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Phone: 516.365.6272
Fax: 516.365.6287
Email: info@bkassociates.com

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STAFF

POOJA GARDEMAL, CPA/ABV
Managing Director
Bio
Pooja Gardemal currently serves as Managing Director at BK Associates. Ms. Gardemal specializes in tangible valuations, intangible asset valuations, business valuations, analyzing complex business relationships and forecasting. Ms. Gardemal is an accomplished valuation professional with almost two decades of wide-ranging experience. Ms. Gardemal has also worked with a number of investors on due diligence projects evaluating different investments. Ms. Gardemal has a strong history of leadership as a valuation professional, both by serving as an expert witness in many lost profits cases and by speaking at a variety of events, including those held at major banks such as Deutsche Bank and at major valuation organizations such as the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA).


Education
University of Maryland, B.S. in Accounting

University of Maryland. B.S. in Finance

Previous Positions
Panum Aviation Consulting

Morten Beyer & Agnew (mba)

Aronson & Company

CapAnalysis / Alvarez & Marsal

KPMG

Experience
Aircraft Appraisal. Prepares appraisals of current value and future residual values of airline aircraft, general aviation aircraft, airships, spare engines and other equipment.

Intangible Asset Valuation. Value routes, slots, and gates for airline securitizations using a discounted cash flow methodology as well as market approach.

Business Valuation. Prepare business valuations for investors, lenders and litigation, considering the income, market and asset approaches.

Expert Witness Testimony. Provides expert witness testimony on lost profits, loss of use damages and trademark cases.

Certification
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)


Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV)



JOHN F. KEITZ
President
Bio
Mr. John F. Keitz is president of BK Associates. Mr. Keitz has more than 50 years of experience in aviation. He held various positions in PRC Speas during 19 years with the firm including Manager of the Computer Services Division and Manager of the Aviation Consulting Division. In addition to aircraft appraisals, his consulting activities have consisted primarily of analyses and forcasts of the future demand for aircraft and other aviation products, aircraft performance comparisons, and fleet plans.


JOHN F. KEITZ
Education
New York University, B.S. in Engineering Physics

Texas A&M University, Professional Certification Course in Meteorology

New York University Graduate School of Engineering &Science, Meteorology

Long Island University, M.S. in Management Engineering

Previous Positions
United States Air Force, 1961-1965, Weather Officer

PRC Speas, 1965-1984, Meteorologist-Flight Planner, Assistant Vice President and General Manager-Computer Services Division, Associate Vice President-Consulting Services Division

Experience
Appraisal Services. Prepares appraisals of current value and future residual values of airline aircraft, general aviation aircraft, airships, spare engines and other equipment.

Aircraft Market Analysis. Conducts studies of current and forecast aircraft market conditions and aircraft values. Analyzes supply and demand for aircraft and the impact of regulatory factors and new aircraft programs on the market.

Asset Acquisition and Management Consulting. Provides assistance in interpreting, negotiating and managing aircraft lease return and maintenance requirements including tax issues, inspection requirements and re-marketing strategies.

Expert Witness Testimony. Provides expert witness testimony on aircraft current values and forecast residual values in federal, state, bankruptcy and tax courts.

Certification
Certified Senior Appraiser International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading. Appraiser Fellow.



RICHARD L. BRITTON
Vice President
Bio
Dick Britton, Vice President, joined BK Associates in 1992 after 25 years in various technical positions with Pan American World Airways ending as Assistant Director Aircraft Sales and Leasing. He was resposible for Pan Am leased aircraft transactions
RICHARD L. BRITTON
Education
Purdue University, Associates Degree in Aviation Applied Technology

Purdue University, B.S. in Industrial Management

Previous Positions
Pan American World Airways, 1967-1992, System Director Aircraft Sales and Leasing; Production Control; Quality Control; Engineering

Purdue University, 1966-1967, Assistant Professor in School of Aviation Technology

Allison Gas Turbine, 1964-1966, Aerospace-Quality Control

Experience
Flight Equipment Inspections. Perform visual inspection of transport aircraft and engines; review related specification data and maintenance records to ascertain the maintenance status and condition and the airworthiness of the equipment.

Appraisals. Evaluate transport aircraft and engines to determine asset values, current fair market values and future market values.

Audits and Evaluations. Perform detailed inspection and review of airline flight equipment management, operations, procedures and maintenance to determine compliance with lease agreements and other contractual obligations.

Market Development. Advise potential sellers on effective marketing techniques and procedures and likewise advise potential buyers on market research and aircraft availability.

Certification
Certified Senior Appraiser International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading.
Licenses
FAA Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic License
FAA Private Pilot License






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