Managing Director


As a Director of Mosaic Capital, LLC, Stan Deakin heads up the firm's business valuation practice. Stan has valued a wide variety of businesses and business interests during the past 30 years, including businesses with sales ranging from less than $100,000 to more than $600 million.

Stan is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and member of the Los Angeles Society of Financial Analysts. He also is an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA), designated by the American Society of Appraisers with specialization in business valuation.

Over the past 30 years, Stan has applied his business valuation expertise to a wide variety of assignments, including estate and gift tax planning, litigation support, employee stock ownership plans, allocation of purchase price, S corporation conversions, fairness opinions, goodwill loss or impairment, and M&A as well as buy-sell planning.

Stan’s industry experience covers all major sectors of business. Industry sectors include manufacturing of durable and non-durable goods, retailing and wholesale trade, advertising and communications firms, business and personal services, real estate investment/operating firms, financial and insurance service firms, transportation companies, agriculture and construction firms, biotechs, and high tech firms. Stan has refined his skills as an expert witness in over 100 assignments, having testified in both Superior Court and Federal District Court.

Stan received his BA in Mathematics from Colgate University in 1965, and earned an MBA in Finance from Portland State University in 1975. Stan has attended and conducted many professional courses and seminars relating to valuation of businesses, business interests and intangible assets during the past 25 years.

Stan's business valuation career began in 1969 at Willamette Management Associates, working for Shannon Pratt, CFA, FASA, a leading author and authority in the field of business valuation. As Vice President, he managed diverse projects and services, including valuing business interests in closely held and publicly traded companies, preparing research reports on publicly traded companies and editing research publications.

Stan later moved to Los Angeles working as an independent financial analyst, and in 1984 joined a Big 5 international accounting firm where he became a Principal. For the next seven years, he directed a wide range of valuation engagements for publicly traded and privately held companies.

Stan lives near Thousand Oaks with his wife and two sons. He enjoys classical music and sports, including working with kids in community sports programs.