Zain Ahmed
Principal (Non-CPA Consultant)
Charlotte, NC - SouthPark
Industry Focus
  • Hospitality & Restaurants
  • Technology & Life Sciences
  • Transportation & Logistics
  • Manufacturing & Distribution
Service Areas
  • Valuation Services


Zain is a Principal in the Forensics & Valuation Services practice, joining DHG in June 2018 with 20+ years of experience. He has managed and executed 300+ valuation engagements for transactions, including cross-border deals in over a dozen countries. Such engagements have involved the valuations of business enterprises and shareholders’ equity, real estate, inventory, and other assets for transaction pricing, financing, regulatory reporting and tax purposes, including fairness opinions, purchase price allocations (ASC 805 and IFRS 3R), stock compensation (ASC 718 and goodwill impairment (ASC 350, IAS 36).

Zain’s industry experience includes: Transportation & Logistics, Industrial Manufacturing, Energy/Oil & Gas, Hotels & Hospitality, Retail, Restaurants (QSR and Casual Dining), Healthcare & Life Sciences, Consumer Products, Telecommunications, Technology & Software, and Food & Beverage.

Zain’s background includes working for one of the nation’s top financial institutions, two Big Four firms, and four other nationally ranked accounting firms. From 2012 through 2016, Zain served as the valuation services market leader for a Big Four firm in the Carolinas region, providing services primarily to Fortune 1000, private equity groups and their investees, and other privately-held upper middle-market corporate clients.

Zain is an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) as designated by the American Society of Appraisers.


Professional Organizations
  • American Society of Appraisers
  • Masters, Business
    Pennsylvania State University
  • Bachelors, Economics
    University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

In the Community

Civic Organizations
  • Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Charlotte



  • Accredited Senior Appraiser - 57243