Mr. Hughes leads the global valuation services of VRC’s affiliate network, Valuation Research Group (VRG) in addition to other VRC strategic growth initiatives and relationships. He is closely involved with the development and quality execution of client engagements with public and privately-held companies. He was the VRC co-CEO for 16 years from 2001 to 2017. Mr. Hughes is a shareholder and a Member of the Board of Directors. He has more than 25 years of practice development experience with professional service firms. Prior to joining us, Mr. Hughes served as a director at Arthur Andersen, LLP in Chicago, Illinois. In this capacity, he fostered effective business development strategies to support the business objectives of the Arthur Andersen Business Consulting Practice. In addition, Mr. Hughes also has business development experience with IBM, Unisys and the Honeywell Corporation.
Mr. Hughes holds a master of science degree from DePaul University, and a bachelor of business degree from Western Illinois University.