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Richard Houlihan, CPA/ ABV, ASA

Richard Houlihan has been a Principal of Houlihan Valuation Advisors since 1986. He is Chairman of Houlihan Smith & Company, a specialized investment banking firm and registered broker-dealer. Founder, Chairman, President, and part owner of Solitude Ski Resort. Founder, former President and Chairman of Houlihan, Lokey, Howard & Zukin, Inc. ("HLHZ"), one of the largest business valuation and investment banking firms in the U.S.. Prior to forming HLHZ, Mr. Houlihan served as a Financial Vice President for Carr-Sigoloff Industries Corporation, and as Audit Staff & Senior MAS Specialist and MAS Manager for Price Waterhouse & Company Management Advisory Services.

Mr. Houlihan is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the California Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Nevada Society of Certified Public Accountants. He has served on the National Business Valuation Committee of the American Society of Appraisers. Mr. Houlihan has authored the Valuation of Minority Interests in a Closely Held Corporation and was a contributing author to the Handbook of Business Valuation, and Mergers and Acquisitions Handbook for Small and Midsize Companies. Mr. Houlihan is a Certified Public Accountant, a Senior Member of the American Society of Appraisers, and Business Valuation. Mr. Houlihan holds a B.S in Accounting from Brigham Young University and a Masters of Valuation Science from Lindenwood College.



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