Hodges, Cheyenne

Cheyenne Hodges, ASA

Senior Associate

Cheyenne Hodges provides professional services in the areas of business valuation and litigation support in engagements involving intangible asset valuation, lost profits related to intellectual property litigation, bankruptcy and reorganization proceedings, transfer pricing, estate and gift taxation, mergers and acquisitions, and internal planning.

Cheyenne earned an MBA with concentrations in Finance and Strategic Analysis of Accounting Information (SAAI) from Indiana University Kelley School of Business and a B.S. in Finance from Arizona State University. He has also been awarded the Accredited Senior Appraisal (ASA) designation from the American Society of Appraisers.
Prior to joining Kotzin Valuation Partners, Cheyenne was a senior analyst with IPmetrics, LLC, a San Diego-area consulting firm, where he specialized in analyzing and valuing numerous types of intellectual property and intangible assets for litigation support, licensing transactions, transfer pricing, and bankruptcy. He has also worked in financial services as a Trade Specialist in the Compliance division of AIG Financial Advisors, where he performed suitability reviews of all security transactions, and he worked as a Registered Representative for Charles Schwab & Co.

Certifications and Designations
Indiana University - Kelley School of Business, M.B.A., Finance and Accounting, 2005
Arizona State University, B.S., Finance, 1999
Range of Experience
Prepared comprehensive business valuation analyses with a focus on the valuation and licensing of intellectual property and intangible assets for litigation support and transaction advisory
Performed comprehensive appraisals of shareholder interests in closely held entities and qualified plans for estate tax, gift tax and other fiduciary tax reporting purposes
Performed extensive industry and competitor analysis across a broad spectrum of industries, including health care, food service, hospitality, banking, financial services, consumer goods, personal care products, wireless/mobile, and the entertainment industry
Reviewed historical and projected financial statements and performed detailed financial analysis and complex modeling to assess business risks and key value drivers
Collaborated with business owners and their senior management teams to understand and identify unique company specific risks and business value drivers
Provided calculation of unjust enrichment, lost profits, reasonable royalty and corrective advertising damages associated with alleged trademark, copyright and patent infringement
Prepared rights of publicity damages analysis regarding the apportionment of economic profits, e.g., compensation paid to celebrities for brand value, endorsement/sponsorship value and exclusivity value components
Reviewed opposing experts’ reports and depositions for the purpose of preparing rebuttal analyses and reports and accompanying cross-examination questions
Created and implemented financial models utilizing extensive ad hoc analysis in the context of assessing and quantifying economic damages
Performed in-depth industry research and analysis for supporting valuations, damages claims, and licensing customs and practices in a litigation context
Professional Background
IPMetrics LLC (San Diego): Senior Analyst (2011-2016)
CONSOR Intellectual Asset Management (La Jolla, California): Senior Financial Analyst (2008-2011)
Ringel Kotzin Valuation Services (Phoenix): Valuation Analyst (2006-2007)
AIG Financial Advisors (Phoenix): Surveillance Analyst, Regional Management/Compliance (2005)
Charles Schwab & Co. (Phoenix): Registered Representative (2000-2001)
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