Mr. Grushkin is an advisor for Soteria Intelligence and brings thirty-plus years of executive experience to the company. His background includes chairing the private equity and venture capital practice group of DHR International, the 5th largest executive search firm in the United States, eleven years with Arthur Young & Company (now Ernst & Young) as a Principal and director of the firm’s Executive Search and Organization Development Consulting Practice. He was also a member of AY’s Real Estate Industry Specialty Practice Group.
Over the last seven years, as Managing Director of Cost Segregation Initiatives (CSI), Mr. Grushkin has directed cost segregation studies for developers, investors and owners/users of properties that cover the gamut of property types and vertical markets. Property types run from million-dollar owner/user office condominiums to $200,000,000 in Senior Living Facilities, fast food franchise locations, hotels, high-end restaurants, manufacturing facilities, medical office buildings, shopping centers, multi-family housing, and auto dealerships, to name a few.
Mr. Grushkin was also Chief Operating Officer of Edward Carpenter & Associates, a group of five consulting companies specializing in the start-up and ongoing consultation to financial institutions in the areas of economic feasibility, capital formation, governance, mergers and acquisitions, and business and regulatory affairs. In addition to his executive search and consulting experience, Joel has also held positions of CEO, COO, and Vice President Corporate Development at either the holding company or operating company levels in conglomerates with holdings in real estate development, homebuilding, financial services, mortgage banking, retail/entertainment, and automotive.
Mr. Grushkin has been active in the business communities of Southern California since 1971. He has been a guest lecturer at San Diego State University and University of California-Berkeley, Orange County Corporate Directors Forum, and the San Diego Venture Group. He is a past member of the Board of Directors of DHR International, the San Diego Venture Group, and Compliance Coach Inc.