David Ptashne joined Duff & Phelps in 2012 as a director in the Chicago office and leverages over 10 years of valuation and economic consulting experience. In addition to transfer pricing knowledge, David has significant experience leading and performing valuation studies of businesses, interests in businesses, and intangible property. His services have been rendered for a variety of purposes including financial reporting, tax planning and compliance (frequently in connection with transfer pricing), litigation and international arbitration, mergers and acquisitions, management planning, and estate and gift tax matters. David has performed analysis and valuation services for clients representing many industries including: high tech, financial services, global technology, professional services, consumer and industrial products, retail, hospitality, oil and gas, medical devices, advertising and communications, and entertainment.
Prior to joining Duff & Phelps, David was a valuation services director with Ceteris, a firm specializing in transfer pricing and tax valuation matters. Before joining Ceteris, David was a Vice President with Duff & Phelps in the Valuation Advisory Services practice. David has also held roles as a market planning analyst for Walgreens and as a business process analyst with Accenture.
David is an active participant in industry groups such as the Appraisal Issues Task Force and BNA Bloomberg, where he has been an award winning speaker. David holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and received his BS in Finance with High Honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana.