Mark Fournier is a Managing Director in the Valuation Advisory group. His concentration is in ESOP and ERISA advisory services. Mark has nearly 20 years of experience with Employee Stock Ownership Plans including ESOP security formation; transaction analysis; determination of transaction fairness and adequate consideration; and annual valuation updates.

Mark has lectured and presented at numerous professional conferences and seminars on a variety of ESOP related topics, involving valuation, ESOP transaction structures, and repurchase liability. He has also authored several articles related to the valuation of privately-held companies and other ESOP related topics.

Select Publications

  • The ESOP Association’s ESOP Report February 2010

    The Impact of Public Stock Market Volatility on Private ESOP Company Valuations
  • Valuation Strategies January 2006

    Carried Interests – Value from a Tax Planning Perspective
  • Business Valuation

    Valuation for Employee Stock Ownership Plans

Select Presentations and Speeches

  • The ESOP Association Las Vegas Conference and Trade Show November 2017

    Current Issues with Warrants
  • The National Center for Employee Ownership Conference April 2017

    Negotiating Protections for the ESOP or Seller Related to Subsequent Events
  • The ESOP Association’s Las Vegas Conference & Trade Show November 2016

    Evaluating Offers and Selling an ESOP Company
  • The ESOP Association’s Annual Conference May 2016

    Legal and Fiduciary Issues with the Sale of an ESOP-Owned Company
  • The ESOP Association’s Annual Conference May 2015

    ESOP Company Advantage in Making Acquisitions
  • Michigan Chapter of The ESOP Association’s Annual Spring Conference March 2015

    Raising Capital for ESOP Transactions
  • National Center for Employee Ownership’s Employee Ownership Conference April 2015

    Debate: Alternative Views on Dudenhoeffer and the GreatBanc Settlement
  • The ESOP Association’s Las Vegas Conference & Trade Show November 2014

    Evaluating Offers and Selling an ESOP-Owned Company
  • National Center for Employee Ownership’s Employee Ownership Conference April 2014

    Understanding the Structure of Complex ESOP Leveraged Buyout Transaction
  • Michigan Chapter of The ESOP Association’s Annual Spring Conference March 2014

    Partially-Owned ESOP Companies: What’s the End Game
  • The ESOP Association’s Banks and ESOPs Conference February 2014

    Special Requirements Applicable to Bank ESOPs and ESOP Transactions
  • The ESOP Association’s Las Vegas Conference & Trade Show November 2013

    Strategic Alternatives for Partially-Owned ESOPs
  • The ESOP Association’s Annual Conference May 2013

    Repurchase Obligation and its Impact on Value
  • Ohio Employee Ownership Center’s Annual Conference April 2013

    Minority or Majority ESOP; Issues & Opportunities
  • National Center for Employee Ownership’s Employee Ownership Conference April 2013

    Building the Balance Sheet: Competition for Capital in an ESOP Company
  • The ESOP Association’s Las Vegas Conference & Trade Show November 2012

    Seller Redemption or ESOP Debt Effect on Value,”
  • New South Chapter of the ESOP Association Conference October 2012

    Corporate Redemptions and 2nd Stage ESOP Purchases
  • The National Association of Construction Auditors Annual Conference September 2012

    The Benefits of ESOPs in Construction Companies
  • The ESOP Association’s Annual Tri-State Conference (OH-KY-IN) August 2012

    How Does Repurchase Obligation Affect ESOP Valuations?
  • The ESOP Association’s Annual Conference May 2012

    Funding Repurchase Obligation
  • Ohio Employee Ownership Center’s Annual Conference April 2012

    Best Practices for Integrating Projected ESOP Repurchase Obligations with Company Financials
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