Chris Payne
Managing Director
585.475.9260 │ E-mail
Office: Rochester

Chris is a Managing Director at Empire Valuation Consultants, where he has worked for over 15 years.

During this time, he has managed and prepared valuations involving various classes of equity and debt securities and other hard to value assets. He advises clients on matters related, but not limited to, estate and gift tax planning, M&A and SEC reporting. Chris works with private and public companies, high-net-worth families and financial institutions.

Chris specializes in valuing companies in the asset management industry and has worked with firms with assets under management up to $100 billion. He also oversees assignments integral to the valuation process, such as compiling and analyzing financial data related to capital markets and secondary markets, including hedge funds, PE funds and real estate funds.

Prior to joining Empire, Chris worked at PwC in the real property valuation group, and Rochester Gas & Electric in their treasury department. 



  • M.B.A. in Finance – George Mason University
  • B.S. in Financial Management – University of North Carolina at Charlotte


  • American Society of Appraisers – Accredited Senior Appraiser



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