Richard Malekian, MBA, is the president of Shareholder Value Consultants, Inc., a management consulting firm specializing in helping client companies create value for shareholders through the implementation of economic profit and free cash flow programs. Those programs include the installation of financial management frameworks within client companies based on economic profit and free cash flow, and the creation of management incentive compensation programs that are linked to those metrics.
His client experience covers several industries, including manufacturing services, airlines, chemicals, information technology, retailing, consumer products, and utilities. Prior to founding Shareholder Value Consultants, Richard was a director in the Shareholder Value Management group at PricewaterhouseCoopers and was also vice president at Stern Stewart & Company. Earlier in his career, he served as vice president within the Corporate Finance Group at American Express. His educational background includes an MBA in finance from New York University, and a BS in finance from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.