Tarbell is a Director in Houlihan Lokey’s Financial Advisory Services
business. He has more than 25 years of experience providing valuation and
financial opinions to private and publicly traded companies. Mr. Tarbell is
Head of the firm’s Estate and Gift Tax Valuation practice, Co-Head of the firm’s
Employee Stock Ownership Plan Valuation practice, and a member of the firm’s
Technical Standards Committee. He is based in the firm’s San Francisco office.
joining Houlihan Lokey, Mr. Tarbell was the Director of
Financial Advisory Services for a national valuation firm. Earlier, he was a
Vice President in the M&A group of a boutique investment banking firm.
Tarbell speaks frequently on securities valuation, capital markets, and other
financial issues. He develops and teaches valuation content for the American
Society of Appraisers, undergraduate- and graduate-level university courses,
Big Four accounting firms, and law firms. He has served as a reviewer, editor,
contributing author, or technical advisor for several valuation textbooks and
publications, including Cost
of Capital: Applications and Examples,
Shannon P. Pratt and Roger J. Grabowski (Wiley Finance, 2014). He is also a
member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Business Valuation Update. He has
testified in various legal forums, including state and federal courts, the U.S.
Tax Court, the U.S. Congress, and the U.S. Department of Labor, as well as in
arbitration, mediation, and deposition proceedings. He also frequently serves
as a consultant to lawyers during litigation and dispute resolution.
Tarbell earned a B.S. from the University of Oregon (1990) and an MBA from the
University of Chicago Booth School of Business (1997). He is an accredited
senior appraiser (ASA), certified in business valuation, of the American
Society of Appraisers and an officer of its Business Valuation Committee. He
holds the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) of the CFA
Institute. Mr. Tarbell is the
chair of the Valuation Advisory Committee of The ESOP Association. He is also a
member of the Portland Society of Financial Analysts and an associate member of
the National Association of Corporation Directors and the American Bar