Bradley Van Horn 

President & Founder


        1. ASA - Accredited Senior Appraiser

        2. BCA - Business Certified Appraiser

        3. CBA - Certified Business Appraiser

        4. CVA - Certified Valuation Analyst

        5. CPA - Certified Public Accountant


Business Valuation Experience

In his nearly 30 year career in the business valuation profession, Mr. Van Horn has been involved in over 3,200 valuation engagements covering a broad range of industry segments.  Mr. Van Horn has appraised privately-held companies involved with manufacturing, construction, distribution, financial services, professional services, engineering, software development, start-up technologies, and many other industries.

Mr. Van Horn’s expertise includes helping structure initial ESOP transactions in addition to providing on-going appraisal services to ESOP clients.  Mr. Van Horn regularly consults with client Boards of Directors on matters impacting shareholder value.  His background also includes providing valuations for trust and estate planning (including family limited partnerships, limited liability companies, and charitable giving situations), structuring incentive stock plans for management, and providing related financial advisory services.  


Job Positions in the Valuation Profession

President & Founder of Business Appraisal Services, LLC; 2004 - Present
Managing Director & Founder of ComStock Valuation Advisors, Inc. 1996 – 2004
Valuemetrics, Inc.; 1989 – 1996; Vice President


Previous Job Positions

Started career in 1981 as an auditor for Ernst & Whinney, an international CPA firm.  Later, held positions as a regional auditor for Allstate Insurance and as a valuation research associate for Trans Union Credit Information Company before pursuing MBA coursework full time.



Master of Business Administration, Finance
University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, 1988

Bachelor of Arts: Management, Economics & Accounting
Carthage College, Kenosha, Wisconsin, 1981, Summa Cum Laude


Professional Associations

American Society of Appraisers, Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA)
International Society of Business Appraisers, Business Certified Appraiser (BCA)
CPA certification, State of Illinois, 1983
Institute of Business Appraisers, Certified Business Appraiser (CBA)
National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (CVA)



Member of Board of Directors, Dexter Apache Holdings, Inc., 2001 - Present
Member of Board of Directors, Wayside Cross Ministries, 2014 - Present
Member of Board of Directors, Chorus, Inc., 2008 - 2014
Member of Board of Directors, Trachte Building Systems, Inc., 2008-2012
Member, ESOP Association
Member, National Center for Employee Ownership
Past Vice President, Past Director, Business Valuation Association, Chicago


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