Name: Mark Edwards
Title: Partner, Valuation Services
Company: Grant Thornton
Fundraising Goal: $5,000
Why Komen is important to me:
I have had the pleasure of being involved with this wonderful institution since 2000. I have volunteered and had the opportunity to serve on the Board. My involvement is motivated by the loss of my wife to breast cancer in 1999. The amount of progress made against this disease is impressive over these years and I am pleased to contribute to the ongoing progress.
Mark is a partner in the valuation services practice of Grant Thornton LLP and serves as the Practice Leader for the Mid-South Region. Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Mark spent over 13 years working with a Big Five public accounting firm and other national valuation firms.
Mark has been working in the valuation profession for more than 25 years and has worked with numerous public and private clients on financial reporting, litigation, transaction advisory and strategic planning.
Mark has expertise in valuing businesses, intellectual property, fractional interests, equity securities, options, warrants and other equity and debt derivatives. These valuations have been used for financial reporting, tax
reporting and planning, and strategic investments. He also provides consultation to the audit practice on matters involving fair value.
His primary responsibilities include managing the valuation services line for Grant Thornton’s Southeast Region. In addition, he has been qualified as an expert witness and has provided testimony in matters where valuation is in dispute.
• AICPA Task Force Member – Goodwill Impairment Practice Guide
• (2009 - 2013)
• AICPA Task Force Co-Chair – Business Combinations Practice Guide (2013 - )
• Appraisal Issues Task Force
• Accounting Advisory Council Member, Wake Forest University
• Adjunct Faculty – Wake Forest University
• AICPA Business Valuation Committee (2010 - 2013)