Richard is an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) in Business Valuation through the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) and is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (finance and accounting). He’s conducted valuations of companies ranging from multinational conglomerates to small businesses in connection with mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, recapitalizations, ESOPs, gift and estate tax compliance, intangible asset valuations for purchase price allocation and goodwill impairment tests, employee stock option valuations for financial reporting compliance, and valuation for marital dissolutions. Industry experience spans manufacturing, wholesale/distribution, retail, banking, pharmaceutical, oil and gas, automotive, mining, electric utilities, petrochemical, chemical, information technology, software, insurance, engineering and architectural services, transportation, real estate, construction, health care, consulting and leisure. Previously, Mr. Weiss was a principal and group manager in the Financial Advisory Services department of Deloitte & Touche, LLP. He is a member of ESOP association, National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO), American Society of Appraisers and CFA Institute.