Christopher B. Volz, CPA/ABV/CFF, ASA Manager, Consulting Services
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Chris Volz is a Valuation Services Manager and Consultant. Over the course of his career, Chris has developed a very well-rounded skill set, through his involvement with financial statement audits, tax consulting, business process improvement consulting, and valuation services.
Nearly 20 years of experience working with closely-held, middle-market companies and their shareholders enables Chris to deliver a diverse and substantial array of services to help these businesses realize their true value. His strong interpersonal skills play a critical role in helping business owners identify and implement solutions to various challenges facing their businesses.
Chris has conducted valuation projects involving many different types of businesses and industries, with particular emphasis on financial services, manufacturing, distribution, and healthcare. He uses the valuation process to not only develop a well supported value conclusion, but also to identify other business factors and issues that are critical to successfully achieving firm goals.
As a valuation services professional and expert witness, Chris has made a positive difference for his clients. His strengths include his experience with mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property analysis, economic damage calculations, and estate and gift taxes. Chris is also very well-versed on the latest developments in the areas of discounts for lack of control and lack of marketability, which is crucial to the support of valuation discounts in matters involving the Internal Revenue Service.
Chris is a graduate of Truman State University with a B.S. in Accounting. He is Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) with the American Society of Appraisers. Chris is also a member of the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts and the St. Louis Business Valuation Roundtable. He is the current President of the St. Louis Chapter of the American Society of Appraisers and also devotes time coaching youth sports.