Guy Knuf, CPA


Orange County

Phone: (949) 428-0285

Email: Email Guy

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  • Certified Public Accountant


  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration - California State University-Fullerton
  • Master of Business Administration in Finance and Venture Management - University of Southern California

About Guy Knuf, CPA

Guy joined the Hein & Associates team in 2016. As a partner, he is responsible for the transaction advisory services department in Southern California. He has over 25 years of experience advising entrepreneurs, private-equity and strategic investors, lenders, and other capital providers on merger and acquisition, divestiture, and ESOP transactions ranging from $10 million to $1 billion in enterprise value. His clients have included both high-tech and entrepreneurial companies within the manufacturing, distribution, retail, service, contractor and real estate industries.

Prior to joining Hein, Guy founded and managed successful advisory and business consulting practices at national, regional and local CPA firms. He has extensive experience in growth and exit planning, merger & acquisitions, valuation, due diligence, budgeting and forecasting, and deal structuring. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor and a Certified Global Management Accountant.

Guy received Masters in Business Administration with concentration in Finance and Venture Management from the University of Southern California and obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from California State University, Fullerton. He is currently a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CSCPA), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and the Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors. Guy has also been a Dean’s Advisory Board member and adjunct professor at California State University, Fullerton in the Center for Entrepreneurship.

Areas of Specialization

  • Transaction Advisory Services
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Due Diligence
  • Exit Planning
  • Entrepreneurship