Alex Howard is a Managing Director in the Valuation Advisory group. Alex has extensive experience in providing valuation opinions, transaction services, and financial advice for middle market private and small-capitalization public companies.

Alex has provided opinions for corporate and estate planning, estate, gift, and income tax requirements, fairness opinions, mergers and acquisitions, and employee stock ownership trusts, among others. He has advised boards of directors and trustees regarding mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, and recapitalizations.

Prior to joining Stout, Alex was a founding partner and president of Howard Frazier Barker Elliott (HFBE) where he managed the firm, as well as supervised and participated in valuation and financial advisory opinions, mergers and acquisitions, and real estate finance. Prior to founding HFBE, Alex served in various positions within the securities industry for Rotan Mosle, Inc., First Interstate Capital Company of Texas, and Kemper Securities Group, Inc., where he participated in corporate finance transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private placements, and financial advisory services.

Alex has written and spoken to trade groups and professionals regarding succession planning, valuation, and mergers and acquisitions.

Select Publications

  • Trusts & Estates October 2011

    Appraisal Issues Surrounding the Leveraged Reverse Freeze
  • Business Valuation Review April 2009

    Co-authored Oil and Gas Company Valuations
  • The Handbook of Business Valuation and Intellectual Property Analysis July 2004

    The Valuation of Family Limited Partnerships

Select Presentations and Speeches

  • CPA's CPE by the Sea June 2018

    Factors That Drive Value and Why It Is Important to Every Business Owner
  • Texas Society of CPA's Spring Expo May 2018

    Value Drivers, What Every Business Owner Should Know
  • American Academy of Attorney-CPA’s Fall Meeting and Education Conference November 2016

    Contentious Issues in Tax Valuations
  • Society of Financial Service Professionals November 2014

    Executing an Effective Succession Plan

Interviews and Media Mentions

  • "The Price of Business" November 2015

    Business Talk 1110 KTEK