Professionals

J. Armand Musey, CFA
Areas of Expertise
  • Economic Damages Analysis
  • Litigation Support & Investigation
  • Business Valuation
  • Intangible Asset Valuation
Industry Focus
  • Telecom
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Satellites
Certifications
Education
  • B.A., with honors, University of Chicago
  • M.A., Columbia University
  • M.B.A., Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University
  • J.D., cum laude, Northwestern University
J. Armand Musey, CFA
amusey@SummitRidgeGroup.com +1.646.843.9850
  • Armand Musey founded Summit Ridge Group and has over 15 years of equity research, investment banking and consulting experience. Armand has completed dozens of financial valuation, strategic analysis, business development, corporate governance and business plan creation assignments in the communications industry and has experience working on numerous financing and M&A transactions. His involvement with a wide breadth of companies has allowed him to develop a deep understanding of a range of media and telecom issues and the complex web of relationships underlying the sector’s competitive dynamics and associated regulatory issues. His legal background allows him understand the heavily regulated telecom sector. During litigation support assignments, Armand’s legal background also allows him to quickly digest legal documents and identify industry issues likely to be most relevant to the legal team he supports.
  • Prior to founding Summit Ridge Group, Armand led the satellite industry research teams for Banc of America Securities, and later Solomon Smith Barney where he also covered the wireless tower industry. He earned numerous honors as a research analyst including being named to the Institutional Investor “All American” team three times (2000-2002) and the Wall Street Journal “All Star” team. He was ranked the top satellite industry analyst by Greenwich Associates. He was previously president of a boutique investment bank specializing in the satellite, media and telecom industries.
  • Armand regularly speaks at major industry conferences and has been frequently quoted in leading trade publications and by national publications as an expert in communications finance and corporate governance. He authored the highly regarded publication The Spectrum Handbook 2013 and his recent industry research has been published in leading law journals. Armand is a member of the Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA) and is a co-chair of its New York chapter (2016-2018). He is also member of the New York Society of Securities Analysts where he chaired the Corporate Governance Committee from 2007-2009, the CFA Institute and the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) and is the treasurer of its New York Chapter (2017-2018).
  • Armand’s interests include classical music, post-modern philosophy, and mountain climbing. He served on the board of the Riverside Symphony (2008-2010) and as treasurer of the board of the Foucault Society (2005-2009). In 2008, Armand completed a longtime goal of climbing the highest peak on each of the seven continents (the “Seven Summits”), with a successful ascent of Mt. Everest.

John A. Tardio, ASA
Areas of Expertise
  • Economic Damages Analysis
  • Litigation Support & Investigation
Industry Focus
  • Telecom
  • Median and Entertainment
  • Satellites
Certifications
  • Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA)
Education
  • B.S., Binghamton University (SUNY)
  • M.B.A., Simon Business School at University of Rochester
John A. Tardio, ASA
jtardio@SummitRidgeGroup.com +1.646.274.1391
  • John Tardio joined Summit Ridge Group in August 2017 with over 15 years of valuation experience. John has completed dozens of financial valuation, strategic analysis, business development, corporate governance and business plan creation assignments.
  • Prior to joining Summit Ridge Group, John worked for a number of highly regarded valuation and advisory services firms, including Meyers, Harrison & Pia, LLC; WeiserMazars LLP; Empire Valuation Consultants LLC; Ernst & Young LLP; and Deloitte & Touche LLP.
  • John has presented to industry and business professionals and authored multiple articles related to current valuation issues. He is a member of the American Society of Appraisers.

Fan Jia
Areas of Expertise
  • Accounting
  • Financial Analysis
  • Valuation
Industry Focus
  • Satellite
  • Media
  • Telecom
Education
  • Master of Science in Accounting, St. John’s University, New York
  • Bachelor of Management in Financial Management, Qingdao Technological University
Fan Jia
Fjia@SummitRidgeGroup.com +1.646.274.1348
  • Fan Jia joined Summit Ridge Group as an associate in September 2017. She is focusing on clients’ accounting issues such as financial reports, reconciliations, accounts receivables and accounts payables.
  • Fan has gained extensive accounting and tax experiences through staff accountant roles for CPA firms in Greater New York City area and CA Technologies Inc. in Beijing. After obtaining her master degree from St. John’s University in New York, she joined accounting firms where she received experiences in payroll processing, payroll tax and sales tax.
  • Fan holds a master degree in Accounting and a bachelor degree in Financial Management. She is currently pursuing her CPA license.
  • Away from the office, Fan enjoys traveling, cooking and skydiving.

 

PUBLICATION

  • Research on Problems of the Lack of Enterprise Liquidity. The Science Education Article Collects, ISSN1672-7894