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About Scalar

An Introduction

Scalar is a full service business valuation firm with offices in Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Boston, and Washington DC. We offer a full range of valuation services for tax, financial reporting, transaction advisory, and litigation purposes. With years of experience and deep industry expertise, Scalar is a leader in the valuation industry.

Our Philosophy

Integrity, professionalism, and a personal commitment to clients are the core values at Scalar. We do whatever it takes to exceed our clients’ expectations. That’s why we’ve been able to establish lasting relationships in the industry. We are dedicated to being a supportive resource beyond the initial engagement.

"I had a great experience working with Scalar. Their team was very insightful and responsive throughout the valuation process. I was especially impressed by their ability to work around tight deadlines.”

- Satin Mirchandani , CEO at TractManager Holdings

"Scalar was exceptional, and very responsive. Their turnaround time and overall service exceeded our expectations. They were patient, accommodating, and certainly proved their knowledge ability as they answered each question we threw at them. Our experience with Scalar was nothing short of positive.”

- Jerry Jao , CEO at Retention Science

Our Services

Tax Services

  • Entity Conversion
  • 1099-R & 5498
  • IRC 409A
  • ESOP
  • Gift & Estate

Financial Reporting

  • Fresh Start Accounting
  • Stock-based Compensation
    (ASC 718)
  • Derivative Valuation
    (ASC 815)
  • Portfolio Valuation
    (ASC 820)
  • Purchase Price Allocation (ASC 805)
  • Goodwill Impairment (ASC 350)
  • Intangible Asset Impairment
    (ASC 360)

Transaction Advisory

  • SBA 7(a) Loan
  • Solvency Opinion
  • Fairness Opinion
  • Enterprise Valuation
  • Valuation Consulting

Litigation Consulting

  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • General Counsel Strategy
  • General Litigation Support
  • Healthcare Litigation
  • Gift & Estate Tax Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Disputes
  • Commercial & Shareholder Disputes

Selected Clients

  • Ipsy
  • Slack
  • HireVue
  • Sprinklr
  • Glassdoor.com
  • Indiegogo
  • Dollar Shave Club
  • Frank & Oak

Our Team

Zak Nugent

Zak Nugent

Chief Executive Officer

Zak Nugent is the Chief Executive Officer of Scalar where he actively manages the day-to-day operations of the firm. Zak has been involved in all phases of the firm’s development since joining in 2009. He has overseen more than 2,000 valuation engagements for tax, financial reporting, transaction advisory, and litigation consulting purposes. Zak has provided valuation consulting to management teams and boards of directors for deferred compensation, purchase price accounting, mergers and acquisitions, capital fund raising, secondary transactions, equity buybacks, shareholder disputes, and succession planning. Zak currently sits on the board of directors for Excalibur Industries, Inc. Zak received his BS in Economics from the University of Utah.

Matt Tillotson

Matt Tillotson

Managing Director

Matt Tillotson oversees all valuation and transaction advisory engagements as the Managing Director at Scalar. He has valued 1,000’s of companies for tax, compliance, litigation, and estate planning purposes. These companies have ranged from pre-revenue startups to pre-IPO and public entities across various industries. Matt has served as a valuation expert witness for bankruptcy and corporate litigation. He has performed fund valuations for private and public PE funds. Matt graduated cum laude with a degree in finance from the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University and he was the recipient of the 2015 National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts 40 Under 40 award.

Taylor Jackson

Taylor Jackson


Taylor Jackson is a Principal at Scalar Analytics and is responsible for performing the firm’s valuation and transaction advisory engagements. Taylor has fulfilled on and managed more than 1,000 valuation engagements that include venture capital and private equity portfolios, mergers and acquisitions, raising capital, deferred compensation, financial reporting, estate and tax planning, shareholder disputes, and SBA 7(a) loans. Taylor has performed valuations and provided support for multiple companies that have successfully completed Initial Public Offerings. Taylor came to Scalar Analytics with previous experience in the venture capital and asset management industries. Taylor holds a BS in Finance from the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University. He is also a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) and a member of the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts.