Managing Director

Dirk Van Dyke, ASA, MSBA

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Meet Dirk

In his 20+ years of experience, Dirk has performed more than 1,000 business valuations. He has particular expertise serving clients in the software, life sciences, telecommunications and green industries, and has valued intangible assets such as developed and in-process R&D, customer contracts and relationships, patents, trade names, licensing agreements and covenants not to compete. He has also developed valuation models for companies with complex capital structures. Dirk is co-author of The Business of Business Valuation (McGraw-Hill) and has given numerous industry presentations on tech company valuations, IRS Code Section 409A and FASB SAS 123R.

He has a longstanding passion for math and science. At age 14, on his own initiative, Dirk applied to and was accepted at a science and technology magnet high school. He received his BA in economics from John Hopkins University and his MS in business administration from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.  In addition, he completed coursework and passed the qualifying exam for a PhD in accounting from the Haas School.

Dirk is also active in his community. He volunteers at local hospitals and serves as a math tutor for low-income children in his area.

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Professional History


  • ValueNomics Research Inc.
  • Coopers & Lybrand LLP


  • Fair Value Forum


  • Johns Hopkins University
  • University of California, Berkeley

Speaking Engagements

  • AICPA National Business Valuation Conference, November 10, 2015, Las Vegas, “Doubling Down with the Monte Carlo Method: Using the Monte Carlo Method in Valuations”
  • Keirestu Forum, Oakland, June 16, 2005 “Valuation of Early Stage Technology Companies”
Industries Served
Dirk's Thought Leadership
Blog articles
On August 2, 2016, the IRS issued Proposed Regulations 2704 in an attempt to reduce/eliminate valuation discounts.

August 22, 2016
Blog articles
What you need to know now to help guide you through FAS 141(R), 142 and 144 as well as other best practices.

October 06, 2010