Matthew Hricko is a Managing Director in the Valuation Advisory Group where he leverages his 13 years of financial advisory experience to provide investment banking and valuation consulting services to companies primarily for transaction advisory, shareholder planning, and annual reporting purposes. More specifically, Matthew has built an expertise on projects involving interests held by employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), including consulting and analyses related to formation, sell-side transaction advisory, determination of transaction fairness, and annual valuations. Having worked on over 600 projects in his career, he brings extensive public and private middle market experience to the firm.
In addition to his practical experience, Matthew has authored several articles and presented at professional conferences on a variety of ESOP-related topics, involving valuation, industry-specific matters, and transaction structures. Prior to joining Stout, Matthew held positions in the strategic planning group at ArcelorMittal and in the treasury group at The Lubrizol Corp.