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
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
  • Completed American Society of Appraisers business valuation and intangible asset value curriculum
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.
  • 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 for 2016-2017. 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.
  • 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.