Takis Makridis is the head of the Equity Methods Consulting Group, a Bank of America Merrill Lynch company.
oversees client delivery, operations, sales, marketing, and R&D.
has worked closely with finance and HR
executives to address their equity compensation accounting, valuation, and financial reporting needs, and remains critically engaged with thought-leaders from consulting firms, public accounting, and academia in addressing emerging issues.
The Equity Methods Consulting Group
assists over 400 companies in properly valuing and accounting for their equity compensation instruments, with a particular focus on large and generally complex programs.
Takis is a nationally recognized speaker at industry conferences across the country and frequently leads executive briefing sessions and firm webinars to enhance knowledge sharing among client firms and disseminate best practices throughout the industry.
is the author of Advanced Topics in Equity Compensation Accounting and coauthor (with Barbara Baksa) of Accounting for Equity Compensation (third â€" fifth edition), both published by the National Center for Employee Ownership
, which have been required texts for the Certified Equity Professional
Takis is also an advisory board member of the Certified Equity Professional Institute.
has published articles in various technical and business publications, and has also been cited in media publications such as the New York Times
and Compliance Week.
Takis holds a B.S. in Economics and Finance from Arizona State University and an M.B.A. from Oxford University.