Applied Economics Atlanta

Michael Beeghley, ASA, MPH


Michael Beeghley, ASA, MPH
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Michael Beeghley, ASA, MPH
404.214.3600 x101

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Senior Professionals

Mr. Beeghley is President of Applied Economics LLC (“Applied Economics”), a national corporate finance and financial advisory services firm located in Atlanta, Georgia. Founded in 1998, the firm’s corporate finance activities include mergers, acquisitions and private equity; and the firm’s financial advisory services include business and intangible asset valuation, transfer pricing analysis, providing fairness and solvency opinions, litigation support services and strategy consulting.  As President of Applied Economics, Mr. Beeghley has initiated, managed and closed in excess of $1 billion in corporate finance transactions and has managed and completed over 2,000 financial advisory engagements.

Mr. Beeghley is a national expert on mergers & acquisitions and securities valuation, and has been quoted or interviewed for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Business Chronicle, The Georgia Business Report (GPTV), Catalyst Magazine, Bloomberg and Reuters News Service (New York).  He has spoken on financial topics throughout the United States and has been an instructor for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, teaching business valuation to societies in ten states. Additionally, Mr. Beeghley has testified as an expert and provided expert opinions on numerous economic, financial and securities issues.

Mr. Beeghley has spent his entire twenty-five-year career in corporate finance and financial advisory services. Prior to forming Applied Economics, Mr. Beeghley was a Manager in the Corporate Finance Group of Ernst & Young and a Senior Analyst in the Corporate Finance Group of PricewaterhouseCoopers, both international “Big Four” accounting and consulting firms.  In addition to leading Applied Economics, Mr. Beeghley was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bioptix, a publicly traded (NASDAQ-BIOP) biotechnology and medical device company, and a Director of PolarityTE, a publicly traded (NASDAQ-COOL) biotechnology company in the tissue engineering field.  Most recently, Mr. Beeghley was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Riot Blockchain, Inc., the first publicly-traded NASDAQ (Ticker RIOT) company devoted to blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies.

Education & Professional Designations

  • Master of Public Health, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
  • Master of Accountancy, University of Georgia
  • Master of Business Administration, Mississippi State University
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Georgia
  • Accredited Senior Appraiser (“ASA”) – Business Valuation
  • American Society of Appraisers – Advanced Healthcare Valuation Program
  • New York Stock Exchange – Board Leadership Program
  • Stanford University Law School – (Public Company) Directors’ College
  • University of Georgia College of Pharmacy – Regulatory Affairs Program (Pharma/Biotech/Medical Devices)
  • Venture Capital Institute – Graduate

Board of Directors

  • Riot Blockchain (NASDAQ – RIOT) – Chairman of the Board of Directors (2017)
  • Bioptix (NASDAQ – BIOP) – Chairman of the Board of Directors (2016 to 2017)
  • PolarityTE (NASDAQ – COOL) – Audit and Governance & Nominating Committees (2015 to 2017)
  • Atlanta Ballet – (2014 to 2015)
  • University of Georgia – College of Public Health (2014 to 2015)
  • University of Georgia – Terry College of Business (2005 to 2007)

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