Michael Gilburd

Over the past several decades, Michael Gilburd has prepared valuations and assisted in debt and equity placements from tens of thousands to millions and hundreds of millions of dollars while working for major financial companies.

Founded in 1999 by Mr. Gilburd, ValuCorp is a national firm offering expert business valuation services and consulting of creating, improving and preserving value, capital markets and corporate finance advisory, transaction and fairness opinions, restructuring advisory, and management consulting. While serving many industries, ValuCorp specializes in financial institutions, healthcare companies, manufacturing and distribution, professional service firms, energy companies, construction, real estate ventures, and consumer product companies.

Prior to ValuCorp, Mr. Gilburd was:

  • Managing Director of corporate finance for two American Express companies, where he assisted in raising funds for various transactions, including acquisitions and public offerings.
  • National Director of Corporate Finance for BDO USA, one of the nation’s largest accounting and consulting firms, and a member of their International Corporate Finance Committee.

Firm Overview:

ValuCorp™ is a full service business valuation firm specializing in helping clients put to use the expert valuations we prepare for them. We separate ourselves from other firms by adding into the valuation process a mix of insight and expertise that clients and their advisors can integrate into planning, budgeting, business development and liquidity strategies.

ValuCorp® valuations are accurately and cost-effectively prepared for a wide variety of purposes and are always reviewed and signed by an Accredited Senior Business Appraiser licensed by the American Society of Appraisers, our industry’s most prestigious qualifying body. Since 1989 we have worked with clients ranging in size from $500,000 to $500 million, and in business sectors from every corner of the economy. We look forward to working for you in the valuation of your business, professional practice, intellectual property, ESOP, or other assets.

In addition to providing exceptional service in standard valuation matters, ValuCorp® is the exclusive source for The Blueprint for Building Value™, a comprehensive, assessment and action planning tool for creating value in any enterprise. For business owners contemplating liquidity within 5 years, we’ve assembled a respected team of business, financial, personal and estate planning experts to create a Liquidity Roadmap™ (pdf), a coordinated, multi-phase guide to maximizing transactional value.

We’ve packed our website with useful information about valuation types, methodologies and our unique attributes. We encourage you to browse our site, contact us by phone or email, and start gaining from the benefits of becoming a valued ValuCorp® client.

Mark Rodriguez ASA, MRICS

Mark Rodriguez is an Accredited Senior Appraiser with the American Society of Appraisers and a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Mr. Rodriguez is a mechanical engineer with a master’s degree in management. He has been honored by the American Society of Appraisers with a special recognition of his services and contribution to the appraisal profession and organization as he served as President and Vice-President at the Northern New Jersey Chapter No. 073.

Over the course of his 26-year career, Mr. Rodriguez has developed a specialization in domestic and international transactions involving complex valuation matters and special purpose properties.

Mr. Rodriguez has supervised and performed a diversity of valuation, appraisal and consulting engagements, including the valuation of public utilities, independent power producers, complex manufacturing and industrial facilities, commercial buildings, and residential apartments. These valuation advisory assignments were performed for appraisals, market valuations, purchase price allocations, cost segregation studies, litigation support, project financing, transactional pricing, taxation and management reporting purposes. Specifically, these transactions included the valuation of tangible & intangible assets, and goodwill for tax and financial reporting including compliance with Accounting Standards Codification; ASC 805, 350, 410 and 360.

Mr. Rodriguez has analyzed a variety of electric generating facilities and public utility related assets including baseload power plants, capacity and peaking facilities, and transmission and distribution assets. These generating assets included coal, natural gas, hydroelectric, oil, biomass, combined cycle cogeneration, black liquor, resource recovery, and sludge/hazardous waste facilities. In addition, he has analyzed high-voltage transmission lines, electric distribution systems, and substations.

Prior to founding MR Valuation Consulting, LLC, Mr. Rodriguez worked in the valuation group of Deloitte & Touche. There he served as the developer and head of the independent power and public utilities valuation practice performing consulting projects throughout North America, Latin America, and Europe. His previous experience also includes engineering and construction management experience at Dick Corporation with specific expertise in the design and construction of power generation and commercial facilities.


  • ASA, Accredited Senior Appraiser with the American Society of Appraisers – designation in Machinery & Technical Specialties
  • RICS, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • ASME, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • AITF, Appraisal Issues Task Force


  • Real Estate Professional Certificate, Kislak Real Estate Institute, Monmouth University
  • Master of Science in Management, New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology