As a Manager with Alvarez & Marsal Valuation Services, LLC, Mr. Sawyer specializes in economic research, financial modeling, and analysis in connection with the valuation of public and closely held businesses and business segments, financial instruments, and related matters for financial statement reporting, tax reporting, corporate planning, litigation support, and other purposes.
Mr. Sawyer's primary focus has been in providing valuations of early stage and venture-backed companies, share-based compensation, hybrid debt, structured products, financial instruments, and derivatives, including options, warrants, convertible instruments, swaps, market and performance based stock awards, credit-risky derivatives, and various embedded derivatives, for financial statement reporting and tax reporting purposes.
Mr. Sawyer has a broad base of experience in a variety of industries, including biotechnology and pharmaceutical, Internet, software, and a variety of other technology segments.
Prior to joining Alvarez & Marsal, Mr. Sawyer was a Manager with Grant Thornton LLP's valuation services and a Senior Associate with Ernst & Young's complex securities group, where he focused on quantitative analysis of financial instruments.
Mr. Sawyer holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a Finance concentration, from Washington State University.