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Our Team:
The Best in Business Valuation

Meet the dedicated and passionate people behind BizEquity

Our team literally wrote the book on business valuation ("The Business Valuation Book"). BizEquity was created by the leading voice in business valuation; the former leader of the largest accounting association in the world that certifies business valuations; a legend in the venture capital industry that helped create 5 different billion dollar companies; and a well known software entrepreneur. Together we have invented and patented a new way to help small businesses and their advisors understand business value better, faster, and more cheaply.

Michael Carter
President & CEO
After years working for legendary tech investor Pete Musser, Mike founded and is CEO of BizEquity. Mike has over 15 years in enterprise software and technology services and has founded three software companies. Mike was CMO of a publicly traded billion dollar Internet company and has been called one of the top 100 people globally in fintech.
Scott Gabehart
VP & Chief Valuation Officer
As a Certified Business Appraiser and Chief Valuation Officer for BizEquity, Scott has overseen the development of the patented valuation algorithm and related valuation report while ensuring that our industry and market data are current and relevant. For the past 20 years, he has been interacting with small business owners actively engaged in buying and selling companies of all types and sizes (as a broker and appraiser) while teaching graduate level private firm valuation and authoring books including "The Business Valuation Book" from Amacom.
Jason Early
Chief Revenue Officer
Jason works with both the sales and marketing teams at BizEquity. He has spent his entire career in financial services, both in practice and in consulting/technology. For seven years as a managing director with Creative Financial Group, and most recently as CRO at Hoopis, an innovative training and development consultancy out of Chicago. Jason sits on the Alumni board of the American College, American Ireland Fund Philadelphia, and the Brian H. Early Foundation.
Amir Tahvildaran
Chief Technology Officer
Amir works on the Engineering team across the entire stack. Previously Amir learned, worked, and taught at Drexel University.
Phil Calamia
Chief Financial Officer
Phil brings a wealth of experience to the BizEquity team having been involved with technology organizations ranging from ‘pre-revenue’ to publicly traded companies throughout his career. Phil has extensive experience helping Boards and Investors navigate through transitions while determining and achieving desired results. Phil was formerly CFO of KEYW, AuthenTec (sold to Apple) and has led a technology IPO as well as numerous acquisitions and divestitures.
Deborah Hwang
Chief of Staff
Deborah is the Chief of Staff to the CEO at BizEquity. Deborah has over 15 years in sales and marketing as the National Talent Director, consulting in talent development. She worked alongside the CEOs wearing multiple hats. She managed schedules, clients, teams. She established critical partnerships, responsible for strategic planning, revenue, personnel management, liaised between internal and external departments for her clients, agents, events, and CEOs. She is a board of director for a nonprofit organization and a youth workforce program mentor.
James Barnes
VP of Engineering
Drexel Alumni and Software Engineer, James is responsible for maintaining the platform and providing technical solutions for business needs.
Gwen Legendy
Director of Marketing
Gwen is the Director of Demand Generation, responsible for developing BizEquity's marketing and lead generation strategy along with deploying digital, email, and social media campaigns for the company. She has nearly a decade of experience working in finance and tech, leading marketing and partnership strategy, constructing go-to-market and brand awareness initiatives for startups and third parties. She considers herself a bit of a "data analytics nerd" and enjoys exploring newly released technologies, platforms, and products.
John Hallinan
Director of Sales
John is the Director of Sales at BizEquity. Along with overseeing sales within the insurance and banking verticals, he provides support and guidance for over 200 white-labels of the BizEquity product. John was formerly a Sales Leader at WB Mason and Former VP of Sales at Hallinan Inc.
Brent Heflin
Director of Business Development
Brent manages our sales pipeline for prospective Wealth Management clients. He works to bring the power of business valuation to wealth managers and financial advisors.
Eric Kane
Senior Creative Developer
Eric is our Senior Creative Developer responsible for the UX, UI, and front end development of our app. Since the earliest days of BizEquity Eric has driven the user experience and product design of BizEquity. He also implements the front end for our ever growing range of features and products.
Rafal Bobko
Software Developer
Rafal is a Full Stack Software Engineer on the BizEquity team. Originally from Poland, Rafal is a passionate and hardworking individual. In recent years he has worked as a software developer at BDP International, while simultaneously working on his own projects. Rafal specializes in backend development and is excited to share his knowledge along with learn from BizEquity’s Team.
Mike Gola
Director of Strategic Accounts
Mike has spent his entire career in the financial services industry. He most recently worked for five years as an external wholesaler with Lincoln Financial growing sales in the Upstate NY and Western PA markets.
Cal Parker
Accountant Channel Manager
Cal graduated from Elon University in 2017, where he studied Marketing. Cal is in charge of marketing and lead generation for the sales team. He continues to look for new areas of marketing and business development where BizEquity can grow and make new relationships.
Jack Oakes
Head of Client Success
Jack graduated from The Catholic University of America in 2017 where he was a member of the Men's Varsity Lacrosse Team. Before BizEquity, Jack worked in the financial services industry at BlackRock. In his free time he enjoys anything outdoors, hanging out with friends, and exploring the Philadelphia social and food scene.
Jack St. Amour
Client Success Associate
Jack was born and raised in Delaware County, PA. He attended Villanova University graduating in 2018. Before starting at BizEquity, Jack worked in the financial services industry at Hartford Funds. In his free time he enjoys playing golf and hanging with friends and family.
Joe Monaghan
Bank Channel Manager
Joe is a 2017 graduate of Chestnut Hill college, where he was a two-year captain of the baseball team. Prior to joining BizEquity, Joe worked for FS Investments and Hirtle Callaghan. In his spare time he enjoys playing golf, tennis, and hopes to soon begin competing in triathlons.
Justin Bajek
Sales Development Representative
Justin is a 2020 graduate from the University of Delaware, where he majored in Finance and Wealth Management. Prior to BizEquity, Justin worked in the financial services industry for a financial advisor with Ameriprise Financial and is now pursuing a career in software sales. In his free time, Justin enjoys golfing, watching sports, and hanging out with friends and family.
Christopher Hogan
Sales Development Representative
C.J. was born and raised in Rochester, NY. He graduated from Loyola University Maryland in 2018 with a degree in Bachelor of Business Administration with a focus in finance. Before starting at BizEquity he worked at SEI Investments in the advisor network and more recently worked for Captive Capital Corporation providing commercial financing solutions. He has an obsession with cars both classic and modern and also enjoys golfing, long boarding and traveling in his free time.
Daniel Wilson
Sales Development Representative
As part of the SDR team, Dan plays a critical role in building out the sales pipeline. He is a 2016 graduate of Susquehanna University with a degree in Accounting and Information Systems. Before joining BizEquity, Dan worked in public accounting in New York City, and more recently in a Strategic & Financial Planning and Analysis function in the financial services industry.
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