About Us

GCF Valuation is a privately owned financial advisory firm specializing in business valuations, fairness opinions and litigation support. With over 50 years of relevant experience, GCF is a leading independent business valuation firm, serving hundreds of clients annually with world-class customer service, in-depth research, and comprehensive, high quality reports.

Four Factors that Set Us Apart.

Experience

Since most of our projects are acquisition related, our appraisers work regularly with small to mid-market businesses that have sold or are selling, and with the lenders who finance the acquisitions. Let our expertise work for you.

Service

Our personalized customer service is unmatched. Our staff is highly accessible and responsive, will keep you informed about the status of your project, and are happy to address any questions you may have along the way.

Accreditation

Whether you need an Appraiser Senior Appraiser (ASA), Certified Business Appraiser (CBA) or Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), we have the accredited experts to provide the services you need.

Quality

We understand the value of solid research, so we invest in the most comprehensive Economic, Industry and Comparable Transaction database available. Our reports consistently withstand the intense scrutiny of the SBA, IRS, DOL, and buyers and sellers worldwide.

Our Promise

GCF Valuation has established itself as the premiere business appraisal source in the industry by dedicating ourselves to the following principals: 

  • PROFESSIONAL. Every client and project are always treated with the utmost professionalism.
  • ACCURATE. Our work is guaranteed to be accurate and supportable. We defend all our methodology, calculations and assumptions to all interested parties.
  • EDUCATED. We require all our appraisers to maintain the highest business appraisal designations in the country.
  • NO MIDDLEMEN. Our clients always have access to the appraiser working on their engagement. We do not outsource any part of our engagements – all work is completed by accredited appraisers in our office.
  • DUE DILIGENCE. Appraisals in anticipation of a transaction assume a knowledgeable buyer and seller. While we have no control over what information is voluntarily provided to us, we utilize our experience to identify areas of question until we are fully satisfied. We DO NOT rely solely upon a questionnaire.
  • BEYOND THE NUMBERS. In an appraisal assignment, we will not simply “run the numbers.” We guarantee our clients a thorough, well-supported value.

Founders

Steve A. Mize, ASA

Steve A. Mize, ASA

Partner, GCF Valuation

Steve holds the prestigious ESBM degree in Finance and is an Accredited Senior Appraiser of the American Society of Appraisers in Business Valuation. His background is in providing fairness opinions and valuations for closely held companies and their securities. He specializes in valuing growth-oriented candidates who are focusing on long-term growth, mergers, or acquisitions. His strength is in corporate/entrepreneurial finance with several years' experience in Mergers & Acquisitions, feasibility analysis, and strategic planning. Steve is experienced in litigation support and responsible for all projects requiring expert witness testimony.

Darren Mize, ASA

Darren Mize, ASA

Partner, GCF Valuation

Darren holds a BA degree in Performance Management and is an Accredited Senior Appraiser of the American Society of Appraisers in Business Valuation. He also has a background that includes over ten years of national marketing and sales experience, including a Senior Management role with Fringe Benefits Management Company, one of the nation's most well respected TPA/Benefit Managers in the public sector. Darren has extensive experience in developing strategies for small to mid-market merger and acquisition candidates and leads the division responsible for marketing a national valuation program, which provides affordable valuation services to small businesses.

Team

Troy Anderson

Troy Anderson

Director of Operations

Gary Campbell

Gary Campbell

Analyst

Valerie Caron

Valerie Caron

Director of Marketing

Kyle McCrary

Kyle McCrary

Analyst

Jason Pagan

Jason Pagan

Analyst, ABV

Todd Taylor

Todd Taylor

Analyst

Doug Teten

Doug Teten

Analyst

Michael Thames

Michael Thames

Analyst, CBA

David Micelli

David Micelli

Analyst

Katey Heller

Katey Heller

Project Manager