GCFValuation and its appraisers belong to the most respected appraisal associations in the country and
hold the highest industry designations, making them experts in their field. The firm’s partners, Steve Mize,
ASA and Darren Mize, ASA are both accredited senior appraisers in business valuation (accredited by the
American Society of Appraisers). All other GCFValuation employees are accredited or in the process
of being accredited through various organizations.
When engaging a business appraiser, the client must assess the appraiser’s credentials. Since a state license
is not required in business valuation (as with real estate), the client must review the appraiser’s
qualifications and designations. CBA, ASA/AM, CVA and ABV are widely known throughout the business valuation
community as the only four (4) organizations in the United States that meet the IRS, SBA and ERISA "Qualified Appraiser" guideline.
Business Valuation Credentials