Why Choose Us?

Why engage EVA for your valuation needs?

Our credentialed professionals have over 50 years of combined experience in the financial management and valuation of small and medium sized businesses, professional practices, partnerships and limited partnerships, ESOPs, real estate holding companies, options, and other derivative securities. This experience reaches beyond going concern businesses to acquisitions, liquidations, and start-up ventures. This practical experience, coupled with our deep understanding of the theoretical approaches to valuation, gives us a distinct advantage over many of our competitors.

EVA prides itself in providing objective, independent and unbiased valuation opinions. We provide valuation estimates using our own valuation models developed by the professionals at EVA, rather than the one-size-fits-all, off-the-shelf valuation software many of our competitors use. This customized approach ensures that we provide realistic and reliable valuations.

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Visit our Resource Center to learn more about the valuation process, the intricacies of different valuation approaches, the different valuation standards that are commonly used in the industry, and the issues that can affect the valuation of your firm or your minority interests.

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Steven R. Ferraro, Ph.D., CFA, CCM

Steven Ferraro is the managing director of The Center for Valuation Studies (EVA). He is a member of the CFA Institute -- the premier certifying organization for securities analysts. Prior to founding EVA, Dr. Ferraro held several positions in small firms including investment bank principal, interim CFO, and consultant to corporations. He has also taught prep courses, created review notes, and practice exams for the valuation portion of the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) curriculum.

Dr. Ferraro is also currently a Professor of Finance at Pepperdine University. Courses taught include Corporate Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Valuation, Portfolio Management and Financial Statement Analysis, all at the MBA level. He is a recent recipient of the Howard A. White teaching award. His research has been published in the Journal of Financial Economics and Advances in Financial Economics among others. He has presented his research to both academic and professional audiences.

Dr. Ferraro holds a Ph.D. from Louisiana State University, an MBA from Brigham Young University, and a B.A. from the University of Utah. Professional designations earned include Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) granted through the CFA Institute and Certified Cash Manager (CCM) granted through the Treasury Management Association. He is also a registered real estate broker in the state of California (DRE # 01726753).

Daniel F. Ferraro, CPA

Dan Ferraro is a valuation associate at Enterprise Value Advisors (EVA). Prior to joining EVA, Dan spent over 30 years leading and managing small and medium businesses and partnerships with revenues up to 300 million dollars across various industries, with a particular focus on construction and construction management. His leadership roles include Controller, Regional Controller, and CFO. In addition to valuation work, Dan is engaged in consulting to, and re- engineering small and medium businesses.

Dan Ferraro holds a B.A. in accounting from the University of Utah. He began his career at Deloitte Touch in the audit and small business department. His professional affiliations include the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA), the National Association of Industrial & Office Properties (NAIOP), and the American Management Association (AMA). He has served in the military and is active in community and church service.