Financial institutions practice leader and Chicago office head recognized for exceptional leadership.
Boston, Mass. and Chicago, IL—Cornerstone Research, a leading provider of economic and financial consulting and expert testimony, is pleased to announce the promotion of Yesim C. Richardson and Andrew D. Richmond to senior vice president.
“Both Yesim and Andy hold top leadership roles. Yesim heads one of our largest practices. She has an incredible depth of financial sector expertise and knowledge that her clients and colleagues rely on,” said Michael E. Burton, the firm’s president and CEO. “The head of our thriving Chicago office, Andy is a highly sought after testifying expert and consultant in large, complex corporate litigation and investigations.”
Yesim and Andy have both made significant contributions to the management and culture of our firm.
Yesim Richardson leads Cornerstone Research’s financial institutions practice. She consults to clients on litigation matters involving the performance and valuation of financial institutions, portfolios, and securities, including equity, debt, structured finance, and derivative instruments. In addition to financial institutions, she works with clients in industries such as pharmaceuticals, high tech, telecommunications, and energy. Dr. Richardson is based in Boston.
Andy Richmond heads the firm’s Chicago office. He has more than 25 years of litigation consulting and expert witness experience in accounting, corporate fraud and concealment schemes, valuation, and economic damages. Mr. Richmond has also led independent forensic accounting investigations for boards, special committees, and management. His clients include public and private companies in professional services, manufacturing, financial institutions, entertainment, and technology.
“I also want to recognize the significant contributions that Yesim and Andy make to the management of the firm,” said Dr. Burton. “Yesim is on our Executive and Operating Policy Committees, and Andy serves on the Operating Policy Committee and chairs our Office Management Committee. These internal roles are another testament to their leadership and support of our core values and continued success.”