Andy Ward is a Managing Director in the Valuation Advisory group. His concentration is in ESOP and ERISA Advisory Services. Andy has over 20 years of experience in performing valuation and financial advisory services for a variety of purposes, and has significant experience in performing analyses for a broad array of industries. In particular, Andy has extensive ESOP valuation experience, and has advised numerous fiduciaries and companies in connection with ESOP transactions.
Andy is the Chair of the Valuation Advisory Committee of the ESOP Association, and also serves on the Board of Governors of the ESOP Association. He frequently speaks at professional conferences and seminars and authors articles on valuation and ESOP related topics.
Prior to joining Stout, Andy was a senior associate with a national valuation firm and a consultant in the specialty consulting division of a Big 4 international accounting and consulting firm. In these roles, Andy performed, supervised, and executed numerous valuation, financial advisory, and litigation consulting engagements.