Master of Business Administration, University of North Florida Bachelor of Business Administration – Accounting, University of North Florida Continuing legal education instructor for business valuation, Florida Bar Association. Continuing education instructor for business valuation, Florida Small Business Development Center Network—Senior Business Analysts. Continuing education instructor for business valuation, Financial Planners Association. Licensed Florida real estate agent. Member, Florida Cooperating Business Brokers Association.
Charter member, First Coast Venture Capital Group; former Director and Vice Chairman of Safe Harbor, Inc., a not-for-profit home for boys; former Director, President and Chairman of the board of directors of Pine Castle, Inc., a not-for-profit community agency serving the needs of mentally disabled adults; and former member, board of directors, St. Johns River City Band, Inc., a community agency dedicated to the enrichment of the arts in north Florida. Former member, board of directors – South Council, Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce and member of the Leadership Jacksonville Class of 1987.
Mr. Birong, who is a Certified Business Appraiser, Certified Valuation Analysis and Certified Management Consultant, is Principal of Birong Associates, LLC located in Jacksonville, Florida. He has provided business valuation and business management consulting services to over 500 companies since 1993 with annual revenues ranging from $100,000 to over $500 million. Prior to the formation of Birong Associates Mr. Birong was a principal of a middle market investment banking firm and has held senior and executive management positions with privately owned companies as well as an American Stock Exchange (NYSE Amex Equities) company and a New York Stock Exchange company. He has provided valuation services for divestitures and acquisitions, buy/sell agreements, limited partnerships, minority interest buyouts and disputes, marital dissolution, Subchapter “S” elections, litigation support, estate and gift tax planning and the pursuit of venture capital in over seventy industries. Mr. Birong is a Qualified Appraiser, as defined under the Pension Protection Act of 2006 and Internal Revenue Code Section 6695A(c), and a Qualified Source for independent valuations as defined under SBA SOP 50 10 5(f). He also provides intermediary consulting services to clients in connection with acquisitions and divestitures of equity interests in corporate entities and has been qualified as an expert witness in litigation involving business valuation.