Mr. Pearson is the founder and President of Valuation Advisors, LLC. Valuation Advisors specializes in the determination of value for private and public companies on for a wide range of valuation services.
Mr. Pearson has over 21 years experience in providing business valuation consulting. He also has over 10 years of "big four" public accounting experience with an emphasis on advising closely held business owners on various tax and financial matters, including business valuations. He has obtained his Accredited Business Valuation (ABV) and Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) designations from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and also has his Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) designation from the American Society of Appraisers.
Mr. Pearson has a Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting and a Masters degree in Business Administration, with a specialization in Finance. He is a member of the AIPCA, the Western New York Venture Group, the Estate Analysts of Western New York, the American Society of Appraisers, and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA). He has also taught valuation courses for the AICPA, NYSSCPA, the Graduate Tax Certificate program, Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership at the State University of New York at Buffalo, and the Annual Tax Institute. He is the Chairman of the New York State Society of CPA's Business Valuation committee and a member of their finance and investment committees. He is also a member of the AICPA ABV exam writing committee.
Mr. Pearson is the also creator of the Valuation Advisors' Lack of Marketability Discount Study™ database currently available thru Business Valuation Resources.