery. Mr. Shinbara has served as an ASME Congressional Fellow for Advanced Manufacturing in the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship and in the personal office of U.S. Senator Marco Rubio focused on manufacturing and industrial policy. He currently serves as an Advisory Commissioner for Northern Virginia’s Loudoun County Department of Economic Development and has also served in several technology standards committee roles regarding additive manufacturing, data standards, and information models. Prior to AMT, Mr. Shinbara led a portfolio of applied R&D projects for Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems and co-founded, SkyRFID LLC, developing technology and sensors for supply chain and asset management solutions.

 

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