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Daniel R. Van Vleet, ASA

Managing Director

Daniel R. Van Vleet is a Managing Director in the Valuation & Financial Opinions Group at Stout Risius Ross (SRR). Mr. Van Vleet has extensive experience providing professional valuation advisory and economic analysis services in the fields of controversy, taxation, and corporate and shareholder transactions. His advisory and analytical services have been provided in a broad range of industries and for a variety of purposes including fairness and solvency opinions, estate and gift tax, income tax, tax restructuring, board of directors advisory services, shareholder disputes, marital dissolution, corporate transaction disputes, bankruptcy and reorganization, purchase and sale advisement, and other controversy, tax, and corporate and shareholder transaction related matters.

Mr. Van Vleet has provided professional services in the following industries, among others: advertising, aerospace, agriculture, apparel, architecture, automotive, aviation, beer and wine distribution, business consulting services, biotechnology, cable television, carpet and floor cleaning,  chemical manufacturing, commercial banking, commercial packaging, computers, construction, container manufacturing, dental equipment, dealerships, direct mail, direct marketing, e-commerce, education, electrical contracting, electrical switchgear equipment, engineering, food brokerage and distribution, food processing, forest products, furniture manufacturing and distribution, gaming, genetic engineering, gold mining and exploration, grocery, health care, hedge funds, high frequency trading, HVAC, hotels, insurance, investment banking, internet B2B and B2C, investment management services, law, liquor distillers and distributors, management consulting, marine, medical equipment, medicine, merchandise vending, metal fabrication, mobile data communications, mortgage banking, motion pictures, multi-level marketing, newspapers, office equipment, oil and gas pipelines and exploration, operations consulting, paper brokerage and distribution, pari-mutuel racing, petrochemical, pharmaceuticals, plastics, professional sports, publishing, pulp and paper machinery manufacturing, quick service restaurants, real estate development and brokerage, resort/recreation, restaurants, retail, soft drinks and beverages, television and radio broadcasting, tobacco, transportation and trucking, and wholesale distribution.

Mr. Van Vleet is a contributing author to several business valuation books. He has lectured extensively and presented numerous advanced education seminars on the subjects of business valuation, pass-through entity valuation, controversy and transaction advisory services. In addition, he has testified as an expert witness at trial in state and federal courts, arbitrations, and depositions.

Prior to joining SRR, Mr. Van Vleet was a Managing Director with Duff & Phelps, LLC in its Valuation Advisory Services Group in Chicago. Prior to his affiliation with Duff & Phelps, LLC, he was the Managing Director in charge of the Chicago office of Willamette Management Associates.

Mr. Van Vleet is the International Past President of the American Society of Appraisers and a former President of the Business Valuation Association of Chicago.  He is also a member of the Chicago Estate Planning Council, Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors, and serves on the valuation editorial review board for Trusts & Estates magazine.  Mr. Van Vleet serves as the American Society of Appraisers representative to both the International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC) and the Saudi Authority for Accredited Valuers (TAQEEM). He has also served as a business valuation instructor for the American Society of Appraisers.

Mr. Van Vleet has served as an adjunct professor of finance at the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University and as a Continuing Education Instructor at Northwestern University. 


M.B.A., University of Chicago
B.S., Portland State University


  • Accredited Senior Appraiser, Business Valuation