Our E1 Member Adam McArthur, CFA, ASA, ABV, MAFF, founded Agoura Hills-based Arch Canyon Partners, LLC, in 2021. Arch Canyon is a boutique business evaluation firm with clients primarily consisting of high-net-worth families. A native of Granada Hills, Adam leads Arch Canyon’s team of analysts and directs the firm’s valuation and litigation support activities. He has been valuing business interests, intellectual property, and related assets for more than 20 years. His extensive valuation and litigation support experiences span numerous asset classes and industries.
Adam, a graduate of Cal State University, Northridge, has earned credentials from every major business valuation credentialing organization in the United States. He currently holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation from the CFA Institute; the Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA-BV) in the discipline of business valuation from the American Society of Appraisers,’ the Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) designation from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA); and the Master Analyst in Financial Forensics from the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts.
“I’ve known Jerri and Brian, and the other founders of Echelon for a long time,” he says, “so when they launched, they asked me to get involved. I’d say a big benefit to being an Echelon member is primarily the smaller size of their gatherings, where you can share more intimate knowledge and easily build new relationships with your fellow members. Plus, their members are fun. For our last meeting with the Calabasas group, we tied two boats together and floated around the lake – everyone had a great time that way. I’d tell anyone who’s not a member they’re missing out…the benefits that Echelon provides are just not available to other groups.”
In his spare time, Adam attends the lacrosse matches involving his two high school-aged kids, Aidan and Owen, as well as the lacrosse matches involving his middle school-aged son, Gavin. Adam also enjoys wakesurfing, riding motorcycles, and drinking cocktails poolside at “any Four Seasons Hotel” with his wife, Shannon.