Keith D. Smith, CFA
Keith is a Managing Director of Empire Valuation Consultants, LLC. He has earned an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of California, Los Angeles and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Union College. Prior to joining Empire, Keith was a Manager in the Valuation Services business of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Los Angeles, a Senior Technical Analyst with Management Consulting & Research, and a Captain in the U.S. Air Force. Keith is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.
Keith has over ten years of experience in financial consulting and business valuation. He has valued the equity, debt, derivatives, liabilities and NOLs of publicly and privately held businesses for acquisitions, divestitures, estate and gift tax reporting, liquidation, financial reporting, and general corporate planning purposes. In addition, he has valued intangible assets including technology, in-process research and development, trademark/trade names, customer and subscription lists, on-line audiences, covenants not to compete, inventory, workforce, and co-marketing agreements/alliances, as well as hardware and software maintenance contracts. Keith has a significant amount of experience in valuing technology, telecommunications, Internet and finance companies, as well as early stage businesses.