Joseph Gardemal

Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal

Joseph T. Gardemal III is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal Disputes and Investigations in Washington, D.C. He has more than 30 years of experience in forensic accounting investigations, valuation, auditing, and financial management for publicly traded, closely held, and public sector entities.
Mr. Gardemal currently serves as the court-appointed Independent Monitor over GPB Capital Holdings, LLC, a New-York-based alternative asset management firm that acquires income-producing private companies.

Mr. Gardemal has served as a court-appointed expert in U.S. District Court and as an accounting and valuation expert for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). He has led complex multi-national investigations and damages analyses and presented findings to the SEC, DOJ, corporate boards and audit committees, and other stakeholders. Mr. Gardemal has testified as an expert witness and presented expert reports in the U.S. and abroad, including U.S. District Courts, the Supreme Court of Bermuda, the U.K. High Court of Justice, Chancery Division, and the ICC International Court of Arbitration.

Mr. Gardemal has provided audit, business, and litigation consulting services for clients in various industries, including auto manufacturing, distribution, and retailing; government contracting/defense and aerospace; real estate and construction; professional services; and insurance and reinsurance.

Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Gardemal was a Managing Principal in the CapAnalysis Group of Howrey, LLP. Previously, he was the CFO of the New Orleans District Attorney’s Office and an auditor in public accounting. Mr. Gardemal is a U.S. Army veteran of the Iraq War. As a Major, he commanded a company in the 9th Psychological Operations Battalion, U.S. Army Special Operations Command. He received the Bronze Star and the Iraq Campaign Medal with two campaign stars for his service; his unit received the Navy Presidential Unit Citation.

Mr. Gardemal earned a bachelor's degree in business administration (accounting concentration) from Loyola University. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Fraud Examiner, a Certified Valuation Analyst, and a Certified Government Financial Manager. He holds the Accredited in Business Valuation designation from the American Institute of CPAs and the Certified in Distressed Business Valuation designation from the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors (AIRA).