Kevin R. Yeanoplos, CPA/ABV/CFF, ASA

Located in our Tucson office, Kevin R. Yeanoplos, CPA/ABV/CFF, ASA is the Director of Valuation Services for Brueggeman and Johnson Yeanoplos, P.C., a firm with offices in Seattle, Washington, and Tucson, Arizona that specializes in the areas of business valuation, financial analysis and litigation support. Mr. Yeanoplos has extensive experience, having valued over 1,000 businesses for a variety of purposes, including divorce and other litigation, gift and estate taxes, mergers and acquisitions, and ESOPís.

He has valued businesses for a broad spectrum of companies in various industries, including aircraft parts manufacturers, biomedical companies, construction companies, automobile dealerships, restaurants, and various retailers.  He has also valued various professional practices, including accounting firms, law firms, and medical and dental practices.  Mr. Yeanoplos has evaluated economic loss suffered by parties in cases involving contract disputes, medical malpractice and wrongful termination.

Mr. Yeanoplos has testified as an expert witness in both state and Federal courts on a number of issues, including business valuation, financial analysis, and damages.  He has been a court appointed neutral on valuation issues.  He has testified as an expert in Utah, Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Tennessee, Washington, Florida, and Pennsylvania.  He has been recognized as a leading expert in accounting/valuation by attorneys listed in The Best Lawyers in America as part of Best Lawyers Preferred.

Mr. Yeanoplos has considerable experience in lecturing to professionals on the topics of valuations of closely held businesses, applied finance and financial analysis issues and theory.  He has been a guest lecturer at the Thunderbird School of Management and the University of Arizona’s Eller School of Business. He has taught courses in 72 cities in 36 states and the District of Columbia, as well as in Canada.  He is currently one of seven faculty members for the American Institute of CPAs’ (“AICPA”) National Business Valuation School.

He has authored and/or instructed programs for the AICPA, the Utah Association of CPAs (“UACPA”), the Arizona Society of CPAs (“ASCPA”), the American Society of Appraisers (“ASA”), the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (“NACVA”), the State Bar of Arizona, the Utah State Bar, and many other professional organizations.  He is a past recipient of NACVA’s Instructor of Distinction Award.

He co-authored the AICPA’s Accredited in Business Valuation Exam Review Course, was a contributing author to the 2001 and 2008 Supplement to Valuing Professional Practices & Licenses, a contributing author to the 2004 Forensic Accounting in Matrimonial Divorce supplement to the Journal of Forensic Accounting, was a co-author of the 2006 Financial Valuation: Application and Models 2nd Edition, and was a co-author of the 2003 and 2007 Guide to Personal v. Enterprise Goodwill.  He is currently serving as a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Business Valuation Update. He was a presenter at the 2001 Domestic Relations Conference sponsored by the Arizona Supreme Court.

Mr. Yeanoplos is currently serving as a Commissioner on the AICPA’s National Accreditation Commission, a senior level executive committee.  He is immediate past Chair of the AICPA’s ABV Credential Committee and a former member of the AICPA’s Virtual Grassroots Panel.  He was named the AICPA’s Business Valuation Volunteer of the Year in 2006.  He served as a member of the AICPA’s Consulting Services Business Valuation Committee and Chaired the AICPA’s 2000 Annual Business Valuation Conference.  He is currently a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the AICPA’s Journal of Accountancy.

He is a two-time past Chair of the ASCPA’s Business Valuation Committee and was the founding Chair of the UACPA’s Business Valuation Committee.  Under his tenure as Business Valuation Committee Chairman, the ASCPA established their annual Business Valuation Conference, now in its tenth year.  In 2007, the ASCPA recognized Mr. Yeanoplos with an Award for his Dedication to the Success of Business Valuation Section.

Mr. Yeanoplos is a Certified Public Accountant Accredited in Business Valuation and Certified in Financial Forensics (“CPA/ABV/CFF”) and was in the charter class of those earning the ABV credential and the CFF credential.  In addition, he is an Accredited Senior Appraiser in the Business Valuation discipline for the American Society of Appraisers.  He is a member of the American Arbitration Association's Commercial Panel.  He is currently a member of the ASA’s International Board of Examiners and is serving on their Education Task Force.

Mr. Yeanoplos graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Utah in 1983, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.