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Mr. Neil J. Beaton

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  • Masters of Business Administration , Finance
    National University
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree , Economics
    Stanford University
  • Master of Business Administration , Finance
    National University
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Valuation Products and Services, 3 Sept 2014 [cached]
Neil Beaton
NEIL BEATON, CPA/ABV, CFA, ASA is partner-in-charge of the Valuation Services Group, Grant Thornton, LLP. A former member of the AICPA BV Subcommittee, the AICPA Valuation of Private Equity Securities Task Force, and FASB's Valuation Resource Group, Neil is a prolific presenter, teacher and writer and a member of the AICPA BV Hall of Fame.
The Knowledge Congress - Events, Webinars, Teleconference, 24 Jan 2012 [cached]
Neil J. Beaton, CPA/ABV/CFF, CFA, ASA National Partner in Charge, Valuation Services Grant Thornton LLP
Neil is the National Partner in Charge of Grant Thornton LLP's valuation services group. He has over 25 years of experience analyzing both closely- and publicly-held companies. Neil has appeared as an expert witness across the country and in international tribunals, is an instructor for the AICPA's business valuation courses, and speaks nationally on business valuation with a special emphasis on early stage and high technology companies. Neil has published two books and written many articles on early-stage company valuations as well. He has served on the AICPA's National Accreditation Commission and the Financial Accounting Standards Board Valuation Resource Group. Neil has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Stanford University and a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from National University. In addition to his formal education, Neil is a Certified Public Accountant, Accredited in Business Valuation, Certified in Financial Forensics, a Chartered Financial Analyst and an Accredited Senior Appraiser in business valuation from the American Society of Appraisers.
Business Valuation: Mastering Changes in Key Standards | CPE Teleconference | Strafford, 28 Dec 2009 [cached]
Neil Beaton, Partner-in-Charge of Valuation Practice Grant Thornton, Seattle
He specializes in SEC compliance valuations, including stock options and FAS 141 and 142 engagements.
Business Valuation Resources  |  bvuboardmembers, 6 Feb 2014 [cached]
Christine Baker | Neil Beaton | John Bogdanski | Michael Crain | Nancy Fannon | Jay Fishman | Lynne Z. Gold-Bikin | Lance Hall | Ted Israel | Jared Kaplan |Gilbert Matthews | Z. Christopher Mercer | John Porter | Jim Rigby, Jr. | Ron Seigneur | Bruce Silverstein | Jeff Tarbell | Gary Trugman | Kevin Yeanoplos
Neil J Beaton, CPA/ABV, CFA, ASA
As Managing Director at Alvarez and Marsal Mr. Beaton specializes in the valuation of public and privately-held businesses and intangible assets for purposes of litigation support (marriage dissolutions, lost profits claims and others), acquisitions, sales, buy-sell agreements, ESOPs, incentive stock options, and estate planning and taxation. He also performs economic analysis for personal injury claims, wrongful termination and wrongful death actions.
Prior to joining Alvarez and Marsal Mr. Beaton was Partner in Charge of Grant Thornton LLP's Valuation Services Group, and, prior to that, a Partner and shareholder at Brueggeman and Johnson, P.C., an independent valuation and litigation support firm. He was also a National Business Analyst with Dun & Bradstreet Corporation, where he was responsible for analyzing large, publicly traded corporations and assisting in large-scale credit decisions. He specialized in the banking, insurance and financial services industries.
Mr. Beaton holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance from National University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Stanford University. He has also completed specific coursework covering the financial analysis of banks and insurance companies and numerous continuing education classes in the areas of accounting, taxation and business valuation. In addition, he has completed the American Society of Appraisers' Business Valuation Courses, Levels I-IV.
Smart Starters - Management Team, 11 April 2007 [cached]
Neil Beaton is currently Partner of Grant Thornton and a nationally recognized expert in valuation.He was formerly principal of Brueggerman and Johnson (B&J) until acquired by Grant Thornton in 2003.He was principal in Brueggeman and Johnson (B&J), a consulting firm specializing in business valuation and litigation support.Mr. Beaton brings a wealth of knowledge of the financial markets, company valuation, accounting, electronic distribution, intellectual property, mergers & acquisitions, and pre-IPO stock valuation.
Mr. Beaton is a certified public accountant, a chartered financial analyst and accredited senior appraiser.He received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Stanford University and a Master in Business Administration from National University.
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