John Schumacher

Managing Director
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John Schumacher is a Managing Director with Adamy Valuation. He has deep experience in providing financial opinions and valuation advisory services to both public and private companies, financial sponsors, trustees and legal counsel on behalf of their clients. John leads the Chicago office and is the head of the firm’s Financial Reporting practice.

John’s industry experience encompasses a broad cross-section of the U.S. and global economy. He has worked with companies ranging from small businesses to companies engaged in multi-billion dollar transactions. His analyses, opinions, and expert testimony have been relied upon by Boards, CEOs, attorneys, and fiduciaries for financial reporting, tax, ESOPs, dispute resolution, strategic planning, and fairness and solvency opinions.

Prior to joining Adamy Valuation, John was a Managing Director at FV & FMV Valuation. Previously he worked in the valuation groups of Stout Risius Ross, Houlihan Lokey and KPMG. He started his career in public accounting at a then Big Six accounting firm as an auditor, and later as a management consultant.


  • MBA, University of Michigan Ross School of Business, Finance & Corp. Strategy
  • BSBA, Drake University, Accounting


  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
  • Former Certified Public Accountant (CPA)


  • Association for Corporate Growth
  • CFA Institute
  • CFA Society of Chicago
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Illinois CPA Society
  • Board of Directors of The Ability Experience, a non-profit dedicated to servant leadership through programs that serve people with disabilities.