Alvarez & Marsal has picked up valuation expert Tim Hufler, who joins the firm’s Valuation Services in San Francisco as a Senior Director. Hufler brings with him more than 20 years of experience in valuation, including tangible and nontangible assets; he was most recently a Director within RSM’s Financial Advisory practice.
Prior to joining Alvarez & Marsal (A&M), Hufler worked at RSM US as a Director within the firm’s financial advisory practice for more than six years. His previous Director level roles include that of Mergers & Acquisitions with RealPage, serving the firm between 2011 and 2012, and Director at Grant Thornton, where he started in 2006. Prior to that, Hufler held management positions at a range of companies, including Huron Consulting Group for around a year from 2004; at Standard & Poor's Corporate Value Consulting for around a year; at KPMG Consulting for around a year; and at CarParts Technologies for two years.
Hufler holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Maryland College Park and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business.
Hufler’s previous experience spans valuation services and expertise in assets, tangible and intangible, within almost all major industry segments. His more than two decades of experience in valuation has helped him develop unique valuation expertise in, among others, contingent consideration (earn outs), deferred revenue, in-process research and development (IPR&D), existing technology domain names (URLs), software and non-compete agreements. Engagements he has been part of include the development of a business case for a supply chain transformation at leading aerospace and defence company, the delivery of a financial feasibility study for an Asian auto manufacturer and several projects which included the development of return on investment (ROI) models and benefit tracking.
Hufler joins A&M as a Senior Director of its Valuation Services in San Francisco. The bolstering of its valuation expertise reflects, according to the consultancy, increased demand for valuation services from Silicon Valley active investors. Recent reports into M&A activity, the sentiment of private equity professionals and venture capital flows, among others, reveal that the investment scene is riding high, and as a result, investors are seeking to better understand the ‘real value’ of their assets, increasing demand for valuation expertise.