Stout is pleased to announce that it has added its newest office in San Francisco. Based in the city’s financial district at One Embarcadero Center, the office is a convenient location to serve clients in the Bay Area, Northern California, and the Pacific Northwest region. Stout now has 22 offices globally.
In conjunction with this announcement, Stout welcomes Walter O’Haire as Managing Director to co-lead the office. As a member of the Valuation Advisory group, Walter brings with him a multitude of experience and an invaluable skillset to help advance the firm’s services. For more than 20 years, he has worked with private equity clients in finding the right valuation and financial services for successful mergers and acquisitions.
“Opening an office in San Francisco brings us closer to clients in the region and provides new opportunities to expand our efforts and expertise,” said Stout CEO Craige Stout. “Walter has an exceptional amount of knowledge that is essential to our increasing presence on the West Coast. We are happy he has joined the Stout family to help drive this growth.”
Prior to joining Stout, Walter was Managing Director of Valuation Research Corp. (VRC). Walter began his career as an attorney working in the M&A group of Perkins Coie LLP in its San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices.
Walter will co-lead the office with Bryce Geyer, a Managing Director in the Valuation Advisory group. Bryce has more than 13 years of experience covering a broad and diverse range of valuation assignments for purposes that include estate and gift tax, transaction fairness, and litigation, as well as corporate and personal income tax. Bryce joined Stout with the acquisition of FMV Opinions in 2017. "I am excited to have Walter join the team and to celebrate the opening of our newest office,” added Bryce.