Steve Valenta is a Director in the Valuation Advisory group. He is responsible for business development and account management activities, assuring successful client engagements. Steve aligns business opportunities with Stout resources to respond to a client's valuation, financial opinions, investment banking, or litigation-support needs. He has experience working with both public and private companies, investment bankers, accounting professionals, transaction attorneys, and private equity sponsors throughout the Southwest.

Steve assists clients with valuations associated with mergers and acquisitions, investments and liabilities, restricted stock and options, tangible and intangible assets, goodwill impairment testing, and a variety of tax and legal matters. He also works with boards of directors, special transaction committees, lenders, and other fiduciaries regarding fairness and solvency opinions, divestitures, recapitalizations, restructuring, accretion/dilution models, and target company valuations.

Prior to joining Stout, Steve was a Senior Managing Director for Nasdaq, responsible for new listings and relationship management. Steve also has held positions at large public accounting and financial services firms.