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.