Schmidt Associates has a strong team of experts with deep experience in valuation, damages, and analysis of public policy. Many of our affiliates also work with other firms, providing us with access to a much greater talent pool. If Schmidt Associates does not have the perfect expert for your case, we will be able to find that expert through our extended network of contacts.
Ron is an expert in business valuations, economic analysis, and damages estimation, with over 25 years of professional experience. He has performed over 150 business valuations for tax (IRC 409A) and financial accounting (FAS 123R) purposes, and has provided analyses and testimony related to intellectual property damages, commercial damages, antitrust damages, personal injury/wrongful death/ medical malpractice, and employment related damages. He has testified in state, federal, and bankruptcy courts, and has been appointed by the Court as an appraiser in a Section 2000 matter. Ron has significant experience in public policy analysis, having analyzed and testified regarding proposed legislation in areas including universal preschool, casinos, Internet gaming, horseracing, universal healthcare, oil severance taxes, utility privatization, transportation, public safety, student loans, school vouchers, and water policy
Ron earned a Ph.D. and an M.S. in economics from the University of Wisconsin and a B.A. in economics from the University of California at Davis. He also is certified as an Certified Valuation Analyst by the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts. Ron was formerly a Senior Economist at the Federal Reserve Banks of Dallas and San Francisco, and has taught MBA courses at Santa Clara University‘s Leavey School of Business.
Larry is a Senior Consultant at Schmidt Associates, and has significant experience in economic modeling and estimation of damages. Larry has performed analyses for securities, employment, and breach of contract litigation. In addition, he has substantial experience in non-litigation contexts, having provided analysis for public policy initiatives, including Internet gaming and shareholder activism, internal audits, and setting compensation levels.
Before joining Schmidt Associates, Larry was a Senior Consultant at Navigant Consulting, Inc. He holds a B.A. in Economics-Mathematics at the University of California at Santa Barbara, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa society. He holds a Masters in Economics and is a Ph.D. candidate in economics at the University of California at San Diego, where he also has served as a Teaching Assistant.
Bruce Pollock is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Enterprise Valuations, Inc. Prior to founding Enterprise Valuations, Mr. Pollock served as Chief Financial Officer for several high technology companies, including three public companies and several private companies. He has also served as a financial advisor for a number of earlier-stage, venture-funded technology companies on a consulting basis.
Mr. Pollock’s industry experience includes telecommunications systems, enterprise software, Internet commerce, software as a service, optical components and subsystems and wireless software and infrastructure. He has extensive experience in corporate finance (including venture capital financing, private equity and IPOs) as well as mergers and acquisitions, having negotiated and closed numerous M&A transactions, both as a buyer and a seller. Mr. Pollock has had a leading role in several senior management teams and has worked extensively with company boards of directors, investment bankers, venture capitalists, commercial bankers, Big 4 accountants and senior legal counsel. Mr. Pollock has prepared and overseen hundreds of IRC 409A and FAS 123(R) private company common stock valuations.
Mr. Pollock holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Washington, an MBA degree from the Haas School of Business (UC Berkeley) and a JD degree from Boalt Hall Law School (UC Berkeley). He is a member of the California Bar.