National Business Brokerage, Inc.
LANCE SCHMIDT 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. Concurrently, he had the opportunity to appraise or value hundreds of businesses, including Automobile Dealerships, a specialty, in connection with National Business Brokers who have sold over 500 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. Finally, he is a special consultant for the County of Orange in the State of California.
Mr. Schmidt’s hands on experience in accounting, management, auditing, business brokerage and valuations provides him with unique credentials and the ability to provide Certified Business Appraisals, Valuations and Expert Witness Testimony for National Business Appraisers Inc. as its President which was founded in 1983. He also serves as Senior Vice President of the Appraisal Division of National Business Brokers, Inc. founded in 1978. He continues to provide Intermediary Services for National Business Brokerage, Inc.
Mr. Schmidt is CVA-Certified Valuation Analyst with NACVA-National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, A CBI-Certified Business Intermediary with the IBBA-International Business Brokers Association and a member of the CABB-California Association of Business Brokers and former CABB Board Member and Treasurer 2015-2016, and a former CPA.