President & Founder
Jeff is an industry-leading provider of consultative accounting and financial advisory services. Top tier banks, private equity firms, non-bank senior and mezzanine lenders and middle market companies depend on Jeff and his firm for the financial information they need to make intelligent decisions, both in advance of an investment and when a portfolio company’s performance deteriorates. In litigation, attorneys and their clients rely on his thorough forensic accounting, concise reporting and expert witness testimony to help resolve highly-contentious situations.
During his 40 year career, Jeff has uncovered numerous financial frauds, accounting malpractice and complex grafts. He often remains involved in these situations to provide litigation support or assist with financial restructurings or workouts. Jeff also has provided thorough financial due diligence in support of hundreds of successful transactions for equity and debt capital providers. Perhaps more importantly, he has saved clients from committing to money-losing investments on numerous occasions.
Jeff founded Brandlin & Associates in 1980 to provide clients with tangible, timely and action-oriented insight. Previously, he was an audit manager at Coopers & Lybrand in Los Angeles. His experience spans a broad range of businesses in industries including entertainment, manufacturing, wholesale distribution, retail, technology, apparel, oil and gas, food service, health care, construction, automotive, financial services and professional services.
Jeff is a frequent speaker to industry organizations and law firms on the topics of fraud, forensic accounting and financial statement analysis. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and has been licensed to practice accountancy in California since April 1976. Jeff also is a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor (CIRA), a Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor (CM&AA) and is Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.