Mark E. Zmijewski

Mark E. Zmijewski

Senior Consultant to CRA
+1-312-619-3380, +1-312-618-8543 (cell)

Professor Mark E. Zmijewski (Zme-yev‘-ski) specializes in the areas of accounting, economics, and finance as they relate to valuation, financial analysis, and security analysis. He has been on the faculty of The University of Chicago Booth School of Business since 1984. He currently holds the Charles T. Horngren Professorship, prior to which he held the Leon Carroll Marshall Professorship. In addition to his faculty duties, Professor Zmijewski was also Deputy Dean. Professor Zmijewski’s research focuses on firm valuation and the ways in which various capital market participants use information to value securities. He has taught various courses in accounting, finance, and entrepreneurship.

He has published articles in academic journals in the areas of accounting and financial economics and has co-authored a textbook on how to value companies, parts of companies, and the securities issued by companies, titled “Corporate Valuation: Theory, Evidence and Practice.”  He has been an associate editor of The Accounting Review, and has been on the editorial boards of both the Journal of Accounting Research and The Accounting Review. Professor Zmijewski is also a senior advisor to, and a member of, the Investment Committee at Patron Capital Partners (Funds IV and V), a private equity investment company with a focus on real estate related investments. He was Managing Director and Principal as well as a founding partner of Chicago Partners, LLC.

Professor Zmijewski has worked in litigation matters in US state and federal courts, in the Supreme Court of Victoria in Australia, and in US and international arbitrations. He consults on matters related to business and securities valuation, securities litigation, mergers and acquisitions, solvency and ability to pay, antitrust litigation, commercial and stockholder disputes, accounting issues, and creating and evaluating business plans. His expertise has been applied to many industry sectors, including airline, auto, financial services, chemical, computer hardware and software, credit card and credit card security, energy, entertainment, for-profit education, health care, insurance, heavy and light manufacturing, pharmaceutical, retail, real estate investment funds, securities companies, technology, telecommunications, transportation, and others.


PhD, Accounting, State University of New York at Buffalo
MBA, Accounting, State University of New York at Buffalo
BA, Accounting, State University of New York at Buffalo