Areas of Expertise

  • Metals Manufacturing Inventory
  • Valuations


  • Metals


  • Babson College



With over a decade in collateral valuation experience, Ryan Lutz, USPAP, has played a key role in numerous high-profile deals. The metals inventory veteran has led the metals and metals manufacturing inventory valuation practice since 2010. He has also managed appraisals for building materials, furniture, textile, and industrial manufacturing products, among others.

He has successfully completed the USPAP course of instruction as administered by the AMEA and is qualified to opine on inventory values based on a full range of value concepts.

Lutz attended Babson College, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance.

In the October 2018 issue of ABL Advisor, Lutz co-authored "Riding the Metals Cycle Through Tough Tariffs" with Michael Petruski.

B. Riley Advisory Services works with lenders, law firms, private equity sponsors and companies of all types. Our Advisory Services are a unique mix of Valuation and Appraisal Services including asset-based lending (ABL) Valuations; Restructuring and Turnaround Management; Forensic Accounting and Litigation Support; Operations Management; Compliance, Risk & Resilience Services; and Transaction Support Services including Due Diligence and Quality of Earnings Reviews. B. Riley Advisory Services is the trade name for GlassRatner Advisory & Capital Group, LLC, Great American Group Advisory & Valuation Services, LLC, Great American Group Machinery & Equipment, LLC, and Great American Group Intellectual Property, LLC.