Industry Expertise

Practice Focus


Sharyl has more than 20 years of corporate finance experience and has successfully completed more than 1,500 valuations. She provides a range of valuation services with an emphasis on Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs). Sharyl specializes in the appraisal of operating companies, family limited partnerships, and limited liability corporations for a variety of purposes, including ESOPs, estate and gift tax, potential sale and acquisition, divestitures, financial reporting, and corporate planning. Her expertise includes the valuation of intangible assets, such as common stock, restricted stock, preferred stock, general and limited partner interests, and identifiable intangible assets such as customer lists, patents, and non-competition agreements. Sharyl was selected as a 2014 Working Mother of the Year in Working Mother magazine.

Selected Publications

  • "Best of all worlds? Quick and effective sale of your company" (Moss Adams Insight, March 2018)

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Valuations – Answers to Unasked Questions
    (Western ESOP Chapter Conference, October 2018)
  • Acquisition Considerations for ESOP Companies
    (The ESOP Association Technical Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, November 2017)
  • Creating a Buyer for Your Company – ESOPs and Private Equity
    (Expert Webcast, November 2017)
  • Advanced Valuation Issues
    (California/Western States Chapter ESOP Association Chapter Conference, San Diego, California, October 2017)
  • ESOPs as an Exit Plan
    (UBS Private Wealth Management and Moss Adams, September 2017)
  • Development and Application of the Repurchase Obligation Study
    (The National ESOP Association Technical Conference, November 2016)
  • Buying and Selling ESOP Companies
    (California/Western States Chapter ESOP Association Conference, October 2016)
  • Moderator
    (California/Western States Chapter ESOP Association Spring Seminar, Sacramento California, April 2016)
  • Basic Valuation
    (California/Western States Chapter ESOP Association Chapter Conference, Denver, Colorado, September 2015)
  • ESOP Fundamentals
    (Bank of America, 2015)
  • Valuation from a Fiduciary Perspective
    (California/Western States Chapter ESOP Association Fiduciary Seminar, June 2014)

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Society of Appraisers
  • Member, CFA Institute
  • Member, ESOP Association
  • Member, National Center for Employee Ownership
  • Member, National ESOP Association Valuation Advisory Committee
  • Member, Sacramento Estate Planning Council
  • Past Treasurer and Board Member, CFA Society of Sacramento


  • BA, finance, Western Washington University
  • MBA, Seattle University