Cory Thompson is a Managing Director in the Valuation Advisory group. He has more than 15 years of experience providing a broad range of business valuation and financial advisory services specializing in the valuation of business enterprises, intangible assets, and debt, equity, and derivative instruments for financial and tax reporting purposes as well as corporate strategic planning matters.

Cory is well versed in FASB ASC topics regarding business combinations (purchase accounting), impairment testing (goodwill and indefinite- and finite-lived assets), share-based payment awards, and Fair Value measurements (mark-to-market valuations) and he has experience with the expectations of financial reporting entities, advisors, and regulators. His experience spans a diverse client base, from regional middle-market businesses to multi-billion dollar SEC reporting enterprises, private equity, venture capital, and hedge funds, and accounting firms.

Cory has served numerous industries and has extensive experience in the automotive space in his capacity as the lead of Stout’s Michigan business valuation practice. Specifically, Cory has a vast range of experience working with original equipment manufacturers and their suppliers. In this capacity, he has developed technical expertise with respect to traditional chassis and powertrain engineering technologies as well as the software and systems of the future that support autonomous driving and active safety control systems.

Select Publications

  • Transaction Advisors April 2013

    New Money? §409A Implications for Financial Sponsor Transactions
  • Financial Management and Accounting for the Construction Industry September 2011

    Accounting and Reporting
  • Construction Financial Management Association, CFMA Building Profits January 2008

    A Contractor’s Primer on SFAS 157 & SFAS 159
  • Business Valuation: A Primer for the Legal Professional December 2007

    Contributing Author to Book Written by Stout's Jeff Risius
  • CFMA Building Profits January 2007

    Intellectual Property Valuations in the Construction Industry
  • AIRA Journal, Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors June 2006

    The Definitions of Value in Bankruptcy
  • AIRA Journal, Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors August 2005

    Blind Application of Valuation Multiples Can Blur the Result
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Select Presentations and Speeches

  • 4th Annual Hot Topics for Financial Executives Seminar, The Art and Science of the Deal May 2014

    Post Transaction Valuation Issues
  • Detroit Chapter of Financial Executives International February 2014

    New Rules and Trends in Fair Value Measurements for Private Companies
  • Ann Arbor SPARK Business Law & Order January 2014

    Tax Planning Panel Discussion
  • 9th Annual SEC Reporting & FASB Forum for Mid-Sized & Smaller Companies September 2013

    Valuations: What, Who, When, HOW?
  • Stout Webinar December 2011 Webinar

    State of the Union on Fair Value Financial Reporting and the Valuation Community
  • 2011 National FEI CFRI Conference November 2011

    State of the Union on Fair Value Financial Reporting and the Valuation Community
  • 2nd Annual Hot Topics for Financial Executives Seminar, hosted by Financial Executives International (Detroit Chapter), PwC, and Stout Risius Ross November 2011

    Valuation and Financial Hot Topics
  • Michigan Association of CPAs (MACPA) Spring Accounting & Auditing Conference May 2011

    Fair Value Considerations in a Merger or Acquisition
  • Stout Webinar September 2010 Webinar

    Valuation of Share-Based Payment Awards
  • Stout Webinar March 2010

    Fire Sales & Financial Reporting
  • Stout Webinar November 2009 Webinar

    Impairment Testing Procedures and Pitfalls
  • CPE MEGA Conference June 2009

    Accounting for Business Combinations in the Context of SFAS 141(R) & SFAS 157
  • Grand Rapids Office of BDO Seidman, LLP Meeting November 2007

    FAS157, Fair Value Measurements
  • Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA) Fall Accounting Conference 1 September 2007

    Asset Impairment
  • CPE Mega Conference 4 (MEGA4) June 2007

    Hot Valuation Topics in Financial Reporting
  • 2007 Mergers & Acquisitions Conference June 2007

    Asset Impairment
  • Members in Industry Accounting and Auditing Update February 2007

    Hot Valuation Topics in Financial Reporting
  • Michigan Association of CPAs (MACPA) Fall Accounting Conference 2 October 2006

    Navigating through the Issues Pertaining to Purchase Price Allocations (SFAS 141) and Goodwill Impairment Testing (SFAS 142)
  • Michigan Association of CPAs (MACPA) Fall Accounting Conference September 2006

    Navigating through the Issues Pertaining to Purchase Price Allocations (SFAS 141) and Goodwill Impairment Testing (SFAS 142)
  • Walsh College MBA Accounting Class July 2006

    Business Valuation and Financial Reporting
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