Michelle Ellis

Michelle Ellis
Fresno CA

Fresno, CA

5 River Park Place East
Suite 320
Fresno, CA 93720


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Michelle Ellis, Principal, Pinion, LLC

Michelle Ellis leads the firm’s business valuation and litigation support practice with proven skills in consultation, analysis, and reasoning.  With 20 years of experience, her depth of expertise in business valuation and financial analysis during transitions has guided both individuals and companies to achieve their goals.

As a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) and Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Michelle provides detailed and insightful business valuation and financial analysis for clients during transitions in their lives and careers.  Whether it be estate planning, business litigation, or divorce, her expert analysis and determinations help individuals and companies achieve their objectives given changing life circumstances.

Michelle Ellis combines experiences gained from working with a wide range of firms – from small privately-held to large publicly-traded companies – with her background in working at a Big 4 firm, to apply her skilled analysis and valued consultation to each client engagement.


Bachelor of Arts, University of California, Santa Barbara


Licensed CPA in California
Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)

Professional Associations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA)
CalCPA, Forensic Services Section, member
National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA)
Collaborative Divorce Central Valley

Personal Interests

Cooking, wine tasting, taking dance classes, going to the coast, spending time with friends and family.

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