Cornerstone Research Promotes Four to Principal in Boston, Chicago, and Washington

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Economic and financial consulting firm advances Molter, Osborn, Paulus, and Poczatek to principal.

San Francisco—Cornerstone Research, a leading provider of economic and financial consulting and expert testimony, has announced the promotions of four staff members to principal: Russell Molter, Matt Osborn, Ellen Paulus, and Matt Poczatek.

“We are delighted to witness the accomplishments of this outstanding group of newly promoted principals, who have demonstrated both exceptional leadership and deep commitment to our clients and experts.”

More information about the firm’s four new principals appears below.

  • Russell Molter is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). Mr. Molter specializes in matters involving accounting, auditing, forensic investigation, and merger efficiencies. He has analyzed a range of issues related to cost accounting, accounting for income taxes, revenue recognition, contingent liabilities, fair value, and derivatives. His work includes assisting public and private companies, as well as government entities, across a variety of industries. He is based in Chicago.
  • Matt Osborn addresses issues involving financial markets, corporate finance, and financial institutions. Dr. Osborn evaluates allegations of securities fraud, conducts valuation analysis, and analyzes large financial market databases to assess claims of financial market manipulation. He has examined price impact, market efficiency, loss causation, and damages in 10b‑5 securities litigation and has conducted valuation analyses. Dr. Osborn’s research has been published in the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. He is based in Washington.
  • Ellen Paulus specializes in matters involving financial markets, financial institutions, and valuation. Dr. Paulus consults to financial services firms, including asset managers and broker-dealers, with a focus on the performance, pricing, trading, and alleged manipulation of both exchange-traded and over-the-counter securities. She has extensive experience analyzing the complex capital structures of high-growth technology companies and their valuation implications. Dr. Paulus has published research in the Journal of Empirical Finance. She is based in Boston.
  • Matt Poczatek is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) who focuses on financial reporting and auditing issues arising in litigation, internal investigations, and regulatory enforcement actions. Mr. Poczatek also consults on matters involving corporate governance, cost accounting, and forensic accounting issues. He has extensive expertise with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and their application to revenue recognition, loss contingencies, income tax, business combinations, segment reporting, impairment, and fair value measurement. He is based in Chicago.

“We are delighted to witness the accomplishments of this outstanding group of newly promoted principals, who have demonstrated both exceptional leadership and deep commitment to our clients and experts,” said Yesim Richardson, Cornerstone Research’s president. “All four have taken on new challenges and responsibilities throughout their careers, consistently delivering high-quality work and fostering our firm’s collaborative culture as trusted mentors and colleagues.”

  • Chicago

Russell Molter

Principal

  • Washington

Matt Osborn

Principal

  • Boston

Ellen Paulus

Principal

  • Chicago

Matt Poczatek

Principal

Contact

Zinie Sampson
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804.381.1272
zsampson@baretzbrunelle.com