Dr. Shannon Pratt is the Chairman and CEO of Shannon Pratt Valuations, Inc. and is the founder and Editor Emeritus of Business Valuation Resources, LLC.
He has performed valuation assignments for the following purposes: transaction (acquisition, divestiture, reorganization, public offerings, public companies going private), taxation (federal income, gift, and estate and local ad valorem), financing (securitization, recapitalization, restructuring), litigation support and dispute resolution (including dissenting stockholder suits, damage cases, and corporate and marital dissolution cases), and management information and planning. He has also managed a variety of fairness opinion and solvency opinion engagements.
Dr. Pratt has testified on hundreds of occasions in such litigated matters as dissenting stockholder suits, various types of damage cases (including breach of contract, antitrust, and breach of fiduciary duty), divorces, and estate and gift tax cases.
Dr. Pratt taught was a professor of business administration at Portland State University's Business School of Management from 1963-1969. During this time, he directed a research center known as the Investment Analysis Center, which worked closely with the University of Chicago's Center for Research in Securities Prices. In 1969 Dr. Pratt went into the business valuation profession.
Dr. Pratt holds a Doctor of Business Administration, Finance from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration from University of Washington. He is an accredited senior appraiser and fellow (FASA), certified in business valuation, of the American Society of Appraisers (their highest designation). He is also a chartered financial analyst (CFA) of the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts, a master certified business appraiser (MCBA) of the Institute of Business Appraisers, a certified business counselor (CBC), and is certified in mergers and acquisitions with The Alliance of Merger and Acquisition Advisors (CM&AA).
Dr. Pratt is a lifetime member emeritus of the Business Valuation Committee of the American Society of Appraisers. He is also a lifetime member emeritus of the Valuation Advisory Committee of The ESOP Association. He is a recipient of the magna cum laude award of the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts for service to the business valuation profession. He is also the first life member of the Institute of Business Appraisers. He is a member and a past president of the Portland Society of Financial Analysts, the recipient of the 2002 Distinguished Achievement Award, and a member of the Association for Corporate Growth. Dr. Pratt is a past trustee of The Appraisal Foundation and is currently an outside director of Paulson Capital Corp., an investment banking firm.