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.
Originally from Mississippi, Reid moved out west with the Air Force. After his service, he stayed to attend college here at Westminster. Reid is a Senior that will be graduating in May of 2022 with a major in Finance and minor in Spanish. Reid worked as an associate for University Valuation Group last year. He is excited to return this year to assist the local business owners in financial decisions and the further his skill set and knowledge of the valuation field.
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.
Gavin Beilman is currently a senior at Westminster College, majoring in Finance, graduating in May 2022. He is a current honor roll student-athlete and team captain for the lacrosse team. Working with the University Valuation Group, Gavin strives to provide businesses with unique and tailored valuation experience. Given his student-athlete background, he understands dedication and attention to detail. He enjoys spending time with family and friends in his free time and is an avid snowboarder & fly fisherman.
Nathan who is originally from western Massachusetts, moved to Utah 5 years ago. He is currently a senior at Westminster college majoring in Finance planning on graduating in the spring of 2022. Nathan is extremely excited for this opportunity to be part of the Uval team and gain experience in the real-world valuation of companies. He loves skiing, writing, and fishing in his free time.
Murphy Clarke is a junior at Westminster College studying finance. He is from Chico, California where we grew up playing lacrosse which is ultimately what brought him to Westminster where he has been a member of the men’s lacrosse team during his college career. Participating in the University Valuation group will allow him to learn a lot about valuation and the skills necessary to help businesses succeed, while also gaining real world experience. When he is not in class or playing lacrosse, he enjoys fly fishing, skiing, and keeping up with professional sports.
Victoria Crittenden is a junior at Westminster College studying Economics and Finance. Victoria, originally from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania spends most of her free time outdoor activities such as hiking, golfing, and in the winter, skiing. She is excited to be on the UVal team this fall and hopes to gain a better understanding of valuations while being exposed to it first-hand.
Donald Ginnetti III is a senior at Westminster College pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Donald has ventured West to expand his knowledge in the finance world and to gain experience through programs like University Valuation Group. He has over four years of experience ranging from private financial management with Horter Investment Management, LLC. to corporate finance and accounting work with Lordstown Motor Corporation. Donald also participates in Division II Men’s Lacrosse at Westminster College and enjoys skiing and fishing in his free time.
Teresa Gonzales is a senior majoring in International Business and minoring in Economics at Westminster College. After graduating this spring with a bachelor's degree, she plans on continuing her education by pursuing an MBA. She is currently the annual giving fundraising intern for Westminster College. Teresa is excited to be a part of the University Valuation Group and looks forward to assisting local businesses and developing her valuation skills.
Isaac Headrick is a senior at Westminster College studying Finance. Originally from Denver Colorado, Isaac is excited for the opportunity with the University Valuation Group to continue using his knowledge in valuation. Along with his studies at Westminster, Isaac is a member of Westminster's NCAA Men’s Golf team and is also a Financial Planning Analyst at Bridge Investment Group.
Gaeble Jones is a Senior at Westminster College planning to graduate in May 2022. Originally from Salt Lake, Gaeble came to Westminster College to study International Business and Entrepreneurship. Being a part of the University Valuation Group is an exciting opportunity, not only for her to sharpen her skills in finance, but to learn from a real world approach. Gaeble is currently working as a Social Media Marketing Assistant for a financial aid service company. She also works as the Founder/Creative Director of Oyster Upcycle, a small sustainable jewelry company donating a portion of monthly profits to non profit organizations that support the global community.
Jarrett Jordan, a Las Vegas, Nevada native, now playing collegiate level basketball, has led him to a new home in Utah, for the past four years. He received his Associates Degree at Salt Lake Community College. He now will be completing his bachelor’s degree in finance at Westminster College in the Spring of 2022. He would like to us uval to improve his knowledge and skills of evaluating a specific companies financial investment plan. He plans to continue his education getting his master’s degree in Sports Management while finishing his last year of eligibility to play basketball.
Matt Kitzman is a senior at Westminster College who is majoring in Finance. Originally from Salt Lake City, Matt is a member of the men’s basketball team at the school as well. He is currently interning at Elevated Retirement Group, where he has gained a great deal of financial knowledge and skill. Matt is looking forward to gaining more knowledge and skill in finance with the University Valuation Group while helping small businesses.
Cole is a senior studying International Business and Management at Westminster College and expects to graduate May of 2022. Originally from Whitefish Montana, he is excited to be a part of the University Valuation Group this fall and looks forward to improving valuation skills as well as creating new analytical skills while helping small businesses. In his free time, Cole loves to ski, dance, hike, and travel to new places.
I am a current Senior at Westminster College, actively pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Finance. I am excited to use the University Valuation as an opportunity to enhance my skill set and experience. I am passionate about Event Planning and Community Building. I am currently the Event and Outreach Director for UCCD (Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy).
Rick Schmidt is a senior from Salt Lake City who is thrilled to be a member of the University Valuation Group. He looks forward to gaining real world experience while also developing his valuation skillset. Rick is excited to have exposure to to the back-end details of a variety of businesses here in Salt Lake City and seeks to add his best expertise to its clients. In his free time, Rick enjoys basketball, the outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.
Dylan Wakeland is a senior studying Finance and Marketing at Westminster College. Originally from Redding California, Dylan is looking forward to using his financial education in the University Valuation Group to work with real local businesses while growing his own experience in company valuation analysis.
Alec Williams is a senior who is majoring in Finance and Business Management. Originally from Moab, UT, he came to Westminster to compete on the men’s golf team, with whom he is now in his fourth year. He hopes to gain some meaningful experience in valuation practice with the uVal group, along with helping a few local businesses along the way. Outside of school, Alec likes to golf, ski, and go on hikes around the Salt Lake area.
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.