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Derk Rasmussen

CPA, ASA, CFE, CFF, ABV
Shareholder
Main: (801) 531 0400
Direct:
801.706.7166
Email:
Derk@sagefa.com

Experience

Mr. Rasmussen has been involved in consulting services since 1983. He has spent a considerable portion of his consulting career in the areas of business valuation, investigative accounting, damage analysis, projection and feasibility analysis and bankruptcy/liquidation consulting. 

Mr. Rasmussen has performed over two hundred business valuations on firms doing business in a wide variety of industries. He has also been involved with several large business projection/feasibility studies. These studies usually involve assessing the value and viability of new business ventures. Among the most noteworthy of these studies would be an engagement for Salt Lake County analyzing the viability of a new arena for the Utah Jazz. Additional studies would include analysis of new ski resort, golf course, transportation system, and resort hotel. Mr. Rasmussen has also been involved with the Utah Venture Capital conference and has assisted a wide variety of high-tech start-up companies with business plan presentations to venture capitalists. The presentations included projections of future revenue streams to allow venture capitalists to assess the potential return on investment, that could result by investing in the presenting company.

Mr. Rasmussen has also been involved in several international engagements. He has testified in a Portuguese criminal trial where there were allegations of stock fraud relating to two telecommunication companies. Mr. Rasmussen provided expert testimony to the Portuguese court on business valuation and forensic accounting issues. He also performed business valuation services on two companies that the Portuguese prosecutors claimed had little or no value.

Mr. Rasmussen has testified on many occasions on diverse matters including testimony before State Court, Federal Court, Bankruptcy Court and State, County and City Regulatory commissions and committees.

Education

Education

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Utah
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Utah
  • Master of Business Administration degree from Utah State University

Professional Certifications

Professional Certifications

  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) by the American Society of Appraisers

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Member of the Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants (UACPA)