The following lists the professional staff, organized by role. It includes management, scientific advisors, engineering advisors, and business advisors. Biographies are available by clicking on the links or scrolling down the page.


iValue Team

Role Name Background Fields
Founder Christopher Gardner Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
• Engineering/Communications
• Physics
• Software
Engineering Advisor Khasha Mohammadi Member of the Technical Staff, Bell Labs
• Engineering/Communications
• Medical Devices
Scientific Advisor Yigal Komem Professor of Materials Engineering, Technion
• Materials Science/Engineering
• Microelectronics and Sensors
• Nanotechnology
Business Advisor Rainer Famulla Advisor, Private Equity
• Information Technology
• Finance
Emeritus Cofounder Ray Trotta Chairman of the Advisory Board and a member of the faculty of the Walter E. Heller College of Business Administration at Roosevelt University
• Professional Development
• Finance


ChrisChristopherGardner is the founder of iValue. He is the author of Measuring Value in Healthcare (2008) highlighted as among the best papers on the science website, and the highly acclaimed book The Valuation of Information Technology: A Guide for Strategy Development, Valuation, and Financial Planning (John Wiley & Sons, 2000). Previously he was a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP from 1999-2002 where he led the Information Technology Strategy Group in the New York office. He was a vice president at Bain & Company from 1996-1997 and worked at A.T. Kearney from 1992-1995, where he was elected principal by the Board of Directors. He began his career as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company as a specialist from 1989-1992. He has served clients across a wide-range of major industries. Prior to consulting, he worked in the high technology industry for over 8 years. He joined the Digital Equipment Corporation after graduation, and worked as a manager in the semiconductor, office workstation, and VAX computer system development groups, from 1980 to 1988. With the support of Digital he co-founded The Software Agency in 1984, a company engaged in the business of representing software authors to software publishers. He was educated at the University of Chicago where he received his MBA in Finance in 1980 and a BS in Physics a year earlier in 1979. He spent his summers working at Fermilab and at the Enrico Fermi Institute and is a graduate of the Bronx High School of Science. He can be reached at


Engineering Advisors


Khasha Mohammadi is an engineering advisor for iValue. He has significant experience advising clients in patent evaluation and technology licensing. He has evaluated more than 1000 patents and received three patents himself related to telecommunication architecture for cable and telephony networks.  Khasha also contributed to the development of key technologies such as 56K modems and multimedia messaging. At AT&T Bell Laboratories , he helped develop the telecommunication industry standards and technologies for ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode) as well as  business and technical aspects of Digital Subscriber Lines (DSL) and transition of the cable industry to a digital environment in support of video and telecommunication services. His past and current clients include: AT&T, Bellsouth, Cisco Systems, Lucent Technologies, Samsung, Sony and State Farm Insurance. He has authored several papers on telecommunication network architecture and technology.  He is an adjunct professor in the Telecommunication Management Department at Stevens Institute of Technology.  He holds Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. He can be reached at


Scientific Advisors


Yigal Komem is a scientific advisor for iValue specializing in materials science, engineering, and related technologies. He is a Professor Emeritus of Materials Engineering at Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. He is an expert in thin metal, semiconductor, and oxide films for microelectronic and sensing devices. He held administrative positions at the Technion, and faculty and research positions in universities and industrial laboratories in the US, France, Australia, and Japan. He has consulted to Israeli and US companies, chaired national and international committees and been associate editor for scientific journals. He has participated in many international conferences, contributed papers, invited lectures and sessions chair, and published over 160 papers. He holds a D. Sc., Materials Engineering, M. Sc., Materials Engineering and B. Sc. Mechanical Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology


Business Advisors

PierreRainer Famulla is a strategy advisor for iValue. He pursues interests in private equity investments and capital management. Previously a consultant, he held senior positions at Accenture, Bain & Company, A.T. Kearney, and McKinsey & Company. Early in his carreer, he taught Economics and worked for the United Nations in Latin America and the Carribbean. He holds a PhD in Economics from University of Karlsruhe, and enjoyed a postgraduate fellowship to the University of Beijing.


Emeritus Cofounder

RayRay Trotta is emeritus cofounder of iValue a technology valuation firm. He has a unique blend of consulting, academic, and financial services experience. He is the author of "Translating Strategy into Shareholder Value: A Company Wide Approach to Value Creation" (AMACOM 2003) which introduces the Step-Wise Approach to Value (SWAV), a process that provides both financial and other tools for evaluating strategic alternatives. It has received accolades from executives at Sears, McDonalds, and the American Heart Association. He has taught and written courses on technology valuation nationally. Mr. Trotta speaks frequently on technology and finance topics. He focuses on creating innovative strategy and operations solutions for his client base. Before launching iValue, he was a member of the Financial Services Consulting Practice of KPMG Peat Marwick. His clients include Fortune 200 industrial manufacturers, money center banks, and multinational corporations such as CitiGroup and Siemens Corporation. Mr. Trotta's specialties include technology strategy, merger integration, startup advisory, business process reengineering, activity-based management, and systems assessment. Mr. Trotta has twenty years of business experience that includes commercial lending, real estate syndication financing, equipment leasing, and portfolio acquisition.Mr. Trotta is the Chairman of the Advisory Board to the business school and a member of the graduate school faculty of the Walter E. Heller College of Business Administration at Roosevelt University.