Keynote Speakers

Juliet Funt is the CEO of WhiteSpace at Work, a performance improvement and productivity firm that helps organizations, their leaders and employees flip the norms of business in order to reclaim their creativity, productivity and engagement. With thought-provoking content and immediately actionable tools, she has become a nationally recognized expert in coping with the Age of Overload in which we all live and work.

Juliet helps attendees learn the pivotal difference between activity...

E. Scott Reckard spent more than 30 years as a journalist for The Associated Press and the Los Angeles Times. He became the AP’s Los Angeles business writer in 1989, just as prosecutors ramped up criminal fraud cases against Charles H. Keating Jr. and others involved in the savings and loan debacle. He also has written about such notorious financial figures as Michael Milken, the fallen king of junk bonds; Barry Minkow, the teen tycoon whose ZZZZ Best carpet cleaning company was exposed as...

Peter Ricchiuti (Ri-Chooty) is the business professor you wish you had back in college. His humor and insight have twice made him the top professor at Tulane University’s Freeman School of Business. In a recent competition, Peter’s teaching delivery skills placed atop a field of 500 universities representing 43 countries.

Peter is a graduate of Babson College, started his career at the investment firm of Kidder Peabody & Co and later served as the assistant state treasurer for...

Jim Hitchner is Managing Director of Financial Valuation Advisors www.finvaluation.com and is President of The Financial Consulting Group www.gofcg.org. He is also CEO of Valuation Products and Services www.valuationproducts.com which created and distributes the Business Valuation Standards Compliance Toolkit, the VPS DLOM Guide and Toolkit, the Hitchner Pratt Fishman...

Jay E. Fishman, FASA, is a Managing Director of Financial Research Associates and has been actively engaged in the appraisal profession since 1974. He specializes in the valuations of business enterprises and their intangible assets. Mr. Fishman has co-authored several books, including the highly acclaimed Guide to Business Valuations (with Shannon Pratt and James Hitchner), and Standards of Value (with Shannon Pratt and William Morrison). He has also written numerous articles on business...

Dr. Shannon Pratt is the Chairman and CEO of Shannon Pratt Business Valuations, Inc. and is the founder and Editor Emeritus of Business Valuation Resources, LLC.

He has performed valuation assignments for the following purposes: transaction (acquisition, divestiture, reorganization, public offerings, public companies going private), taxation (federal income, gift, and estate and local ad valorem), financing (securitization, recapitalization, restructuring), litigation support and...