MBA, CVA, MAFF
Nick Mears is a native of Lubbock, Texas, and the founder of Caprock Business Consulting. Mr. Mears leads the firm’s strategic initiatives and is involved in all aspects of the firm’s services, including business valuations, litigation support services, and consulting.
Mr. Mears has extensive knowledge in the business valuation industry having testified in trials and hearings on issues including the valuation of businesses and business interests as well as issues related to marital dissolution, shareholder disputes, and economic damages and lost profits analysis. He has been involved in numerous appraisal processes as an independent appraiser and as a third-party neutral appraiser. He is also trained as a collaborative financial neutral and regularly assists clients in mediation, settlement agreements, collaborative litigation, trial preparation, and expert testimony.
Outside of a litigation context, Mr. Mears has helped hundreds of business owners seek capital from traditional and non-traditional sources including bankers and private parties. He has performed hundreds of valuations for various purposes including ESOPs, SBA, and commercial lending, tax, financial reporting, and transactional consulting. Mr. Mears also helps business owners prepare for retirement and helping ongoing companies reach their maximum potential.
In addition to being a Certified Valuation Analyst® (CVA), Mr. Mears holds a Master Analyst in Financial Forensics® (MAFF) designation awarded by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA). The NACVA is a global, professional association of over 7,000 members that delivers training and certification in consulting fields such as business valuation, financial litigation forensics, expert witnessing, forensic accounting, mergers and acquisitions, business and intellectual property damages, healthcare consulting, and exit strategies. NACVA is a member of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence™ (ICE™).
Mr. Mears is an active Board member with the NACVA and supports the association by providing critical guidance and oversight. He was also recognized by the NACVA in 2018 as a 40 Under Forty Honoree who “demonstrates excellence, superior quality, and the spirit of pioneering so integral to our profession and our organizations,” said Brien Jones, Chief Operations Officer and Executive Vice President of Business Development for the NACVA. Mr. Mears was also recognized by the Young Professionals of Lubbock’s Top 20 Under 40 in 2017.