Team

Focus Lenders Services Group, LLC® consists of numerous professionals with extensive experience in either the forensic examining or collateral examination industries. Many of our examiners are proficient in using data extraction and manipulation methods to achieve the most in depth results in the least amount of time. In addition to their professional designations, our examiners bring to the table extensive industry experience, including retail, manufacturing, automotive and natural resources. Our examiners are based in the United States and throughout Canada to service any field exam in North America.


Experience

To truly add value to lender clients, collateral examiners must have the experience and breadth of knowledge to go a step further than simply reporting numerical facts – they need to be able to identify situations which may be of material interest or concern to the lender.

Under the guidance of the Principals of Focus Lenders Services Group, LLC® who have a background in such forensic accounting issues, our collateral exam team is able to deliver exactly such value-added services to our lender clients.


Leadership

Jeffrey L. Anspach, C.P.A., F.C.P.A., C.G.M.A.

Jeffrey L. Anspach, C.P.A., has over thirty years of experience as a practicing Certified Public Accountant and entrepreneur.

Mr. Anspach has been involved in merger and acquisition work, business evaluations, turnaround management, litigation support and field examinations for asset based lenders throughout his career. Owning interests in companies with borrowings obtained through asset based lending. Mr. Anspach has broad-based expertise in this area. As the principal in the Focus Lenders Services Group in both the United States and Canada, Mr. Anspach brings his acquired skills to assisting lenders in crucial investigation and decision-making in the ABL marketplace. Mr. Anspach has spoken internationally as an expert on Asset Based Lending Due Diligence.

Mr. Anspach is active with the Commercial Finance Association and is a member of American Certified Fraud Examiners, Association of Corporate Growth, the Turnaround Management Association, the American Institute of Certified Accountants, Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants, and the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Anspach is licensed as a C.P.A. by the boards of Certified Public Accountants in the states of California, Florida, Michigan and Ohio. Mr. Anspach also holds the designation as Forensic Certified Public Accountant and is a Chartered Global Management Accountant. Mr. Anspach has been admitted to the Forensic and Valuation Division of the AICPA.

MAHESH PURI - C.P.A., C.A.

Mr. Puri is a Chartered Accountant and Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree. Furthermore, he has over 20 years of experience in auditing and accounting and field examination services. Prior to joining Focus Lenders Services Group, LLC©, Mr. Puri served in similar capacities with some of the largest ABL examination firms in the US and Canada providing his services to a number of leading Asset Based Lending commercial finance institutions including Cole Taylor, PNC Business Credit, Roynat Asset Finance, GE, Key Bank, CIT, Royal Bank of Canada, Wells Fargo, Comerica and TD Bank to name a few. Mr. Puri is extremely proficient in audit techniques including data extraction and manipulation. He possesses a vast knowledge in numerous industries including Manufacturing, Retail, Forestry/paper, Technology, Energy, Transportation, Engineering and Construction. Mr. Puri is based in the Toronto area and covers all of North America.

Mahesh is a great addition to the Focus Lenders Services, Group, LLC© team and adds a great compliment to our other Canadian and US examiners since he has such a plethora of accounting and auditing techniques for both Canadian and U.S. Asset Based Lenders and Factors.

RAND CURTISS, FIBA, MCBA

Mr. Curtiss is an experienced valuation professional, having advised major public companies, startups and privately held businesses on valuation and other financial matters for nearly 30 years. Mr. Curtiss has valued over 3,500 private businesses in manufacturing, distribution, retail, service, investment and financial industries in a wide spectrum of business and financial environments. He has defended his work against IRS audits, provided expert court testimony and served as an arbitrator, mediator and third-party valuation expert.

Mr. Curtiss is a Cleveland native. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics (cum laude) from Princeton University and a Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and Accounting (with distinction) from Harvard Business School. He is a Professional Fellow of The Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. Mr. Curtiss is a member and former Chair/Director of the American Business Appraisers National Network. He earned the Master Certified Business Appraiser ("MCBA") designation from The Institute of Business Appraisers ("IBA"), of which he is a Life Member, a member of its College of Fellows, former Mid-Atlantic Regional Governor and a member of its Editorial Committee. He has developed and taught valuation courses, lectured extensively and publishes a business valuation newsletter and blog. Mr. Curtiss is currently an Adjunct Economics Professor at The Boler Business School at John Carroll University.

DONNA HARMON - DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Ms. Harmon has had over thirty (30) years of operational experience with Law Firms, Insurance Companies and other industries. Donna has been with Focus Lenders Services Group, LLC© for approximately 15 years and has vast knowledge of Asset Based Lending and SBA reporting requirements. She over sees our Scheduling, Review, Organizational, Collection, Marketing and IT Security departments. Ms. Harmon has been a major addition to the Focus Lenders Services Group, LLC© both in the United States and Canada and adds a great compliment to our team.