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Marty Dirks, MBA

Consultant and Expert Witness

Investment Strategy & Analysis

268 Bush Street
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: (415) 845-7829 Fax: (253) 248-0027 Email: Website:


Complex litigation related to investments: Stock Selection, Investment Manager Selection, Due Diligence; Private Equity; Venture Capital and Hedge Fund Investments; Short Selling; Fraud and Ponzi Schemes; Defined Benefit and 401(k) Pension Plans; Alternative Investment Strategies and Implementation; Materiality of Information; Insider Trading; Damages; Lost Profits.



Formal Education

MBA, Finance and Investments, Harvard Business School; BS, Physics, Bemidji State University.

Registration and Licenses

Non-Public Arbitrator, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA); California Registered Investment Advisor (inactive) FINRA series 65 (inactive).

Previous/Current Position

Consultant and Expert Witness, Investment Strategy & Analysis; Senior Investment Consultant, Milliman/Sole Consultant to Endowments, Foundations, Defined Benefit Pension Plan and 401(k) Plans; Adjunct Professor of Finance, Golden Gate University; Director of Research, McCullough & Associates; Long/Short Equity Portfolio Manager, Harvard University's Endowment; Head of Distribution, Meros Investment Management.


Judge, Pension Bridge 2019 & 2020 Institutional Asset Management Awards; Member, Investment Committee, San Francisco Zen Center Retirement and Endowment Funds; Ellis/LeBaron Fellowship, Harvard Business School; Named to Advisory Boards for several Early-Stage Companies; Board Member, Federated Retirement System for the City of San José (prior).

Prof. Affiliations

Member, Harvard Business School Forum; Voting Member, Securities Experts Roundtable; Advisory Board, Silicon Valley Venture-Private Equity Capital Roundtable (prior).


"Cypress Semiconductor Corporation and SunPower Corporation," (case and teaching note), Ivey Publishing, September 14, 2009, available at Harvard Business Publishing Education; "Selling Short: Green Mountain Coffee Roasters," (case and teaching note), Ivey Publishing, August 21, 2017, available at Harvard Business Publishing Education; "PIMCO StocksPLUS and StocksPLUS Absolute Return Analysis Report," Contra Costa County Employees' Retirement Association, June 16, 2014.

Prior Expert

Marty Dirks is a court approved Expert Witness and has acted as an Expert Witness in complex Financial Litigation since 2005. In 2019, he served as a Materiality Expert for three large class-action cases. He is recognized as an excellent communicator, who clearly explains complex topics to non-expert laypersons.

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