Industry Expertise

Practice Focus


Dennis leads the firm’s employee stock ownership plan valuation practice and has been active in business valuation, capital planning, and financial analysis since 1981. His responsibilities also include management, sales, consulting, business valuation, and succession planning. A Chartered Financial Analyst and an Accredited Senior Appraiser, Dennis has testified as an expert witness in business valuation cases. In addition, he’s a well-known lecturer to business owners, CPAs, attorneys, and bankers on such topics as financial management, business valuation, and estate planning.

Dennis has acted as the financial advisor to more than 150 ESOP-owned businesses, including dozens of transactions (for transactional and annual valuation purposes).

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Valuation for Employee Stock Ownership Plans
    American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (November 2011)
  • Impact of Repurchase Obligation on Company Valuation
    National Center for Employee Ownership (December 2009)

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Certified Financial Analyst Society of Seattle
  • Member, Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts
  • Member, The ESOP Association
  • Past president, American Society of Appraisers, Seattle Chapter


  • BA, finance, University of Washington
  • MBA, Seattle University