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Takis Makridis

Takis Makridis

Title: President and CEO

Company: Equity Methods

Location: Scottsdale, AZ

Educational Background:

MBA, Oxford University
BS, Finance and Economics, Arizona State University


Takis Makridis is responsible for the strategy, service delivery, and thought leadership efforts at Equity Methods. Leveraging extensive consulting experience, Takis is relentlessly committed to delivering practical, plain-English, high-impact solutions to clients while remaining active in the firm’s research efforts.

Takis works closely with finance and HR executives to address their equity compensation accounting, valuation, and financial reporting needs and is critically engaged with thought leaders from consulting firms, public accounting, and academia in addressing new and emerging issues. Equity Methods has served over 450 companies in properly valuing and accounting for their equity compensation instruments, with a particular focus on large and generally complex programs (having served 35 Fortune 100 companies).

A nationally recognized speaker, Takis frequently leads conference presentations, executive briefing sessions, and firm webinars. His driving goal is to enhance knowledge sharing among client firms and disseminate best practices throughout the industry.

Takis is the author of Advanced Topics in Equity Compensation Accounting and co-author of Accounting for Equity Compensation (third-fifth editions), published by the National Center for Employee Ownership. The two have been required texts for the Certified Equity Professional (CEP) designation.

Takis also is a contributor to various technical publications and is cited in media such as the New York Times, Corporate Board, Compliance Week,, and Treasury and Risk. He holds a BS in economics and finance from Arizona State University and an MBA from Oxford University.