Ilhan Geckil

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Mr. Geckil is the founder and Managing Partner of the Mergen Group LLC. He has an extensive background in economics, corporate finance, investments, and valuation, in practitioner and academic capacity. His work primarily includes M&A advisory, economic and financial analyses, business valuation, strategy consulting, risk analyses, industry studies, and expert testimony on transaction disputes and economic damages matters.

​Ilhan has about 20 years of consulting and advisory experience. His work has been applied in a range of industries, with significant focus on automotive, consumer products, hotel, franchise, real estate, retail, beer, wine and spirits sectors. He provides economic forecasts for Bloomberg's monthly economic survey, and is the author of Applied Game Theory and Strategic Behavior, CRC Press, 2008. His papers include "A Game Theoretical Model of Corporate Average Fuel Economy," on regulation in the automobile industry published in Business Economics, and "Pocketbook Predictions of Presidential Elections," also published in Business Economics. The latter was awarded the Edmund A. Mennis Contributed Paper Award of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) in 2004.

​Prior to founding Mergen Group, Ilhan worked as the Director of Strategy and Business Valuation at Anderson Economic Group (AEG), an economic consulting and research company. Before AEG, he worked as a Consultant at BBK, Ltd., and Analyst at PDF Corporate Finance. BBK was a consulting firm which specializes in turnaround management, strategy, and corporate finance. BBK was acquired by KPMG in 2014. PDF Corporate Finance is an advisory firm which specializes in corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions.

 Ilhan holds a Master's degree in Economics from the Eli Broad Graduate School of Management at Michigan State University, and a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Koç University in Istanbul, Turkey. He lives in Delaware, U.S.