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KC Conrad, ASA, CMEA, BCA

Certified Business Appraiser in Phoenix, Arizona

KC Conrad is a principal in American Business Appraisers, a firm specializing in business valuation and machinery & equipment appraisal services. Since 1994, he has performed valuation services for family-owned and closely-held businesses, professional practices, limited liability companies, corporations and partnerships. He has served as an expert witness in litigation matters.He is a national instructor for various organizations regarding business valuation education.

As an appraiser, he brings a unique skill level in analyzing business issues for developing an opinion of value for a business or business assets. He is qualified by virtue of extensive training, practical skills and a broad variety of business experiences. Before forming American Business Appraisers, he founded and successfully operated a manufacturing business with operations in two states, along with being a limited partner in several business ventures (i.e., car wash, financial institution, retail).


Professional Designations

Accredited Senior Appraiser “ASA” in business valuation – American Society of Appraisers (2009-present).

Certified Machinery & Equipment Appraiser “CMEA” – NEBB Institute (2004 – present).

Business Certified Appraiser “BCA” – International Society of Business Appraisers (2013 – present).

Master Certified Business Appraiser “MCBA” – The Institute of Business Appraisers (2011-retired 2017).

Certified Valuation Analyst “CVA” – National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (2013 – retired 2016).

Accredited in Business Appraisal Review “ABAR” – The Institute of Business Appraisers (2010-retired 2014).

Certified Business Appraiser “CBA” The Institute of Business Appraisers (2003-retired 2011).

Accredited by Institute of Business Appraisers “AIBA” – The Institute of Business Appraisers (1999 – retired 2003).


Member

American Society of Appraisers

International Society of Business Appraisers

American Business Appraisers National Network

Arizona Business Brokers Association


Present Committee Service

Education Chair – American Society of Appraisers, Business Valuation Committee

International Education Committee Member, American Society of Appraisers

Business Valuation Committee Member – American Society of Appraisers

Advisory Board Co-chair – International Society of Business Appraisers


Past Committee Service

Conference Chair 2012 – American Society of Appraisers Advance Business Valuation Conference

Conference Co-Chair 2012 – National Association of Certified Valuators & Analysts

Qualifications Review Committee (AIBA) Chair – Institute of Business Appraisers

Board of Governors Member – Institute of Business Appraisers

Education Board Member – International Society of Business Appraisers

American Business Appraisers National Network (Managing Partner 2008-2010)

Institute of Certified Business Counselors (President 2005-2006)

Peacock Toastmaster (President 1998)

Optimist Club (President 1992)


Business Valuation Course Author

International Society of Business Appraisers three-day Level Two – Advanced Techniques course, April 2013.

International Society of Business Appraisers three-day Level One – Valuation Essentials course, March 2013.

The Institute of Business Appraisers (IBA), three-day “Comprehensive CBA Workshop”, August 2011.

NACVA’s one-hour Webinar “Fundamentals of Understanding Financial Information”, July 2011.

The Institute of Business Appraisers Bridge Business Valuation (3) one-hour Webinars co-developer, August 2010.

The Institute of Business Appraisers 8004 Five-Day Course “Comprehensive Certified Business Appraiser Workshop”, Course Co-Author, June 2010.

The Institute of Business Appraisers 8003 Five-Day Course “Introduction to Basic Business Valuation”, Course Co-Author, January 2010.

NEBB/SBA Institute (3-day course) Business Valuation 300 Series, Course Author, February 2009.


National Instructor

I have been a national business valuation instructor since 2001. The following organizations I have been an instructor for:

American Society of Appraisers

International Society of Business Appraisers

Institute of Business Appraisers

Consultant’s Training Institute

National Association of Certified Valuators & Analysts (NACVA)

Arizona Business Brokers Association


Awards/Recognitions

2012 “Instructor of Exceptional Distinction” – National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts.

2010-2011 “Instructor of the Year” – The Institute of Business Appraisers.

2010 “Instructor of Exceptional Distinction” – National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts.

2010-2011 “Volunteer of the Year” – The Institute of Business Appraisers.

2009-2010 “Distinguished Member” – Tthe Institute of Business Appraisers.

2009 “Instructor of Great Distinction” The Institute of Business Appraisers.

2009 “Achievement Award” – NEBB Institute.

2008-2009 “Instructor of Great Distinction” – The Institute of Business Appraisers.

2005 “Volunteer of the Year” – The Institute of Business Appraisers.


Publications

“An Analysis of Discount For Lack of Marketability Models and Studies”, Business Appraisal Practice, Institute of Business Appraisers, 3Qtr. 2011

“Discount for Lack of Marketability – Comparative Analysis, Business Appraisal Practice, Institute of Business Appraisers, Summer Edition 2011.

“Market Multiples for Closely Held Businesses”, Institute of Certified Business Counselors, September 2006

“Z-Score Risk Analysis Tool”, Business Appraisal Practice, Institute of Business Appraisers, Fall 2004.

“Common Errors in Business Valuation Reports”, Institute of Certified Business Counselors, June 2004.

“Can the Same Assets Be Worth Different Amounts”, Institute of Certified Business Counselors, March 2004.

“Valuing a Professional Practice”, Chiropractic Today, August 2003.

“Protecting Integrity and Objectivity”, Institute of Certified Business Counselors, November 2002.

“Anatomy of Building a Business Appraisal Practice”, Business Appraisal Practice, Institute of Business Appraisers, Fall 2002.

Phoenix, AZ Office
13225 West Wilshire Dr
Goodyear, AZ 85395
623-935-2112

Flagstaff, AZ Office
1055 N. Lakepoint Way
(by appointment only)
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
928-699-5155

New Mexico Office
3300 N. Butler Ave. #203
Farmington, NM 87401
505-258-8821

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