• Translating complexity into insights that help you make better financial decisions.

    Darby Finance helps translate complex finance and accounting data into meaningful insights to support better financial decisions. We work alongside our clients to provide services ranging from economic modeling, financial planning & analysis, pitch book design, financial presentation development and investor relations to financial forensics and litigation support while utilizing our more than 40 years of experience in valuation, finance and investor relations.


    Our Services


    Financial modeling

    We translate complex data into easy-to-understand, financial models.

    Financial Planning & Analysis

    We provide financial planning & analysis insights to better assess profitability, liquidity, solvency, and stability.

    Financial Communications

    We develop programs to communicate financial value.

    Valuation & Litigation Support

    We develop provide objective analysis and expert witness services for legal claims

    Practice Leaders


    Shelia A. Darby, MBA, CVA, MAFF – Financial Modeling and Valuation & Litigation Support

    Shelia is a recognized thought leader valuing complex initiatives and companies. She and her team are regularly engaged by banks, law firms and businesses to oversee complex valuation and financial forensic engagements. Her proven aptitude to critically evaluate financial information is a core strength. Shelia publishes articles and blogs on various topics, including financial modeling, valuation and financial forensics.

    Prior to Darby Finance, Shelia served as the Assistant Treasurer of Transocean and held various valuation, finance and strategy roles at ConocoPhillips, AGL Resources and Enron Corporation.

    Shelia holds an MBA from Rice University, a BBA from Baylor University, and professional certifications from the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts, including the Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) and Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF) designations.

    Areas of Expertise: Financial Forensics Business Valuations Project Valuations ▪  Dissenting Shareholder Valuations Portfolio & Strategy Management ▪ Corporate Finance ▪ Financial Modeling ▪ Forecasting & Analysis ▪ Liquidity Models                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

    Aimee Donnel, MBA – Financial Communications

    Aimee is a recognized thought leader in investor and strategic messaging to facilitate better investment decisions. Her proven strength at synthesizing complex financial and strategic information into clear, concise and compelling messages enables her energy clients to communicate more effectively with investors and other external and internal constituents. Aimee served as Director of Investor Relations at Phillips 66, held investor relations, corporate finance and strategic planning roles at ConocoPhillips, and worked as an equity research analyst at Simmons & Company, International.

    Aimee holds an MBA from Rice University, Jones Graduate School of Management and a bachelor’s degree in Mathematical Economic Analysis from Rice University.

    Areas of ExpertiseFinancial Communications   Investor Presentations Investor Relations Strategic Planning Forecasting & Analysis Valuation Portfolio & Strategy Management Corporate Finance 

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