With more than 20 years of valuation experience, Mr. Dufendach is a nationally recognized expert in complex valuation matters, with a particularly emphasis on valuations for financial reporting under U.S. GAAP and I.F.R.S. standards. Typical assignments include: valuation of derivatives and complex securities; valuation of acquired assets and assumed liabilities in business combinations; and valuation of privately-held company equity securities. He is a frequent speaker at national conferences and has published a number of articles, many of which focus on advanced valuation methodologies. He has served as a member of the AICPA In-Process Research and Development Task Force, the AICPA Business Valuation Committee, and the AICPA Accredited in Business Valuation examination sub-committee. He was also a contributor to the AICPA Equity Securities Task Force.
Prior to joining A&M in November 2015, Mr. Dufendach was a partner in Grant Thornton's ("GT") U.S. valuation services group. He was the practice leader of the Seattle office, and a national leader in the complex financial instruments ("CFI") specialty group. With CFI client relationships that spanned the globe, he assembled multi-office project teams, assisted in the development of specialized models, and mentored numerous professional staff members. At GT, he also served as a national expert in other areas related to valuations for financial reporting, including in-process R&D assets, share-based compensation, contingent consideration, impairment testing, and related audit policies and procedures.
Mr. Dufendach earned an M.B.A. from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, with a concentration in finance, and a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Washington. He is a C.P.A., Accredited in Business Valuation (A.B.V.), and an Accredited Senior Appraiser (A.S.A.).