President and CEO, Equity Methods
Takis Makridis is the President and CEO of Equity Methods, LLC. Takis has considerable experience in working with finance and HR executives to address their equity compensation accounting, valuation, and financial reporting needs, and he remains critically engaged with thought-leaders from consulting firms, public accounting, and academia in addressing emerging issues. Equity Methods has served over 500 companies, including 26 of the Fortune 100, since its inception over 10 years ago. The 35+ professionals at Equity Methods assist clients in the valuation, design, and financial reporting of equity compensation awards, fair value measurement of complex securities subject to FAS 157 and FAS 141R, and business valuation for 409a purposes. Equity Methods delivers value and helps clients manage risk by fusing deep domain expertise with algorithm-based solutions.
Takis is a nationally recognized speaker at industry conferences across the country and frequently leads executive briefing sessions and firm webinars to enhance knowledge sharing among client firms and disseminate best practices throughout the industry. Takis is the author of Advanced Topics in Equity Compensation Accounting and coauthor (with Barbara Baksa) of Accounting for Equity Compensation (third – fifth edition), both published by the National Center for Employee Ownership, which have been required texts for the Certified Equity Professional (CEP) designation. Takis is also an advisory board member of the Certified Equity Professional Institute, and the Department of Finance at the WP Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Takis has published articles in various technical and business publications, and has also been cited in media publications such as the New York Times and Compliance Week. Takis holds a B.S. in Economics and Finance from Arizona State University and an M.B.A. from Oxford University.