Brad Van Horn

Brad Van Horn

Brad is the President of Business Appraisal Services, LLC, a firm located in the Chicago area which Brad established 16 years ago. Brad has spent over 30 years performing valuations of over 4,500 privately-owned businesses. His firm has helped countless owners transition their businesses to new owners. Owners have used Brad’s services for gifting stock, selling to independent buyers, and establishing Employee Stock Ownership Plans.

Brad has testified in federal court on behalf of ESOP Trustees, and also is a member of the Board of Directors of a large ESOP holding company.

Brad’s work with ESOPs includes the structuring of the initial stock transaction and performing the annual stock valuation that is required by law for ESOP companies.

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Brad Van Horn joins Jim Blasingame to report on the smallest likely size business and level of performance that it takes to transfer ownership from the founder to the employees with an Employee Stock Option Plan.
Brad Van Horn joins Jim Blasingame to report on how the Employee Stock Option Plans (ESOP) landscape has changed to make it easier for smaller firms to transition, including financing and administrative costs.
Brad Van Horn joins Jim Blasingame to report on how the pandemic has made many senior small business owners consider divesting now rather than re-launching their businesses in the post-pandemic economy.