Nicholas Reitter is a Senior Manager in the Valuation Services Group at Equity Methods. In this role, he works with a wide variety of clients on the valuation of equity compensation instruments, using various adaptations of the Black-Scholes modeling framework, such as risk-neutral Monte Carlo simulations and more elaborate “waterfall” models.
Prior to joining Equity Methods, Nicholas was a Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), serving as one of that firm’s principal subject-matter experts in the area of valuation of equity instruments that are issued to be used as compensation.
In addition to writing the modeling and assumption-setting chapters for PwC’s monograph on accounting for stock-based compensation (first published in 2005, with many re-issues since), he has authored major thought leadership in the area of long-term forecasting of equity volatility, a key source of uncertainty within the valuation process.
Nicholas holds a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and an M.B.A. in Statistics from the Stern School of Business at New York University. Alongside his professional work, he has also taught college-level mathematics to engineering students at Cooper Union as an adjunct professor.