Zachary Drake

Years of Experience

16 years


University of Missouri
B.S. in Business Administration

Industry Expertise

Life Sciences, Retail, Technology

Big Four Alma Mater


Zachary Drake

Managing Director – Valuation

Zak brings 16 years of valuation experience to WilliamsMarston. His extensive valuation expertise includes financial reporting matters such as complex debt and equity instruments, stock-based compensation awards, convertible debt, preferred stock, earn-outs, contingent liabilities, stock options, warrants, derivatives and tax reporting matters such as 409a and legal entity valuations. Zak’s broad industry experience includes technology, retail and life sciences.

Prior to WilliamsMarston, Zak was a Managing Director at Bay Valuation Advisors, LLC (“BVA”). Prior to BVA, Zak was a Senior Manager in Deloitte LLP’s valuation practice in New York for more than 14 years. While at Deloitte, he assisted clients ranging from early-stage to Fortune 100 companies with complex security valuations related to stock-based compensation, derivatives and hedging, leases including incremental borrowing rates and business combinations.

Zak holds a Master of Business Administration from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business. And a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Missouri.