Brian Evans

Brian Evans

Advisory Board

As managing member for Guaranty Solutions, LLC (guaranty-, Mr. Evans is responsible for the company’s overall strategic direction, investment policy and operations. Guaranty Solutions, LLC (GS) is a private equity information firm and premier asset recovery agency based in the greater Phoenix area. GS has made a focused effort to be the premier judgment/deficiency recovery firm for institutions. GS has developed proprietary software/database for institutions to manage all judgment recovery aspects. GS currently manages over a billion dollars in judgments and distressed debt.

Mr. Evans also owns Universal Equity Group, a private equity firm focused on distressed debt and real estate investment opportunities in the western United States. In 2009, Universal Equity Group participated in real estate/debt related investments with unpaid principal note balances in excess of $1.9 billion dollars. One transaction receiving national attention involved one of Arizona’s largest private lenders. In June 2009, Universal Equity Group negotiated, structured and closed a bankruptcy exit financing facility for Mortgages Limited, one of the largest bankruptcies in Arizona’s history. The bankruptcy estate consisted of a portfolio of acquisition, development and construction loans with an unpaid principal balance close to $900 million. Mr. Evans has over 26 years’ experience in real estate and financial advisory services as well as investment and portfolio management.

Mr. Evans was previously an estate advisor for Morgan Stanley Dean Witter. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Mr. Evans worked for the public accounting firm Culbert, Nowicki & Associates where he provided tax planning and advice for both entities and individuals. Mr. Evans began his career with the global public accounting firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers, LLC (formerly Coopers & Lybrand, LLP) performing audits of publicly traded companies.
Mr. Evans is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and a licensed real estate broker in Arizona. Mr. Evans is a board member and former president of the Phoenix chapter Turnaround Management Association (TMA), an international nonprofit association dedicated to corporate renewal and turnaround management. Mr. Evans is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Mr. Evans has been quoted in numerous publications including the Phoenix Business Journal and has been a lecturer for programs on various real estate topics.

Mr. Evans is also a member of several corporate advisory boards and is a founding member of The Coach Jesse Parker Legacy Foundation, a nonprofit focused on rewarding excellent teachers and AZM2M Foundation, a nonprofit focused on supporting an orphanage and building houses in Mexico. Mr. Evans is also a past board member of 33 Buckets, a nonprofit focused on providing clean water to developing communities. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accountancy from Arizona State University Honors College.