About Taylor

Taylor West is a Partner and the National Leader of Valuation Services for Marcum. Taylor specializes in the valuation of corporate debt, equity and derivative securities, partnership interests, and intangible assets of privately held and publicly traded businesses. His valuation projects serve a variety of purposes, including mergers and acquisitions, financial reporting, tax reporting, litigation, bankruptcy, portfolio valuation, and corporate planning.

Taylor serves domestic and global clients in numerous industries, including energy, healthcare, technology, real estate, hospitality, consumer and industrial products, telecommunications, and financial services, among others. He has advised corporate valuation clients on more than $50 billion of M&A transactions in the past decade. His work has been reviewed by the Internal Revenue Service and all of the major accounting firms.

Additionally, Taylor has been a regular public speaker on the topic of valuation and was appointed to the Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ Client Advisory Board. He was also recognized as one of Houston Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 honorees.

Taylor began his career as a financial analyst at an energy corporation and then joined the advisory practice at a major global accounting firm in 2000. Since then, he has held leadership positions at global accounting and consulting firms, including being appointed the National Oil and Gas Practice Leader at the world’s largest independent valuation firm.

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts
  • American Society of Appraisers
Practice Focus

Business Valuation
Intangible Asset Valuation
Complex Securities Valuation
Debt Valuation
Corporate Finance Advisory
Buy-Side and Sell-Side Valuation and Corporate Finance Consulting
Financing Appraisals
Litigation Support
Serves as an Expert Witness

Industry Focus

Oil & Gas Exploration & Production
Oilfield Equipment & Services
Midstream Oil & Gas
Downstream – Refining & Petrochemicals
Real Estate
Consumer & Industrial Products


Masters of Business Administration, Finance
Rollins College

Bachelor of Arts, International Relations
Rollins College