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Team

Meet our team of financial experts

Lorenzo Nourafchan

Lorenzo Nourafchan

Founder, Managing Partner, CEO

Lorenzo Nourafchan

Founder, Managing Partner, CEO

With nearly 20 years of proven success in the financial sector, Lorenzo brings a wealth of knowledge to a variety of clients in the cannabis, technology, and entertainment industries.

Having served as Senior Vice President of Finance for a leading film and TV studio, his past engagements range from startup and M & A support to complex financial modeling and ERP integration.

Lorenzo offers clients a versatile background that will help to transform all aspects of their corporate finance function. Leveraging an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship, he has advised on deal analysis and fundraising as well as strategy, modeling, budgeting and forecasting. With a proven history of consulting on valuation of equity and capital allocation decisions, high-profile clients have trusted him to advise on internal business processes leading to improved performance for over 15 years.

 Areas of Expertise:

  • Complex Financial Modeling
  • Financial Planning & Analysis
  • Budgeting and Forecasting
  • ERP and Accounting System Integration
  • Strategy and Planning
  • Fundraising and M & A Support
Moshe Kotkes

Moshe Kotkes

Partner, COO

Moshe Kotkes

Partner, COO

A seasoned CPA, Moshe brings over 20 years of corporate finance and accounting experience to solving complex accounting challenges.

Leveraging a successful history as a CFO and Controller within the technology, entertainment, and cannabis industries, Moshe has led consulting engagements that include traditional financial services, startup support, fundraising, and financial modeling.

An expert in financial strategy and forecasting, he brings a practical and impactful approach learned through classical training in the big 4 accounting firms. He also specializes in ensuring companies are audit-ready and helps to create accounting functions that are effective, efficient, and poised for long-term scalability.

 

Areas of Expertise:

  • Audit Supervision
  • Startup Advisory & Support
  • Dynamic Financial Modeling
  • Controllership and Treasury Duties
  • Economic Strategy and Forecasting
Nicolo Nourafchan

Nicolo Nourafchan

Head of Legal and Business Development

Nicolo Nourafchan

Head of Legal and Business Development

Nicolo brings 15 years of experience and significant credentials to his work with clients as a strategic advisor, our own in-house counsel, and senior business development professional.

Having spent 6 years with top New York-based M&A corporate law firms, Nicolo also boasts an MSc from Oxford University and a J.D. from Yale Law School.

Nicolo has vast experience in complex legal M & A consulting for transactions ranging from $10 million to close to $350 million. He assisted the Mark Gordon Company in a sale to eOne for $342m and specializes in advising clients concerning the drafting, negotiation, and performance of contracts for the sale of portions of the business.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Strategic Advisory (legal)
  • Business Financing and Capital Raising
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • Contract Review
  • In-House Counsel
Bryan Golerkansky

Bryan Golerkansky

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Bryan Golerkansky

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Bryan is a contractor at NBCUniversal managing the forecast, review and issuance of profit participation payments for investors and third-party talent. Previously, Bryan spent 7 years performing motion picture and television profit participation reviews of several major studios within the Contract Compliance & Forensics practice at Green Hasson Janks.

Bryan has also been involved with several litigation matters involving major studios and film investor deals.  His other experiences include corporate financial reporting at The Walt Disney Company and performing GAAP financial audits within various industries at the national public accounting firm, J.H. Cohn.

Bryan is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Finance from California State University, Northridge.  He is currently a candidate for the Marshall MBA program at the University of Southern California.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Third Party Profit Participation
  • Entertainment Accounting
  • Motion Picture Distribution
  • Premium Pay & Syndication licensing 
  • Contract Compliance
  • Forecast & Planning 
Brian Walters

Brian Walters

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Brian Walters

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Over the past decade, Brian has led successful executive finance and accounting teams across a diverse group of industries, particularly the cannabis sector.

Leveraging key industry experience, he has advised established companies, start-ups and turnarounds using customized solutions.

Working with companies at every stage of growth and in every segment of the cannabis vertical, Brian has provided controller functions, consulting and tax preparation, and overall accounting expertise. His background includes a Bachelor’s degree and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma, and he is a licensed CPA.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Cannabis
  • Financial Analysis
  • Enterprise Performance Management systems
  • Strategic Planning
  • Start Ups

Contact Us

9454 Wilshire Blvd. STE 642
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

(424) 274-3188

info@nstarfinance.com

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