National Business Appraisers Inc.
President, CVA, CBI, Former CPA
Mr. Schmidt received his Bachelor of Arts in Business, with an emphasis in Accounting, from California State University at Fullerton graduating with Honors in 1984. Upon graduation, American Stores employed him as an Internal Auditor. In 1987 he accepted a position as a Financial Auditor with the firm of Coopers & Lybrand International (Now Price, Waterhouse Coopers), located in Newport Beach California where he became a CPA.
In 1988 he left Coopers & Lybrand to join National Business Brokers, Inc. (founded by his father in 1978). He assisted his father with the management affairs of the Company and provided services as a Business Intermediary in the sales and marketing of businesses. From that time to the present, Mr. Schmidt has had the opportunity to negotiate the sale of over one hundred businesses and consult in hundreds more. Concurrently, he had the opportunity to appraise or value thousands of businesses, including Automobile Dealerships, a specialty, in connection with National Business Brokers who have sold over 850 Dealerships, more than any other Company worldwide. Additionally, on a nationwide basis, he provides expert testimony and consultation for court and arbitration cases for judges and legal counsel and was a special consultant for the County of Orange in the State of California. Also, he teaches CABB 201 the advanced valuation course for the California Association of Business Brokers in Southern California.
Mr. Schmidt’s hands on experience in accounting, management, auditing, business brokerage, M&A and valuations provides him with unique experience along with his credentials as a CVA-Certified Valuation Analyst with NACVA, a CBI-Certified Business Intermediary with the IBBA, a Member of CABB and former Treasures and Board Member, as well as being a former CPA, have allowed him to provide Certified Business Valuations and Expert Witness Testimony for National Business Appraisers Inc. as its President. National Business Appraisers, Inc. was founded in 1983 by Mr. Schmidt’s Father, Kent Schmidt. Mr. Schmidt also serves as Senior Vice President of the Appraisal Division of National Business Brokers, Inc. founded in 1978 by Kent Schmidt. He continues to provide Intermediary Services for National Business Brokerage, Inc. He is also a Member of NACVA, the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, a Member of CABB, the California Association of Business Brokers and a Member of the International Business Brokers Association all in good standing.
CVA-Member: NACVA-National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts
CBI-Member IBBA-International Business Broker Association
CABB-California Association of Business Brokers-Member-and Instructor-Former Treasurer and Board Member
Lance’s direct line is (949) 598-0986.