Arik Van Zandt is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal's Valuation Services practice in Seattle, Washington. He specializes in the valuation of closely held businesses operating in a variety of industries for purposes of litigation support, acquisitions, sales, marriage dissolution, buy-sell agreements, incentive stock plans, and estate planning and taxation.
Mr. Van Zandt also assists clients and counsel by providing expert witness testimony in matters involving complex commercial disputes and allegations of fraud, performs economic analysis for personal injury, wrongful death, and wrongful termination claims. With a broad base of experience, Mr. Van Zandt's primary focus is to support clients in business disputes that concern the valuation of a business, or economic loss.
Mr. Van Zandt has worked with clients ranging from start-ups to multi-national corporations to distressed entities across a variety of industries including manufacturing, software, professional practice, healthcare, construction, distribution, retail, and energy.
Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Van Zandt spent two separate stints spanning nine years with Grant Thornton where he was most recently a Senior Manager and Practice Leader in the Forensic and
Valuation Group. Prior to re-joining Grant Thornton, Mr. Van Zandt was a CFO of a securities broker/dealer whose lines of business included the sales and trading of debt and equity instruments to institutional clients, operations of a money market portal with a leading bank, and the underwriting of agency, municipal, and corporate debt.
Mr. Van Zandt earned Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Stanford University. Mr. Van Zandt is an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) under the auspices of the American Society of Appraisers and holds the Certification in Distressed Business Valuation (CDBV). He is a
member of the American Society of Appraisers, Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors, and is a Financial and Operations Principal (Series 27) FINRA registrant (inactive).