About Us

ASI is staffed by business professionals with expertise in management, law, accounting, operations and marketing who have the depth of experience and ability to understand diverse business and market situations. This experience and capability are assurance that our clients receive the best possible professional representation from an ASI principal who has the responsibility for marketing your company.


John B. Pearson

(925) 945-6330
804 Country Club Drive ,
Moraga, CA 94556

M&A and banking specialist with 21 years of prior management experience as President & C.E.O. of A.E.I.; Chief Operating Officer of Ainsworth Consolidated Industries Pty-Aristocrat Subsidiaries; President of E.C. Keys & Sons, Inc.; Founder and President Boyd Tank Lines, Inc.; and Management Consultant with Ernst & Ernst. Mr. Pearson holds a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific.

David S. Pearson

(559) 271-2409
1111 E. Herndon Ave., Ste 317 ,
Fresno, CA 93720

An attorney with a broad background in tax, corporate and real estate transactions, Mr. Pearson was formerly employed with the Chinello law firm where he practiced in the areas of insurance defense, construction defect litigation, and general corporate and real estate transactional matters. He has prior experience as the Accounting Manager for Corroon & Black, Reno . Mr. Pearson holds a B.S. in Business Administration, Economics from the University of Nevada , Reno , and a J.D. from the University of California , Hastings College of the Law.

Eliot F. Terborgh

(650) 327-8885
57 Parkwood Drive
Atherton, CA 94027

A senior executive/entrepreneur with 30 years experience in the wireless industry, Mr. Terborgh served as CEO and CFO of an "INC 500" private growth company and more recently served as CFO and Board Member of a wireless security start-up that was successfully sold to McAfee, Inc., in May 2005. With broad marketing, financial, and general management experience in both domestic and international markets, Mr. Terborgh has participated in eight successful M&A transactions as both buyer and seller. Mr. Terborgh holds a B.A. degree in Economics from Colby College , a MBA degree from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and is a CPA in the State of California. He joined ASI as a Senior Associate in 2002, and since 2005 has also served as a faculty advisor and instructor at the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the Stanford Business School.