John Garrison oversees Kivu’s financial management, operations and corporate strategy. John has over 18 years of financial experience in corporate financial roles, litigation consulting and as an auditor with a Big 4 accounting firm. Additionally, he consults on financial forensic and economic damages matters.
Prior to joining Kivu, John held senior roles at international consulting and Big 4 accounting firms, such as FTI Consulting, Navigant and Deloitte, where he directed litigation consulting engagements for matters involving economic damages and forensic accounting. He has provided expert testimony in deposition regarding economic damages and has significant experience calculating damages and providing expert witness services in intellectual property, commercial and securities litigation matters. John’s consulting projects have covered a wide range of industries, including software, semiconductors, Internet, telecommunications, manufacturing, real estate, financial institutions, healthcare, consumer credit scoring and consumer electronics.
John also has experience in corporate financial management and operations. Prior to his work in litigation consulting, he was the Controller for a national medical services company and Director of Finance for ZipRealty.com, an Internet-based national real estate firm. John began his career as an Auditor at KPMG.
John holds an MBA from U.C. Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from San Diego State University and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).