Derner Valuation Consulting 
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About Us

Naomi Derner, CFA

Naomi Derner, CFA is the founder and managing director of Derner Valuation Consulting, where she performs valuations of businesses, securities and intangible assets, primarily for tax and fair value reporting compliance in connection with merger and acquisition transactions and stock option issuance. 

Prior to 2008, she was a Vice President in the San Francisco office of Houlihan Lokey Howard and Zukin.  Upon joining Houlihan Lokey in 1999, she performed and managed fairness opinions and the valuations of public and private securities as well as intangible assets for a wide variety of purposes including tax and financial reporting, M&A transactions, stock and option grants, recapitalizations, and general corporate planning purposes.  Ms. Derner has valuation experience across a wide variety of industries, and possesses specific expertise in technology and life sciences companies at all stages of development.

Prior to joining Houlihan Lokey, Ms. Derner was a senior analyst in the financial valuation services group at Arthur Andersen LLP, where she conducted valuations of public and private securities, closely held companies and intangible assets. Prior to joining Arthur Andersen, Ms. Derner held positions in the equity research department of NationsBanc Montgomery Securities covering financial institutions and in the financial analysis unit at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

Ms. Derner holds the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst and is a candidate member of the American Society of Appraisers.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in managerial economics from Carnegie Mellon University and a master’s degree in economics from the University of California Santa Barbara.  She is a member of the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network, Software Association of Oregon, and Silicon Valley Fair Value Forum.





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