University of Virginia, JD, 1998

NC State University, BSEE, 1993

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Professional Designations

Chartered Financial Analyst, 2001


bar admissions

Nevada, 2009

North Carolina, 1999


industry associations

CFA Institute

Russel b. Duckworth, CFA, JD

Managing Director

Mr. Duckworth has over 18 years of experience valuing private and public companies. He founded Duckworth & Company after a career as a securities analyst in the investment industry. Mr. Duckworth has extensive valuation, investment due diligence, and financial modeling experience. He is also a corporate lawyer with experience in mergers and acquisitions transactions.


Mr. Duckworth began his investment career in the equity research department at Salomon Smith Barney in New York, where he was a member of a team covering publicly-traded broker dealers. In this position, he conducted fundamental research, developed valuation models and wrote research reports. From 2000-2004, Mr. Duckworth was an equity analyst with Sterling Capital Management in Charlotte, NC, where he was part of a team that managed a $1.5 billion portfolio for institutional investors. His role was to conduct fundamental research, develop valuation models and make investment recommendations.


In 2004, he founded Duckworth Capital Management, LLC and organized a private investment fund, Duckworth Capital Partners, LP. The fund made equity investments in small capitalization publicly-traded companies. Mr. Duckworth was responsible for all aspects of the fund’s investment strategy, including idea generation, investment due diligence, valuation model development and trade execution.


Prior to entering the investment profession, Mr. Duckworth was an attorney with Moore & Van Allen in Charlotte. His practice focused on private equity and mergers & acquisitions transactions.


Mr. Duckworth splits his time between Reno and Raleigh, North Carolina. He is also a principal in Piedmont Valuation Advisors, which is based in Raleigh and provides valuation and litigation consulting services in North Carolina and Virginia. For further information,

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