Rick Nathan
Rick Nathan
Rick Nathan
Vice President
8600 West Bryn Mawr Avenue, Suite 950N
Chicago, Illinois, 60631

For a detailed curriculum vitae, please contact Rick Nathan.

Rick S. Nathan is a vice president with Willamette Management Associates. Rick is retained by corporations, outside legal counsel, commercial creditors, private investment entities, and other financial intermediaries for financial valuation and economic analyses of business enterprises and interests, financial securities, intellectual property, and other intangible rights in connection with corporate transactions, management planning, conflict resolution, and regulatory filings.

Rick has performed the following types of valuation and economic analyses: event studies, transaction opinions, acquisition or transfers of capital assets or stock, related party or intercompany transfer pricing, change of control and net-operating-loss carryforward analyses, economic damages, debt forgiveness, intangible asset amortization, worthless stock, goodwill and asset impairment, bankruptcy fresh start accounting, private company gift and estate tax appraisals, non-marketable securities, nonqualified deferred compensation, employee share based payments, buy-sell agreements, fractional interest and discount studies, and personal goodwill.

He has prepared these valuation and economic analyses for the following purposes: board of director and independent committee studies, corporate planning, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, recapitalizations, intellectual property or intangible rights exploitation, forensic analysis and dispute resolution, legal entity conversions, financial reporting under U.S. GAAP and international financial reporting standards, statutory tax planning, and private equity or hedge fund compliance.

Rick has valued the following types of business entities, securities, and assets: publicly held corporations, closely held business entities, limited liability companies, partnerships, variable interest entities, joint venture concerns, non-profit institutions, common stock or equity interests, preference rights, fixed income instruments, options, warrants, financial derivatives, complex structured financial securities, and proprietary rights.

He has performed valuation or arm's-length pricing analyses related to the following types of intangible assets: statutory intellectual property, technological know-how, trade secrets, computer software source code, in process research and development, water permit rights, energy credits, litigation claims, customer contracts, customer lists and customer relationships, employment contracts, favorable agreements, covenants not to compete, trained and assembled workforces.

Rick has performed business valuations, economic analyses, and financial advisory services for clients in the following industries: technology-operating systems and productivity software, enterprise services and industry applications, data management and transaction processing, telecommunications and networking, computer hardware and electronics; health care and life sciences-point of care, medical devices and instrumentation, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals; financial services-banking and credit, private equity and hedge funds, investment management, property and casualty insurance, life insurance; other industry-business services, entertainment, automotive, aerospace, transportation, specialty distribution, logistics, manufacturing and packaging, chemicals, and material science.

Rick has provided expert testimony and dispute advisory services in matters before the United States District Courts, United States Bankruptcy Courts, United States Tax Court, State Superior or Circuit Courts, American Arbitration Association, International Chamber of Commerce, and Office of the Chief Accountant of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

Rick has provided thought leadership and commentary to many mass and technical publications and online resources such as CFO.com, Securities Industries News, Euromoney Publications, Bloomberg BNA, Beard Group Law & Business Publishers, IP Law & Business, and Intellectual Property Today.

Additionally, Rick is the inventor of U.S. Patent 7,308,417 B1 (2007) with protected claims concerning the analysis and visualization of unstructured data for business and investment fund analysis (originally assigned to Novell; subsequently assigned to EMC Corporation, a consortium of technology companies led by Microsoft, and certain collateral agents).

Prior to joining Willamette Management Associates, Rick held leadership roles in financial advisory services with such firms as Houlihan Lokey, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and KPMG. Additionally, Rick held industry positions in R&D, product development and marketing, and corporate strategy and development with Hughes Aircraft Company, IBM, and Siemens Medical Systems, respectively.

Master of Business Administration (with honors), finance and behavioral science, Booth Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago

Master of Science in Engineering, electrical engineering, the University of Texas at Austin

Bachelor of Science in Engineering, biomedical engineering, Tulane University

Rick is an accredited senior appraiser in business valuation (ASA) by the American Society of Appraisers, a chartered financial analyst (CFA) by the CFA Institute, and an international honor society member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He is also a member of the Business Valuation Association in Chicago.

Rick passed the Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination (Series 63 license), the Investment Banking Registered Representative Examination (Series 79 license), and was a registered broker by FINRA (formerly the National Association of Securities Dealers) between 2013 and 2015. Rick is a past council member of the GLG (Gerson Lehrman Group) professional learning network, and a past voting member of the American College of Radiology-National Electrical Manufacturers Association (ACR-NEMA, n/k/a DICOM), a software standards body for diagnostic medical imaging original equipment manufacturers.