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Marnie Silver

Marnie is a Director at MDD Forensic Accountants’ Toronto office. Previously she was a Vice President at a business valuation firm in Toronto and led the valuation practice at a mid-size firm for over a decade.

With over 20 years of experience in forensic accounting and business valuation, her expertise includes litigation accounting and quantification of damages concerning breach of contract, business interruption, expropriation, shareholder oppression and family law.

Marnie’s key practice areas involve the preparation of business valuations for shareholder disputes, estate planning, shareholder oppression, and family law matters. Her family law experience also includes determining income for child and spousal support purposes. In addition, Marnie also performs critical analysis and commentary of reports prepared by other experts.

Marnie has worked on a broad range of engagements across Canada, spanning various industries, including manufacturing, software and technology development, communication and media, pharmaceutical, automobile, retail, professional practices, and service firms.

She has been qualified as an expert witness and has provided testimony in the Ontario Superior court at trial and mediation proceedings. She has prepared or assisted in the preparation of numerous expert reports.

Marnie has conducted numerous seminars and workshops on the subject of business valuations.

She graduated from the University of Western Ontario, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree. She has a Masters of Business Administration from York University. Marnie also holds a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Business Valuator, and Accredited Business Valuator Designations and is Certified in Financial Forensics by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Jacob Stewart

Jacob is a Manager at MDD Forensic Accountants’ Toronto office.

Jacob’s practice specializes in business valuations, quantifying economic damages related to personal injury & wrongful death, business disputes & shareholder disputes, litigation support, divorce & marital disputes, and fraud & investigations.

His industry experience includes automotive, professional services, manufacturing, healthcare, and agriculture.

Jacob completed his Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting (Honours) degree from the University of Guelph and received the Academic Excellence in Accounting Award in 2018. Jacob holds a Chartered Business Valuation designation.

Roman Prytula

Roman joined MDD Forensic Accountants’ Calgary office in 2015 as a Staff Accountant. He is currently a Manager at the firm’s Calgary office.

Roman’s practice area expertise includes business interruption, energy, extra expenses, litigation, lost profits, mining & refining, oil & gas and power generation. He has also been active in the catastrophe services area, quantifying economic damages that occurred as a result of the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfires.

Roman has handled assignments across a wide range of industries including commercial rental properties, food manufacturing, forest products industries, hospital & health care facilities, hotels & resorts, manufacturing, medical & dental practices, oil & gas, transmission & distribution and retail & wholesale.

He is fluent in English, Ukrainian and Russian and proficient in Danish and French and is a graduate of Aarhus University with a Master of Science, Finance and International Business and Kyiv National Economic University with a Bachelor of International Economics.

John Timbol

John joined MDD Forensic Accountants’ Vancouver office in 2012 as a Co-op student. He is now a Manager at the firm.

John’s practice specializes in quantifying economic damages related to business interruption, extra expenses, personal injury & wrongful death, lost profits, and stock & contents.

John’s industry experience includes agriculture, retail and wholesale, restaurants, hotel and resorts, medical and dental practices, mining, and pulp and paper.

He has presented seminars on the topic of economic damage quantification and has worked in the catastrophe services area on files relating to the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfires and the 2017 British Columbia wildfires.

John received his Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) with concentrations in Accounting and Management Information Systems from Simon Fraser University.

Conor Paxton

Conor joined MDD Forensic Accountants in 2013. He is a Senior Manager / Vice President at the firm’s Kingston office.

Conor has been involved in several investigations involving the quantification of economic damages in insurance and litigation matters. These assignments have been related to business interruption, extra expenses/increased costs, expropriation, fidelity, surety, downtime losses, lost profits, stock & contents, accident benefits, business valuations and personal injury & wrongful death matters.

He has vast experience in the retail and wholesale, agricultural, manufacturing, restaurants, power generation, residential and commercial rental properties, hotel and hospitality, professional practices and healthcare sectors.

Conor has presented numerous seminars and workshops to insurance and legal professionals on topics such as business interruption, accident benefits, fraud investigations, basics of financial statements and pecuniary claims/damage analysis.

He received his Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Economics and Accounting from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Brad Wilcott

Brad joined MDD Forensic Accountants in 2013. He is a Senior Manager / Vice President at the firm’s Halifax office.

Brad’s forensic accounting practice specializes in matters related to business interruption, extra expenses/increased costs, fraud, stock & contents and lost profits.

He has worked on assignments in the following sectors: retail and wholesale, manufacturing, restaurants, hotels and hospitality, maritime, fisheries and professional services.

Brad has presented seminars to insurance professionals on the subjects of business interruption and stock & contents losses.

He received both his Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Masters of Business Administration degrees from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

 

Dean Das

Dean is a Partner/Senior Vice President in MDD Forensic Accountants’ Calgary office, where he specializes in providing disputes analysis, quantification of economic losses, valuations, forensic accounting and litigation support work.

Dean’s professional practice focuses on matters arising from a wide range of disputes which include breach of contract, shareholder disputes, matrimonial disputes, intellectual property infringement/ misrepresentation/ negligence (and other civil torts), and expropriations.

He has participated in assignments in a broad spectrum of industries such as oil and gas, power generation and distribution, agriculture, commercial real-estate, retail, wholesale, construction, hotels and resorts, restaurants, pharmaceuticals, financial services and manufacturing.

Dean has qualified as an expert witness and is experienced in providing testimony in that capacity for the Court of Queen’s Bench, Alberta. Dean has also been involved with numerous arbitrations and mediations.

Dean regularly conducts seminars and workshops on the topics of business valuation, quantification of economic losses, guideline income calculations, and financial statement preparation and accounting.

He earned his Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from McMaster University’s DeGroote School of Business.

Ephraim Stulberg

Ephraim specializes in the areas of business valuation, economic loss quantification and investigative accounting. He has provided expert evidence in court and at arbitration. He has worked on matters across Canada, as well as the United States, Europe, South America, the Middle East and Asia.

Ephraim has prepared economic loss quantification reports involving intellectual property infringement, professional negligence, breach of contract, physical damage and personal injury. He has completed numerous assignments involving first-party and third-party insurance coverage and leads MDD Canada’s cyber insurance loss group.

Ephraim has provided business valuation reports in a variety of contexts, including contractual and shareholder disputes, expropriation, physical damage, matrimonial disputes, income tax reporting, corporate reorganizations, bankruptcy, as well as in the negotiated purchase and sale of companies or shares.

Ephraim has conducted financial investigations in the context of partnership and shareholder disputes and estate disputes and has also investigated numerous employee thefts.

Ephraim has experience in a wide variety of industries, including oil and gas, construction, power generation, computer software, franchising, manufacturing, real estate, media/communications, professional services and medical supplies/healthcare.

Ephraim is a frequent contributor to various financial and legal publications. He has published numerous pieces in Lawyers Weekly, Lawyer’s Daily and Law Times, and has authored or co-authored numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals, including the CICBV’s Journal of Business Valuation, the American Bar Association’s Franchise Law Journal, and the Canadian Intellectual Property Review. He received an award from the Ontario Bar Association in 2014 for one of his publications. He is a past member of the CICBV’s Publications and Research Committee. He was named the CICBV’s “Communicator of the Year” in 2019.

Ephraim has delivered presentations for the Ontario Bar Association, the Canadian Franchise Association, the Canadian Defence Lawyers, the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, the Toronto Intellectual Property Group, the Ontario Expropriation Association, the CBV Institute, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, as well as to various individual law firms and corporations in Ontario, Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan and British Columbia.

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Jarrett Reaume

Jarrett joined MDD Forensic Accountants’ Toronto office in 2011. In 2012, he moved to Halifax to open the firm’s Atlantic Canada office. He is a Partner/Senior Vice President at this location.

Jarrett has been involved in hundreds of investigations involving the quantification of economic damages in insurance and litigation matters. These assignments have been related to business interruption, expropriation, stock & contents, product liability & recall, business valuations and personal injury & wrongful death. He also has strong forensic accounting experience in the area of family law and a solid understanding of taxation and assurance.

Jarrett has been engaged across a wide range of industries, including: retail and wholesale, agriculture, aquaculture, forestry, mining, construction, hotel, travel, power generation, professional practices, residential and commercial rental properties, trucking, transportation, manufacturing, communications, not-for-profit, co-operatives and restaurants.

Jarrett has provided expert testimony before the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia, the Court of Queen’s Bench of New Brunswick and at arbitration in Ontario. In addition, he has testified at examination for discovery and supplied litigation support to numerous MDD clients.

Jarrett has prepared and delivered seminars to many of Canada’s leading insurers and law firms on economic loss, business interruption and business valuation.

Jarrett is a graduate of Brock University where he received his Bachelor of Accounting (Honours) degree. He also has a Diploma in Investigative and Forensic Accounting from the University of Toronto.

Scott Schellenberg

Scott joined MDD Forensic Accountants’ Toronto office in 2005. He opened the Calgary location in 2006 and the Edmonton location in 2011. He is a key member of MDD’s Global Energy team, the regional Oil & Gas Coordinator for Canada and is a Partner/Senior Vice President at the firm.

Scott has practiced exclusively in litigation supportbusiness valuation and forensic accounting for more than 15 years.  This work has included breach of contract, shareholder disputes, expropriationdivorce & marital disputesfraudcatastrophe servicespersonal injury & wrongful deathproduct liability & product recall, business interruptionextra expensesbuilders’ risk claims & soft cost claimsstock & contents, and physical damages. He also has extensive experience in the catastrophe services area, managing MDD’s response to claims that occurred as a result of the 2011 Slave Lake wildfire, 2013 Alberta floods and 2016 Fort McMurray wildfires.

Scott’s assignments have encompassed a broad range of industries including oil & gaspower generation and distribution, agriculture, automotive, food and beverage manufacturing, construction, chemical manufacturing, hotels and resortsshipping/ transportation industries, real estate, retail and wholesale.

In addition to qualifying as an expert witness and providing testimony in The Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, he has provided mediation and arbitration services and acted as an Appraiser under the Insurance Act.

He has conducted numerous seminars and workshops on the subject of economic damage quantification.

Scott graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. He received his Diploma in Investigative and Forensic Accounting from the University of Toronto.

Mark Gain

Mark joined MDD Forensic Accountants’ Toronto office in 2004. Prior to joining MDD, Mark was a partner at a large national accounting firm.  He is the practice leader for litigation services in Canada and is a Partner/Senior Vice President at the firm.

With more than 30 years’ forensic accounting expertise, Mark has conducted over 2000 investigations. Some of the areas he’s worked in include loss of income, expropriations damage quantifications, fraud and employee defalcations, intellectual property assessments involving patents & copyrights, personal injury & wrongful death, breach of contract and product liability & recall.

Mark’s assignments have covered a wide range of industries including automotive, power generation, mining and refining, steel manufacturing, oil and gas, construction, chemical manufacturing, hotels and resorts, retail and wholesale and transportation.  

Mark provides litigation support in business disputes, shareholder and partner disputes and business income loss matters. He has provided expert testimony before the Superior Court of Ontario, The Alberta Court of the Queen’s Bench, The Supreme Court of Nova Scotia and in the Federal Court of Canada – as well as expert testimony on the financial viability of an entity’s operations in both criminal and civil proceedings. 

Mark has acted on numerous occasions as an Appraiser under the Insurance Act and has been appointed to act as Umpire. He has also been appointed by the RCMP and Anti-Rackets Section of the Ontario Provincial Police to oversee in-house forensic accounting services.

He is a much sought after speaker and seminar leader on the subject of business interruption and loss of income claims.

Mark received his Bachelor of Commerce degree from McMaster University where he graduated summa cum laude.