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About Us

Michael Sanborn, SBA, BVC

Chief Executive Officer

​Michael is the founder of BVA.  As one of the foremost international turnaround CEO’s, his experience in growing businesses and doing real world business valuations before and after acquisitions gives our business the advantage over our competitors. Michael leverages his knowledge of multiple industries to effectively restructure and streamline companies impacting the bottom line by leveraging proven experts in finance, accounting, operations, strategy, and management to pinpoint bottlenecks and maximize efficiency. He has saved companies millions. He has built companies from low million $ to high million $. With real world experience in the buying and selling of companies, he always needs to know the true value of the company. Michael is uniquely positioned to understand what metrics and strategies are deemed most useful when approaching a merger or acquisition opportunity. He sits on multiple venture capital advisory boards, specifically helping prospective investors understand a company’s inherent value and growth potential—making him invaluable when objectively evaluating a company’s fair market value.


Michael has established business relationships and maintained a local and international client base including: Moet Hennessy in Australia and Asia, Aeropost in South America and Central America, Volt Lighting, Tumi Luggage Asia, Kate Spade Singapore, Victoria’s Secret Asia, Blackspade USA and Russia, Rouse International, City of Tucson AZ, City of Dallas TX, Dallas County, City of Petersburg VA, Richmond VA, State of Colorado, Westminster CO, Tramwell Crow International, Peter-Kiewit Co, LaFarge International, Martin Marietta, Six Flags International, Texas Motor Speedway and The Grand Prix.


Michael is the author of The Value of A Business Valuation, and Why Companies Fail and Why Business Succeeds. He has been published in Construction News and Numerus Magazine.


Business Valuation Certificate #CN FN 1025 | National Registry of CPE Sponsors #115881 | IRS CPE # 72821

Scott, CPA, MBA

Vice President of Valuations

Scott leads our business valuation team. Scott has an executive background in finance and business operations. He is a CPA and holds a master’s degree in accounting. Scott has experience in working with medium-sized companies as well as several of the largest companies of the world in different industries, saving clients around $50 Million, most notably Royal Dutch Shell. He has also held prominent financial management positions for local governments in the US, most notably the CFO of a large county. Scott is a regular in the mountains and on the volleyball court.


Issuing authority: State of Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies | Credential Identifier: Credential ID 24374


Vice President of Sales & Development US

More than 25 years of Business, Operations, Financial Management experience. Deep experience with all aspects of accounting, contract, and grant management, including structuring cost accounting systems to meet federal, municipal and industrial contract work breakdown structures. Developed, instituted, and managed a contract data tracking systems. Developed corporate educational programs and continues to participate in these programs as an instructor. Additionally, oversee the operations, planning, design, financing and construction of various aspects of programs and projects. David holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Accounting from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and hold a Certified Management Accountant credential issued by the Institute of Management Accountants, Montvale, New Jersey.



President of Business Strategy

Excellent Business Experience. Sam is a highly driven, self-starter with a proven record successfully developing and managing business from conception to industry leader.  Founded, developed and managed successful businesses.  Industry Specific CEO of the Year in 2011. Skilled in all areas of executive management, including developing operations throughout the country, building premier distribution networks, creating innovative packaging and advertising, and expanding into new industries and markets.  Has a proven track record of increasing sales, reducing costs, and streamlining operations with both small and large companies.


Corporate Partnerships: Sam has successfully established exclusive corporate partnerships with RTD ($518.5 Million), Denver Transit Partners ($2.1 Billion) and Travelers ($27 Billion), giving them access to new market niches and expanded industry range. He has advised in processes including IT development, operations, inventory management, marketing, risk management, liability mitigation, contractual language, quality control and customer service. skilled in all areas of executive management, including developing operations throughout the country, building premier distribution networks, creating innovative packaging and advertising, and expanding into new industries and markets.  Has a proven track record of increasing sales, reducing costs, and streamlining operations with both small and large companies.



Chief Financial Officer

​Experienced senior/executive level manager for small to mid-sized companies with significant experience in retail, food service, team development, manufacturing, supply chain management, and financial performance improvement. Provides CXO-Level finance and operations knowledge gained in companies between $15M and $50M annual revenue to organizations under $5M in revenue to help them grow and be more profitable.


Specialties include accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, administration, budgeting, directing, documentation, executive management, finance, financial analysis, financial reporting, financial statements, forecasting, general ledger, management, payroll processing, personnel, QuickBooks, reconciliations, risk analysis, manufacturing, lean, 5S, collaboration, innovation, standardized work, quality systems management, etc.


President Commercial Real Estate and Business Brokerage Division

​Allyn is a professional business broker committed to providing clients with the best possible experience during the transaction process, providing accurate information and intelligent options to empower clients in achieving their desired goals. He invests time to build long-term relationships based on mutual loyalty and respect of clients’ best interests and objectives. Allyn measures success by the repeat business received from clients and from referrals to their friends and family. Allyn is an expert in business and real estate advice whether you are buying or selling.


While working several years in the telecommunications industry, he studied marketing and human resources management at Marian University and went on to get his Master’s in Business Administration. Allyn has years of experience as a landlord and business owner. Enjoying hobbies such as boating, snowboarding, hiking, and disc golf, Allyn can help find the best fit for either the active or leisurely mountain lifestyle.


Tony is president at Esolen & Associates PC and provides BVA with independent financial counsel and audit for the business valuations team. He is the current chairman of the Jefferson County Audit Committee and a former senior manager of KPMG audit division. 


Equipment Appraisals Partner

Andrew is an experienced territory sales manager with a demonstrated history of working in the machinery industry. He is well experienced in the energy industry. Skilled in negotiation, business planning, analytical skills, operations management, and sales. He has experience in owning his own equipment companies. He was a sales rookie of the year for Ritchie Bros. He is a strong sales professional, buying and selling equipment throughout the US. Andrew graduated from BYU-Pathway Worldwide. Andrew is an avid outdoorsman who can fix just about anything mechanical.


Group Credentials 

CPA, MBA, CSBA, CISA (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), CBA (Certified Business Analyst), CGMA (Chartered Global Management Accountant), Stanford Project Management Certified, Stanford Managing without Authority Certified, ASA (American Society of Appraisers) Certified

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