Adrien E. Gamache, PhD, ASA
Chairman & Founder
(425) 688-1700, ext. 111
Adrien “Mick” Gamache founded Private Valuations, Inc. in January, 1995. He has primary responsibility for business development and relations with clients and allied professionals. He also oversees the business valuation activities of the firm.
He has served clients ranging from small, local firms to multi-national corporations with operations in Europe, Japan and the United States. Mick has managed the valuations of business enterprises and their tangible and intangible assets, including intellectual property, in a broad range of industries. He has also managed the appraisals of a wide variety of existing and proposed industrial and commercial real estate developments. He has testified in a variety of legislative, administrative and judicial settings, including superior court, federal district court, county and state ad valorem tax appeal bodies, land use regulatory bodies, and legislative committees.
Mick was a Vice President of Consilium, Inc., a Bellevue, Washington firm, where he was responsible for the staffing, technical direction and monitoring of business valuation and real estate appraisal services. He began his career at MacMillan Bloedel Ltd., a major British Columbia forest products firm, where he modeled manufacturing operations. Then followed experience as a forest products analyst with a Portland, Oregon NYSE firm, several years as a consultant to the forest products and land use industries and five years on the University of Washington faculty, teaching courses in financial decision-making and land use economics.
Mick received a BS degree from Purdue University and a PhD emphasizing economics and finance from the University of Washington. He has been an instructor for a variety of short courses and workshops in economics, financial decision-making, valuation theory and statistics for the Appraisal Institute, MacMillan Bloedel Ltd., the University of Washington, the Washington Institute, ITT Rayonier, Louisiana-Pacific Corp., the Northwest Securities Institute of the Washington and Oregon State Bar Associations, Lorman Education Services and the National Business Institute. Mick is active in the Northwest Entrepreneurs Network, the Estate Planning Council of Seattle and the Association for Corporate Growth. He holds the designation of Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) in business valuation from the American Society of Appraisers, and he is licensed as a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser by the State of Washington.