Rick Kirk

Senior Associate – CFA

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As a Senior Associate at Vantage Point Advisors, Inc., Rick Kirk provides business valuation services primarily for financial reporting and tax compliance purposes. Mr. Kirk has performed purchase price allocations (ASC 805), goodwill impairment testing (ASC 350), board advisory, and share based compensation valuations (IRC 409A and ASC 718) for business entities in a wide variety of industries, including technology, gaming, oil and gas, and consumer foods.

Prior to joining Vantage Point Advisors, Mr. Kirk was a Senior Manager at Value Prism Consulting where he conducted valuations of startups and established companies for financial and tax reporting purposes, including valuations of business enterprises, intangible assets, and complex securities.

Previous financial advisory consulting experience includes directing engagements for Huron Consulting Group, Inc. as a Manager in the Corporate Advisory Services group. Mr. Kirk advised clients on corporate finance, valuation and business restructuring matters.

Mr. Kirk began his finance career with Arthur Andersen, LLP. in the Strategic Valuation Services group. As a Senior Associate, he counseled domestic and international Fortune 500 companies on corporate valuations, strategy, M&A, and a diverse set of corporate finance issues.

Mr. Kirk graduated from the University of Iowa with a BBA in Finance and Accounting, emphasis in Economics, and minor in Psychology. In addition, he has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

Professional Experience

Vantage Point Advisors, Inc. – Senior Associate
Value Prism Consulting, LLC – Senior Manager
Web Strategy Advisor – Owner
Huron Consulting Group, Inc. – Manager
Arthur Andersen, LLP – Senior Associate

Professional Affiliations and Awards

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

Education

University of Iowa, B.B.A. – Finance & Accounting; emphasis Economics; minor Psychology