Laurie-Leigh White is a Senior Vice President of BVA Group. As a Senior Vice President, Ms. White is responsible for overseeing the execution of a variety of valuation and litigation engagements. Specifically, Ms. White specializes in the valuation of companies, partnerships, intangible assets, complex securities for financial reporting and tax purposes, and employee stock ownership plans.
Ms. White has been involved in hundreds of valuation projects for a wide variety of purposes, including financial reporting, employee stock ownership plans, valuations for tax purposes, transaction advisory, and fairness opinions. Additionally, Ms. White has been involved in litigation consulting assignments related to economic damages, financial forensics, and valuation matters. Although she has experience in a wide variety of industries, Ms. White has particularly extensive experience in the energy, technology, distribution, and alcoholic beverage industries.
Ms. White’s valuation experience is expansive, including valuations for the purposes of mergers and acquisitions, financial reporting (with a focus on “fair value” accounting for goodwill impairment and purchase price allocations), employee stock ownership plans (including annual update valuations and transaction driven fairness opinions), and gift and estate tax. Ms. White has deep experience regarding the valuation of a variety of securities, including publicly-traded and closely-held common stock, preferred stock, stock options and warrants, and partnership interests. She is a leader in BVA’s employee stock ownership plan practice.
Ms. White received a Master of Science in Accounting, a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Southern Methodist University, where she graduated with highest honors. Ms. White is a Certified Public Accountant who holds the designation of Accredited in Business Valuation, and is an Accredited Senior Appraiser of the American Society of Appraisers with an Intangible Asset Appraisal Specialty. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. In 2007, Ms. White was awarded the Accounting Excellence Award by the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. In 2014, she was a nominee for the Houston Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” business and community leaders and was also a nominee for the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts “40 Under 40.” Ms. White was recently selected as a recipient of the 2016 AICPA Forensic and Valuation Services (“FVS”) Standing Ovation Recognition program. This program is designed to recognize professionals in the FVS practice area who are 40 or under, hold either the CFF and/or ABV credential, and have exhibited exemplary professional achievement.
Ms. White is serving as current chair of the American Society of Appraisers’ Energy Valuation Conference. Ms. White is active in the Women’s Finance Exchange of Houston, serving as President of the organization. She also serves as the Chair of an investor relations subcommittee of the Greater Houston Partnership and is a Board Member of the Houston chapter of the National Business Development Association. Ms. White is current President of the Houston Southern Methodist University alumni organization and member of the Houston Campaign Steering Committee. Furthermore, she is a member of the Houston chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth and Houston Estate and Financial Forum. Ms. White has also spoken at a Southwest Chapter ESOP conference.