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Management Team

Shannon Lowther, CFA, ASA, ABV

Managing Partner, CEO

Shannon Lowther is the founder and Managing Partner of Central Pacific Valuation. She is a specialist in performing business, business interest and intangible asset valuations.

Experience

Shannon has 15+ years of valuation experience and a total of over 20 years of financial services experience. She has served a varied and global client base ranging from small closely-held companies to large multinational corporations, as well as venture capital and private equity funds.

Shannon performs valuations for transaction support, financial reporting, strategic analysis, and tax planning purposes.  She has served clients across a range of industries. Prior to forming Central Pacific Valuation, Shannon was a Director with the San Francisco and London valuation practices of Grant Thornton LLP, a global accounting and advisory firm. Before that, she worked for the San Francisco/Silicon Valley valuation practices of KPMG LLP and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

Professional Qualifications and Memberships

  • Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®)
  • Accredited in Business Valuations (ABV®)
  • Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA)
  • Member, Forensic and Valuation Section of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

Education

  • MBA, Finance, UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management
  • BA with Honors, International Relations, University of Redlands (elected to Phi Beta Kappa)

Blog

  • Read Shannon’s blog posts here.

Kevin Lowther

Managing Member, COO

Kevin Lowther is responsible for the research and financial modeling aspects of client engagements. He is also responsible for the operational aspects of the company.

Experience

Kevin has 25 years of international financial services experience including stockbroking, funds management and financial market data management.

Kevin worked in the financial markets in New Zealand both as an investment banking analyst and equity research analyst. He then became country manager for IRESS Technology providing information and trading products to financial services firms. He then moved to London where he was a director at a specialist management consultancy before joining Reuters as a global business manager in their institutional equities division overseeing and developing a portfolio of information products.

Kevin then returned to advising tier-1 banks and buyside institutions on data management, governance, business process outsourcing, compliance and information management. Kevin’s last role in London was that as a management consultant at a major UK wealth manager.

Professional Qualifications

  • Capital Markets Certification, New Zealand Stock Exchange
  • Candidate Member, American Society of Appraisers, Business Valuation

Education

  • Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting & Finance, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Certificate of Proficiency International Finance, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Certificate of Proficiency Commercial Law, University of Auckland, New Zealand