Rick Schwartz



Senior Advisor

Rick G. Schwartz joined Kroll (formerly Duff & Phelps) in 2005. He is a senior advisor in the Silicon Valley office and part of the firm’s Strategic Value Advisory practice. Rick has 30+ years of experience in providing valuation and strategic advisory services to clients in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, information technology, consumer products and other industries.

Rick’s areas of expertise include valuing R&D assets, intellectual property, and early stage businesses; developing and reviewing financial projections; designing and conducting market research and market strategy analyses; performing decision analyses and real option valuations to guide business strategy; and facilitating business strategy workshops.  Rick provides litigation support and served as an expert in patent, tax, and other disputes.  

Prior to joining Kroll, Rick was a managing director at Standard & Poor’s, a director at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, and a principal at Applied Decision Analysis, Inc. 

Rick holds a Ph.D. in engineering-economic systems from Stanford University and a B.S. in civil engineering and B.A. in government from Cornell University. 


Valuation of businesses, assets and alternative investments for financial reporting, tax and other purposes.

Valuation Services

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Business Valuation Services

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Strategic Value Advisory

Kroll helps clients enhance fundamental company value by optimizing their transaction, investment, growth and operational strategies.

Startup Advisory Services

Kroll works with innovative and disruptive early-stage companies around the world, providing startup advisory services related to valuation, business plan/financial model review, cyber security advisory, due diligence, and deal support.