K. Kevin Otus


Having founded Onyx Asset Advisors, LLC in 2016, Mr. Otus oversees the overall operations of the firm. His responsibilities include sourcing, structuring and implementing all investments and disposition strategies in the monetization of under performing and excess assets across a broad spectrum of industries. He has over 30 years of expertise in the disposition, advisory and valuation industry.


Gordon Brothers Group

Senior Managing Director  (Jan. 2013 – Mar. 2016)

Responsible for sourcing and evaluating opportunities for Gordon Brothers Group’s Commercial & Industrial, Retail, Real Estate and Valuation practice groups. Worked directly with clients in developing and implementing strategies to monetize underperforming and excess assets across a broad spectrum of industries.

Emerald Technology Valuations, LLC

Founder and President  (Aug. 1997 – Dec. 2012)

Responsible for the day-to-day management of one of the industry’s only technology focused disposition and valuation firms. Additional duties included project coordination, contract negotiations and strategic alliance formation. The firm was acquired by Gordon Brothers Group in January 2013.

Dovetech, Inc.

President  (Aug. 1990 – Jul. 1997)
Served as President of Dovetech, Inc. (currently known as GoIndustry-DoveBid Valuations Services) overseeing the day-to-day management of the company. Previous positions held at Dovetech, Inc. included Director of Valuation Services and Senior Appraiser.

Affiliations & Certifications

Senior Member Designation – American Society of Appraisers
Appraisal Foundation – Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP)
Turnaround Management Association San Francisco Chapter – Executive Board Member


University of San Francisco – Bachelors of Science, Finance

Formal Presentations

2023 Turnaround Management Association – National Conference – “Behind the Vine: A Look at the Post-Pandemic Challenges to the Wine & Adult Beverage Industry.”

2022 Turnaround Management Association – Arizona Chapter – “Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors Discussion”

2022 Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum – “Credit / Capital Markets in the era of COVID, War, Supply Chain & Inflation”

2021 California Bankruptcy Judges Forum – Annual Conference – “The First 100 Days of a Chapter 11 Case”

2020 Bar Association of San Francisco – Webinar – “Bankruptcy Issue Spotting in the Age of COVID-19”

2018 American Bankruptcy Institute – SW Conference – “Winding Down Companies When Bankruptcy is Not an Options”

2015 American Society of Appraisers – International Conference “Semiconductor Equipment Liquidation: A Case Study”

2015 Turnaround Management Association – NorCal Chapter “Strategies – Maximizing Value in Distressed Companies”

2014 Turnaround Management Association – National Conference – “Pitch Perfect: A Mock Pitch Event”

2011 Commercial Finance Association & Turnaround Management Association – NorCal Chapters “Valuation, Financing, Restructuring & Liquidation in the Current Volatile Economy?”

2006 Commercial Finance Conference of California –  “Do You Really Know What Your Collateral is Worth?”

2004 Commercial Finance Conference of California – Orange County Chapter “What Is Hot and What Is Not”

2002 American Society of Appraisers – International Conference “Appraising PCB Manufacturing Equipment”

2001 Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors –  “Use of the Internet”

1998 Commercial Finance Conference of California –  “Advanced Principles—Asset Based Lending”

1997 American Society of Appraisers – International Conference “Effects of Auctions on the MTS Marketplace”

1996 Commercial Finance Association – National Convention “Minimizing High Tech Collateral Risk”

1995 Commercial Finance Association – New England Chapter “Inventory Valuations- Market Trends”