Corporate Office

With its Corporate Office located in Los Angeles, CFAW has over 30 offices in the United States, India, Belgium, Denmark, Ireland, Netherlands, Switzerland, United Kingdom and Mexico. The Corporate Office oversees strategic planning, systems & infrastructure, business development and continuing education. CFAW is owned by the professionals who manage the regional offices and make up the Board of Directors. Clients work directly with the professionals in a local office who are supported by the corporate function and by specialized Industry Practice Groups.

Chairman and CEO, Jim Zipursky

Peter HeydenrychJim Zipursky joined Corporate Finance Associates in 1990 and has become an integral part of CFAW's leadership team. He was elected Chairman and CEO in 2018. Jim also serves as Chairman of CFAW's Membership Committee and is CFAW's representative to the International Business Law Consortium and International Corporate Finance Group. He was elected Vice Chairman in 2016. He has successfully led more than 150 completed transactions, the majority involving founder/owner operated businesses. Jim holds FINRA Series 63 and 79 securities licenses.

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Vice Chairman, David Sinyard

David SinyardDavid Sinyard joined Corporate Finance Associates in 2009 and has been a part of the leadership team the past 8 years. He serves as Compliance Officer for Corporate Finance Securities, CFAW's affiliated broker dealer. David is also a member of the board of directors of both First Landmark Bank in Marietta, Georgia and Gainesville, Georgia based non-profit Our Neighbor Inc. His over thirty-five-year career includes 12 years with a boutique investment bank, seven years as CFO and COO of two private equity start-ups, seven years as SVP Corporate Finance and Development and Treasurer at the world’s largest hotel company and eight years in the commercial real estate finance industry.

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Corporate Staff

Director of Operations, Kim Levin

Kim LevinKim Levin joined Corporate Finance Associates Worldwide in 2009 as Director of Operations.  As a former Account Executive with Shearson Lehman Hutton, Kim brings a strong financial background to her role in CFAW’s Corporate Office.  Under her direction, the corporate office provides centralized branding, public relations, accounting and support services for the offices across the United States and India. She has a BA in Criminal Justice from Cal State Fullerton and holds FINRA Series 62, 79, 24 and Series 63 securities licenses.

Finance Manager, Ellen Aistars

Ellen AistarsEllen joined Corporate Finance Associates Worldwide in 2010 to manage accounting, audit and assisting with broker/dealer compliance. Prior to joining CFAW, Ellen worked at Ingram Micro as a Manager of Financial Planning and Analysis. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Long Beach State and an MBA in Accounting and Finance from Pepperdine University.


Marketing, Jeannine Simonian

Jeannine SimonianJeannine joined Corporate Finance Associates Worldwide in 2017 to administer marketing programs and research. Prior to joining CFAW, Jeannine worked at Solectron, Inc. as an Executive Assistant to Investor Relations. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Business from KV Business School in Zurich, Switzerland and an BA in German Literature from California State University, Northridge. She also took graduate courses at the University of California, Los Angeles in German Literature and Linguistics.