Byron Walden, CPA, MBA, CVA, CFFChief Financial Officer, Expert Witness

In a career spanning more than 30 years, Mr. Walden has held leadership positions in several Central Florida businesses. As a Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operations Officer, and Controller of various companies, he has had the opportunity to put the theories learned in classrooms to the real-life tests of the business world. As owner of Byron Walden & Associates, he provided accounting, income tax, and consulting services to individuals and small business owners. He sold his practice in 2001 when he co-founded Inductive Logic Systems, Inc., a building automation and management systems business dedicated to the commercial construction market. In 2005, Mr. Walden joined Fishkind & Associates, Inc., and in 2007 was appointed Chief Financial Officer. In 2010, he was named a senior associate leading the litigation support team and serves as an expert witness.

Since joining Fishkind & Associates, Mr. Walden has focused primarily on the practice areas of business litigation, wrongful injury, wrongful death, divorce, and business valuation. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the state of Florida and is adept in preparing Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDRO). Additional certifications include Financial Forensics (CFF) by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and Valuation Analyst (CVA) issued by the National Association of Valuators and Analysts (NACVA).

Professional Qualifications

Education

University of Maryland
Bachelor of Science, Business Management – Accounting May 1989

Florida Southern College
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration – Financial Management
Accounting (5th year requirement)
April 1996

Nova Southeastern University
Huizenga School of Business
MBA in Finance
August 2010

 

Specialization
Accounting, Business Valuation, Finance, Marketing, Forecasting, Business Strategy

 

Employment
Fishkind Litigation Services, Inc.
Formerly Fishkind & Associates, Inc. 2005 to Present
Chief Financial Officer
Expert Witness

Inductive Logic Systems, Inc. 2001 – 2005
Vice President
Chief Financial Officer

Byron Walden & Associates 1999 – 2001
Owner
Accounting and Tax Practice

Irvine Mechanical, Inc. 1997 – 1999
Chief Operations Officer
Controller

AT&T Corporation 1984 – 1997
Tax Compliance Manager
Special Projects – Foreign Tax Compliance
Special Projects – DECCO Settlement

 

Professional Designations

  • •Certified Public Accountant (CPA) (Florida), September 2006
  • •AICPA, Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), February 2009
  • •NACVA, Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), January 2009
  • •NACVA, Business Valuation Training, August 2007
  • •AICPA, National Business Valuation School, May 2007
  • •AICPA, Valuing Goodwill and Intangible Assets, November 2006
  • •Florida Real Estate Sales License
  • •Member of Business Brokers of Florida

 

Professional Articles Authored or Co-Authored

  • •”Correctly Calculating the Present Value of Future Medical Costs in Personal Injury Cases” January/February 2015, The Value Examiner

 

Teaching Experience

  • •Valencia College, Adjunct Faculty
  • •Orange County Bar Association, February 2007 CLE Course, “What Every Litigator Needs to Know About Measuring Commercial Damages.”
  • •Continuing Legal Education:
    • -Calculating Wrongful Injury Damages
    • -Business Valuation Basics

 

Select Client List

Akerman
Bell Roper

Boatman Ricci

Burr Forman

Coleman Yovanovich

Conrad Scherer

De la Parte & Gilbert

Fulmer Leroy Albee

Fisher Rushmer

Foley Lardner
Gunster
Hill Ward Henderson

Holland & Knight

Morgan & Morgan

Nabors Giblin

Pendas Law

Smolker Bartlett

Tobin Reyes

Weiss Handler Cornwell

BP

Cemex/CSR/Rinker

City of Miami

FPL

State of Florida

U.S. Department of Justice

Waste Managemen

Court and testimony data, and expert reports that were authored/co-authored are available upon request.