Investment Banking

Investment Banking Team


Scott Mashuda, CBI

Managing Director

Mr. Mashuda is responsibe for the firm's growth and strategic vision. He has over 17 years of mergers & acquisitions and business valuation experience.  He has represented both public and private companies in matters of sale, purchase, valuation, and restructuring.

In January 2017, Mr. Mashuda was named to the Board of Directors of the M&A Source where he has served as chair of the marketing committee since 2015.  Mr. Mashuda was named one of the 2013 "40 Under 40" top M&A service providers by The M&A Advisor.  He has served as an adjunct professor of entrepreneurial finance at Duquesne University's Palumbo Donahue School of Business and Treasurer of the Allegheny HYP Club.

Prior to founding River's Edge Alliance Group with Mr. Todd Torquato in 2004, Mr. Mashuda served as a senior valuation analyst at accounting firm Ernst & Young.

Todd Torquato, CBI


Mr. Torquato is responsible for the firm's operations, execution, and quality control.  He has over 13 years of business valuation and mergers & acquisitions experience.  He has represented numerous private, closely-held companies in matters of sale, purchase and valuation.

In 2013 Mr. Torquato was named to the Pennsylvania Business Brokers Association board of directors.  He is also a member of the M&A Source and a Certified Business Intermediary.

Prior to co-founding River's Edge Alliance Group with Mr. Scott Mashuda in 2004, Mr. Torquato worked in the manufacturing and operations division of GlaxoSmithKline. 

Cliff Brown, CEPA, CVA, CFP

Director of Valuation & Strategic Planning

Mr. Brown is a Certified Exit Planning Advisor, a Certified Valuation Analyst, and a Certified Financial Planner.  His firm, Navigence, Inc., was acquired by River’s Edge Alliance Group in 2014.  Mr. Brown advises privately-held business owners and their families on continuity, succession, business valuation, transition, and wealth transfer planning.

In additon to founding Navigence, Mr. Brown's resume includes 4 years as a Director in the business and private client consulting division of First Savings Bank of Perkasie, and 11 years as the owner a national consulting practice.

Jaclyn Ring

Senior Transaction Advisor

Mrs. Ring joined River’s Edge Alliance Group in 2013.  She is responsible for client preparation, data collection, development of offering documents, and facilitating all buy-side and sell-side transactions.  Mrs. Ring identifies potential individual and strategic buyers and works closely with other advisors to facilitate each transaction to closing with the greatest attention to detail and confidentiality.  

Prior to joining River’s Edge Alliance Group, Mrs. Ring worked in the front office of the Pittsburgh Pirates where she had a proven track record of client service, satisfaction, and retention.

She continually outperforms stated goals and receives numerous accolades from clients regarding her work ethic and ability to generate deal flow.

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