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  • Mark W. Santarsiero
    CEO and President
    Marshall & Stevens, Inc. & MS Capital
  • Ralph J. Consola
    Principal
    Business Development
  • Robert Kerslake
    February 1975 to March 8, 2021
  • M. Christian Mitchell
    Principal and Vice Chairman
    Board of Directors
  • Mark W. Santarsiero

    Mr. Santarsiero serves as president and chief executive officer of Marshall & Stevens, an independent valuation services firm based in Los Angeles, California. Founded in 1932, Marshall & Stevens is a recognized leader in valuation services and is one of the oldest and most respected independent multi-disciplinary valuation firms in the U.S.

    Prior to his appointment as president and CEO, Mr. Santarsiero served as the corporate controller of a holding company that owned Marshall & Stevens. He also held other prominent roles within two major CPA firms where he worked with many closely-held companies in the area of audit, tax and management advisory services.

    Mr. Santarsiero earned an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California and a B.S. in accounting from the University of Scranton. He is a certified public accountant in Pennsylvania and California and is an active member in the AICPA, New Jersey and California CPA societies.

    Ralph J. Consola

    Ralph Consola is a Principal, Executive Managing Director, and member of the Board of Director of Marshall & Stevens Incorporated, working from the corporate headquarters in Los Angeles, California.  His responsibilities include leading the West Region of Marshall & Stevens and the firm’s Sales and Marketing efforts nationally. Mr. Consola works with trusted advisors, investors, and corporations, both public and private, providing valuation and transaction advisory services related to mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, financings and corporate tax matters, estate and gift tax reporting, insurance placement, and litigation support. Services provided include Fairness and Solvency Opinions, transaction consulting and the valuation of business enterprises, debt and equity instruments, intangible assets, real estate, and equipment.

    Specific experience includes: Fairness Opinion and Solvency Opinion for a $750 Million recapitalization of a $2 Billion revenue produce company. Fairness Opinion for the sale of a portfolio of eight domestic and international wind generation assets prior to IPO. Valuation of approximately 1,000 pieces of real estate, and their related fixed assets, for buy/sell consideration, insurable value, and financial reporting for one of the largest religious institutions in the US. Purchase price allocation of approximately 5,000 single family residential properties across the US prior to IPO. Valuation of fixed assets at over 1,500 locations across the US in support of over 80 FDIC Bank sales. 

    Mr. Consola joined Marshall & Stevens as a Valuation Consultant on December 1, 1999.  He assumed the responsibilities of Principal in 2005 and Executive Managing Director in 2010. He led the firm’s Structured Finance practice from 2016-2019. Before joining Marshall & Stevens, Mr. Consola worked for 11 years as a member of the University Relations Division of Loyola Marymount University, where he served as Director of Alumni Relations, Senior Development Officer and on the Capital Campaign Committee.

    BS, Mathematics, and MBA, Finance, Loyola Marymount University.

    Robert Kerslake

    Robert “Bob” Kerslake joined Marshall & Stevens in February of 1975. He remained with us until his passing on March 8, 2021.

    Bob was initially hired for a business development role in Los Angeles. His career included a rise to President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board for Marshall & Stevens. As President and CEO, he led an employee buyout of Marshall & Stevens from Société Générale and carved a path for the company’s success. One of his many notable industry accomplishments was when he accepted an invitation in 1989 to testify about appraisal reform at the US Senate’s investigation of the Savings and Loan crisis.

    In additional to a successful professional career, Bob Kerslake was a force in the Los Angeles educational and Catholic philanthropic communities. He served for many years on the Boards of Regents of both Loyola High School and Loyola Marymount University, his alma maters, as well as on the Boards of St. Anne’s Maternity Home, St. Columbkille Catholic School, and St. Vincent’s Hospital and Meals on Wheels.

    Always ready to greet those he met with a handshake, a smile and a pleasant word, Bob will be remembered for his passion for excellence, his integrity, loyalty, and dedication to help those in need.

    M. Christian Mitchell

    Mr. Mitchell serves as vice chairman of the board of Marshall & Stevens. He has over 35 years of experience advising investors, federal regulatory agencies, senior management and corporate boards of directors on financial reporting, risk management, valuation, governance, regulation, capital markets and mergers and acquisitions.

    Mr. Mitchell previously served as a director for various firms, including Parsons Corporation, Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation, Grandpoint Capital, Reis, Inc., Stearn Holdings LLC, and the Special Values Opportunities Fund LLC – a registered investment fund managed by Tennebaum Capital Partners in Santa Monica. He is also a retired Deloitte senior partner that served as the national or regional managing partner for various practices, and was a founding member of the board of directors of Deloitte Consulting USA.

    Mr. Mitchell earned a B.S. in accounting summa cum laude from the University of Alabama. He has served as an adjunct professor of accounting at the University of Redlands, and is chairman of the National Association of Corporate Directors, southern California. In 2011 and 2012, Mr. Mitchell was named “One of the most 100 most influential people in corporate governance” by Directorship magazine.
  • S. Craig Tompkins, J.D.
    Principal and Executive Chairman
    Board of Directors
  • S. Craig Tompkins, J.D.

    Mr. Tompkins serves as the executive chairman of the board of Marshall & Stevens. Mr. Tompkins is a retired partner of the international law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He has more than 30 years of experience as a specialist in corporate and finance law.

    Mr. Tompkins has served as an officer and director of various publicly traded companies, including companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ Market Place. In addition, he previously served as vice chairman of Craig Corporation, vice chairman of the Reading Company, vice chairman of Citadel Holding Corporation, and chairman of the audit and strategic planning committees for G&L Realty. Mr. Tompkins has also served as an advisory director to GWA Capital, a hedge fund specializing in activist shareholder investing, and he is currently an outside consultant to Reading International, Inc.

    Mr. Tompkins earned his B.A. magna cum laude from Claremont McKenna College. He earned his Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School where he also graduated magna cum laude.
  • Mark W. Santarsiero
    CEO and President
    Marshall & Stevens, Inc. & MS Capital
  • Mark W. Santarsiero

    Mr. Santarsiero serves as president and chief executive officer of Marshall & Stevens, an independent valuation services firm based in Los Angeles, California. Founded in 1932, Marshall & Stevens is a recognized leader in valuation services and is one of the oldest and most respected independent multi-disciplinary valuation firms in the U.S.



    Prior to his appointment as president and CEO, Mr. Santarsiero served as the corporate controller of a holding company that owned Marshall & Stevens. He also held other prominent roles within two major CPA firms where he worked with many closely-held companies in the area of audit, tax and management advisory services.



    Mr. Santarsiero earned an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California and a B.S. in accounting from the University of Scranton. He is a certified public accountant in Pennsylvania and California and is an active member in the AICPA, New Jersey and California CPA societies.


  • Ralph J. Consola
    Principal
    Business Development
  • Ralph J. Consola

    Ralph Consola is a Principal, Executive Managing Director, and member of the Board of Director of Marshall & Stevens Incorporated, working from the corporate headquarters in Los Angeles, California.  His responsibilities include leading the West Region of Marshall & Stevens and the firm’s Sales and Marketing efforts nationally. Mr. Consola works with trusted advisors, investors, and corporations, both public and private, providing valuation and transaction advisory services related to mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, financings and corporate tax matters, estate and gift tax reporting, insurance placement, and litigation support. Services provided include Fairness and Solvency Opinions, transaction consulting and the valuation of business enterprises, debt and equity instruments, intangible assets, real estate, and equipment.



    Specific experience includes: Fairness Opinion and Solvency Opinion for a $750 Million recapitalization of a $2 Billion revenue produce company. Fairness Opinion for the sale of a portfolio of eight domestic and international wind generation assets prior to IPO. Valuation of approximately 1,000 pieces of real estate, and their related fixed assets, for buy/sell consideration, insurable value, and financial reporting for one of the largest religious institutions in the US. Purchase price allocation of approximately 5,000 single family residential properties across the US prior to IPO. Valuation of fixed assets at over 1,500 locations across the US in support of over 80 FDIC Bank sales. 



    Mr. Consola joined Marshall & Stevens as a Valuation Consultant on December 1, 1999.  He assumed the responsibilities of Principal in 2005 and Executive Managing Director in 2010. He led the firm’s Structured Finance practice from 2016-2019. Before joining Marshall & Stevens, Mr. Consola worked for 11 years as a member of the University Relations Division of Loyola Marymount University, where he served as Director of Alumni Relations, Senior Development Officer and on the Capital Campaign Committee.



    BS, Mathematics, and MBA, Finance, Loyola Marymount University.

  • Robert Kerslake
    February 1975 to March 8, 2021
  • Robert Kerslake

    Robert “Bob” Kerslake joined Marshall & Stevens in February of 1975. He remained with us until his passing on March 8, 2021.



    Bob was initially hired for a business development role in Los Angeles. His career included a rise to President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board for Marshall & Stevens. As President and CEO, he led an employee buyout of Marshall & Stevens from Société Générale and carved a path for the company’s success. One of his many notable industry accomplishments was when he accepted an invitation in 1989 to testify about appraisal reform at the US Senate’s investigation of the Savings and Loan crisis.



    In additional to a successful professional career, Bob Kerslake was a force in the Los Angeles educational and Catholic philanthropic communities. He served for many years on the Boards of Regents of both Loyola High School and Loyola Marymount University, his alma maters, as well as on the Boards of St. Anne’s Maternity Home, St. Columbkille Catholic School, and St. Vincent’s Hospital and Meals on Wheels.



    Always ready to greet those he met with a handshake, a smile and a pleasant word, Bob will be remembered for his passion for excellence, his integrity, loyalty, and dedication to help those in need.

  • M. Christian Mitchell
    Principal and Vice Chairman
    Board of Directors
  • M. Christian Mitchell

    Mr. Mitchell serves as vice chairman of the board of Marshall & Stevens. He has over 35 years of experience advising investors, federal regulatory agencies, senior management and corporate boards of directors on financial reporting, risk management, valuation, governance, regulation, capital markets and mergers and acquisitions.

    Mr. Mitchell previously served as a director for various firms, including Parsons Corporation, Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation, Grandpoint Capital, Reis, Inc., Stearn Holdings LLC, and the Special Values Opportunities Fund LLC – a registered investment fund managed by Tennebaum Capital Partners in Santa Monica. He is also a retired Deloitte senior partner that served as the national or regional managing partner for various practices, and was a founding member of the board of directors of Deloitte Consulting USA.

    Mr. Mitchell earned a B.S. in accounting summa cum laude from the University of Alabama. He has served as an adjunct professor of accounting at the University of Redlands, and is chairman of the National Association of Corporate Directors, southern California. In 2011 and 2012, Mr. Mitchell was named “One of the most 100 most influential people in corporate governance” by Directorship magazine.

  • S. Craig Tompkins, J.D.
    Principal and Executive Chairman
    Board of Directors
  • S. Craig Tompkins, J.D.

    Mr. Tompkins serves as the executive chairman of the board of Marshall & Stevens. Mr. Tompkins is a retired partner of the international law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He has more than 30 years of experience as a specialist in corporate and finance law.

    Mr. Tompkins has served as an officer and director of various publicly traded companies, including companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ Market Place. In addition, he previously served as vice chairman of Craig Corporation, vice chairman of the Reading Company, vice chairman of Citadel Holding Corporation, and chairman of the audit and strategic planning committees for G&L Realty. Mr. Tompkins has also served as an advisory director to GWA Capital, a hedge fund specializing in activist shareholder investing, and he is currently an outside consultant to Reading International, Inc.

    Mr. Tompkins earned his B.A. magna cum laude from Claremont McKenna College. He earned his Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School where he also graduated magna cum laude.

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