Owen Uscher has joined Empire Valuation Consultants’ Portfolio Valuation practice as a Senior Manager. He brings over 16 years of experience performing and supervising hundreds of valuation engagements. Over the course of his career, Owen held roles as a third-party valuation consultant, Big Four audit support specialist, as well as ‘in-house’ valuation specialist and asset manager for an alternative investment firm. As such, he is uniquely positioned to understand the needs and challenges of alternative asset managers and their key stakeholders regarding Level 3 asset valuations.
Specific valuation experience includes valuations of private equity and debt investments across a variety of industries, such as Financial Services, Residential & Commercial Real Estate, Structured Products, Industrials, Pharmaceutical/Biotech, and Oil & Gas. In addition to more traditional investments, Owen is experienced in the valuation of complex securities (preferred equity, convertible notes, debt & equity derivatives). These valuations were also performed for a variety of purposes, including financial reporting (ASC 820/805/350/718) applications, fund portfolio valuation, GP-led secondary offerings, recapitalizations, buy/sell-side analysis, credit analysis, valuation policy & governance, tax planning, and litigation support.
Prior to his role at Empire, Owen was a Director in the Financial Services Asset Management group at Värde Partners, and a Manager in KPMG’s Economic and Valuation Services Group.
In his spare time, Owen enjoys spending time with his family, pursuing his hobbies, and working with several non-profit groups in the New York metro area focused on education, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship. Owen is also a CFA charter holder, and member of the New York Society of Securities Analysts (NYSSA).
- MBA – Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University
- BBA - James Madison University
- CFA Institute
- New York Society of Securities Analysts
- ASA – American Society of Appraisers
- Beta Gamma Sigma
- Associate Board Member, Oliver Scholars
- United Way of NYC – Together we Thrive