Dr. Stephen Blough Joins Valentiam Group as Partner
Posted by Valentiam Group on February 6, 2024
Dr. Blough, who is based in Providence, Rhode Island, further strengthens the firm’s position as a leader in the transfer pricing and valuation services industry.
"We are pleased to welcome Steve Blough to the firm. He is one of the pioneers of modern transfer pricing in the United States, having started his career in the industry in 1994—the same year the US regulations were finalized. His wealth of experience, particularly in the technology sector, will further enhance our industry expertise and capabilities. Steve’s reputation as a thought leader and his commitment to partner-driven client service align perfectly with the mission and strategy of the firm," said Jared Walls, Co-Managing Partner at Valentiam Group.
Dr. Blough remarked, “I am pleased to join Valentiam. The firm’s emphasis on advising clients on the most complex areas of transfer pricing creates an exciting, forward-thinking environment. I look forward to contributing my expertise and collaborating with the team.”
Prior to joining Valentiam, Dr. Blough spent more than 25 years in the transfer pricing practice of a Big 4 accounting firm, where he held numerous leadership roles. Most recently he served as the firm’s senior transfer pricing economist and the Economic and Valuation Services functional leader of the firm’s Washington National Tax practice. In his technical leadership roles, he was centrally involved in developing positions and commenting on OECD transfer pricing developments.
Dr. Blough began his professional career as a faculty member in the department of economics at Johns Hopkins University. He also served as an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Dr. Blough earned his M.A. in Statistics and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley.
About Valentiam Group
Valentiam Group is named after the Latin phrase ad valentiam, “according to the value,” a core tenet of valuation and transfer pricing. The firm employs a partner-driven service model to advise clients on all aspects of transfer pricing and valuation. Our team of industry-leading professionals has been formed by experiences in senior industry roles, at Big 4 accounting firms, and other boutique firms specializing in transfer pricing and valuation. For more information, visit www.valentiam.com.
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