PORTLAND, Ore. -- FP Transitions, the leading provider of valuation, succession planning and practice equity growth services, announced today the reorganization of its valuation department to enhance quality and develop new valuation products to bring to market. The company has produced over 4,600 valuations of investment advisory firms including RIAs, registered representatives, and insurance practices. With demand for business valuations surging this year, the company is moving to meet the need by adding talent to its team of analysts. Eric Leeper, who has continuously provided unique insights into the quantitative aspects of practice management and valuation, has been named Vice President of Research and Analysis. The company has also hired Patrick DeGiovanni as a Senior Analyst. DeGiovanni adds additional experience in statistics and business analysis to the team. Leeper and DeGiovanni will join the existing team of four valuation professionals to maintain the highest standard of analysis and research to serve the financial services professional.