Jack Berka

Jack Berka

Senior Managing Director
Global Head of Financial Advisory Services

Mr. Berka is a Senior Managing Director at Houlihan Lokey and Global Head of the firm’s Financial Advisory Services business. He was a member of the Board of Directors prior to Houlihan Lokey’s IPO in August 2015. Mr. Berka is based in the firm’s Los Angeles office.

A frequent speaker at conferences and symposia, Mr. Berka was a 25-year senior member of the American Society of Appraisers, a 15-year member of the Valuation Advisory Committee of the ESOP Association, and an instructor in the “Valuation of Business” continuing education course for the California, Oregon, and Washington CPA Societies. He also has testified as an expert witness in valuation matters in court and has been engaged by government agencies to conduct valuation-related work. In addition, he was the managing editor of Financial Valuation: Businesses and Business Interests, published by Warren, Gorham, and Lamont, and has authored numerous articles on valuation topics in a variety of publications.

Before joining Houlihan Lokey, Mr. Berka was a Financial Analyst in the Corporate Investments Department of Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., where he analyzed the feasibility and structure of Metropolitan’s debt and equity participation in leveraged buyout transactions.

Mr. Berka holds a B.S. from Oregon State University and an MBA from the University of Oregon.

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