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David provides business valuation solutions to clients in the areas of financial reporting, transactions, equity ownership programs, litigation, and business planning. His industry knowledge and experience includes financial services, construction and engineering, health care, manufacturing, distribution, and professional services.

David specializes in valuation for intangible assets, equity ownership plans, shareholder disputes, and buyouts.  He has a B.A. in economics from Northwestern University, an M.B.A. in finance from Northwestern University, and previously held FINRA/NASD series 7 and 63 securities licenses. David serves as an instructor in finance and business valuation at Northwestern University, School of Continuing Studies.

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Ratcheting up private equity value with performance-based equity incentives
Increasingly, performance-based compensation plans, which have become popular for public companies, are taking hold in private equity firms. Here are some considerations when designing a plan.
David Howell
Article September 5, 2017 1 min read
Attain business goals with profits interests
Profits interests can help LLCs attract, retain and reward employees, provide tax benefits, and support business objectives. Here's what you need to know to use them strategically.
David Howell
Article August 08, 2017 4 min read