University Valuation Group
a student-led valuation consultancy
WORK WITH RISING FINANCE PROFESSIONALS
See the future today.
Our group is composed of the most motivated, talented, and ambitious students of business and finance. When you choose to work with the students of the University Valuation Group, you are choosing to trust the future of valuation and consulting talent.
VALUATION TAILORED TO YOU
Know your value. Know your market.
We know and understand your specific needs related to valuation as an enterprise owner. No two businesses are alike and we have the time, energy, and analytic ability to identify the valuation characteristics and nuances that makes you unique as a business. The University Valuation Group is truly a cohort of professionals that work for you.
TAKE YOUR BUSINESS TO THE NEXT LEVEL
Enterprise value and beyond.
Take the first big step to truly see your business from a whole new view. With the in-depth, enterprise valuation work produced by our group, you will gain new and valuable insights about your company's financial health, growth prospects, competitive landscape and equity portrait.
Our Story. Our Mission.
The University Valuation Group was founded in January of 2018 and set out with a simple mission: to provide businesses with an excellent valuation experience and allow the best and brightest university students to put their unique financial skills and expertise to work. The University Valuation Group is open to students of all majors and hopes to incorporate undergrads from Utah Colleges and Universities.
Richard E. Haskell, Sr. is an Associate Professor (Finance) in the Gore School of Business at Westminster College, has a faculty appointment in the Department of Economics at the University of Utah, and is a retired business owner. His research agenda includes explorations into valuation modeling (discounted cash flows, multiples) in corporate finance,and the higher education and labor market effects of innovations in public education.
Nihtilä is originally from Finland and moved to Salt Lake City after being recruited to the Men's Ski Team. He is a graduate of Westminster College's Gore School of Business (Finance) and is currently enrolled in the University of Edinburg's MSF program. He was part of the first runner-up team in the 2019 AICPA business valuation challenge. He is excited to continue his work as a the Project Manager with University Valuation Group, having held the position of Senior Associate in Spring 2021.
Justus is a graduate from Westminster College's Gore School of Business (Finance) and is currently enrolled in Westminster's MBA program. During his time at Westminster, Justus placed 1st with his team in the State CFA challenge and competed with the schools NCAA soccer team. He started working with University Valuation Group in 2020 as a project manager and has since moved into the Senior Associate position. He also works at Westminster as a TA to the corporate finance classes at both the undergrad and postgrad levels.
The University Valuation Group is a student led valuation consultancy. As a student led, academically sponsored group, the final materials and deliverables created by the group are to be utilized as academic research and for the sole purpose of introducing business owners to different methods of enterprise valuation. Clients of the University Valuation Group should not use University Valuation Group work and materials for any transaction, audit or investment related activities. It is highly encouraged that clients seek the services of professional valuation firms if they wish to move forward with the valuation process.