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Matt H. Connors ASA, CPA/ABV, CFE

P: 801.428.1605
F: 801.428.1613
mconnors@rockymountainadvisory.com

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Background & Experience

Mr. Connors is a managing member at RMA and leads RMA’s business valuation and intellectual property valuation practice. He has experience in valuing businesses as well as derivative securities, intellectual property, and other intangible assets both in and outside of a litigation context. Mr. Connors has testified in Federal and State courts multiple times. He has extensive experience in calculating and rebutting lost profits, unjust enrichment, and other forms of economic damages analyses. In addition, he has extensive experience investigating fraud schemes of various types. He has performed forensic investigations into alleged Ponzi schemes, misappropriation of assets, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, and various forms of defalcation.

Mr. Connors is an Accredited Senior Appraiser (Business Valuation), Certified Public Accountant, and a Certified Fraud Examiner. He is also Accredited in Business Valuation by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Employment History

March 2010 to present
Rocky Mountain Advisory LLC
Salt Lake City, Utah
Managing Member

October 2002 to March 2010
PricewaterhouseCoopers, L.L.P.
Salt Lake City, Utah
Forensic Services

January 2002 to October 2002
Call & Hartle, LLC
Salt Lake City, Utah
Tax Preparation and Financial Statement Preparation

Education

University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
Master of Business Administration, 2004

University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
BS Accounting, 2002. Magna Cum Laude, BS Information Systems, 2002. Magna Cum Laude

Professional Credentials

  • Accredited Senior Appraiser (Business Valuation)

  • Certified Public Accountant (Utah License)

  • Accredited in Business Valuation

  • Certified Fraud Examiner

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Appraisers

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

  • Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants

  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Publications

  • “How the Book of Wisdom Impacts Lost Profits,” Attorney at Law Magazine, Greater Salt Lake City Edition, Vol. 3 No. 1.

  • “Performing Business Valuations for Companies with Financial Difficulties,” Valuation Strategies, July/ August 2014.

  • “Litigating Business Value,” Attorney at Law Magazine, Greater Salt Lake City Edition, Premier 2013.

  • “How Business Valuation Methods Help Uncover Lost Profits,” Valuation Strategies, September/October 2013.

  • “Avoiding Ponzi Schemes: The Lure, The Fraud, The Reality, and The Agony,“ The Journal Entry, July 2011.

  • “Business Valuation Applications to Economic Damages for Lost Profits,” Utah Bar Journal, January/February 2011.

Language Proficiency

Speaks, reads and writes Portuguese fluently

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