Ilhan K. Geckil is a Managing Director at Econ One Research, Inc. He has over 20 years of experience in the areas of corporate finance, valuation, expert testimony, and business consulting. He specializes in the application of economics and finance to complex business issues, with a focus on valuation, fairness opinion, economic and commercial damages assessment, strategy, transaction advisory, and public finance.
Mr. Geckil has served as an expert witness on several cases including those for business valuation, franchise valuation, commercial damages, lost profits, breach of contract, and market area disputes in automotive retail, food and beverages, and other franchised industries. His valuation practice includes studies for transaction, restructuring, litigation, and estate and gift tax purposes.
Mr. Geckil’s litigation and non-litigation consulting work has been applied in a range of industries, with significant focus on automotive retail, food and beverages, beer, wine and spirits, hospitality, real estate, and retail sectors. He provides economic forecasts for Bloomberg’s monthly economic survey. He is the author of Applied Game Theory and Strategic Behavior published by the CRC Press in 2009.
Prior to joining Econ One, Mr. Geckil worked as the Managing Partner at Mergen Group, an M&A advisory firm. Prior to that, he worked as the Director of Strategy and Business Valuation at Anderson Economic Group (AEG), an economic consulting and research company. Before AEG, he worked as a Consultant at BBK, Ltd., and an Analyst at PDF Corporate Finance. BBK was a consulting firm which specializes in turnaround management, strategy, and corporate finance. PDF Corporate Finance is an advisory firm which specializes in corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Geckil holds a Master’s degree in economics from the Eli Broad Graduate School of Management at Michigan State University, and a Bachelor’s degree in economics from Koç University in Istanbul, Turkey.