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Seth Webber

Principal | CFA, ASA, CEPA

“Value can be a difficult concept. We provide clients with clarity and perspective on value by not only answering the question, ‘How much?’ but by explaining, ‘Why?’”

Since joining BerryDunn in 2007, Seth has brought his combination of valuation, consulting, and operations skills to bear for his clients, helping them navigate challenging issues related to business valuation. As head of the Valuation Services Practice Group, he leads a diverse team of valuation experts that draw on the deep resources of BerryDunn to help clients address their needs.

Seth is heavily involved in working with clients to define and execute transition plans, including valuations relating to ESOPs, management buyouts, sales, and gifting.

“Value can be a difficult concept. We provide clients with clarity and perspective on value by not only answering the question, ‘How much?’ but by explaining, ‘Why?’”

Since joining BerryDunn in 2007, Seth has brought his combination of valuation, consulting, and operations skills to bear for his clients, helping them navigate challenging issues related to business valuation. As head of the Valuation Services Practice Group, he leads a diverse team of valuation experts that draw on the deep resources of BerryDunn to help clients address their needs.

Seth is heavily involved in working with clients to define and execute transition plans, including valuations relating to ESOPs, management buyouts, sales, and gifting.

As a member of the BerryDunn Recovery Advisory Team, Seth has been instrumental in 
helping clients navigate challenging business issues, particularly in building resilience into their operations, and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) throughout the COVID-19 outbreak.

Seth holds an MBA, as well as numerous credentials (CFA, CEPA, CVA, ASA, CBA), all focused on gaining knowledge to help his clients answer difficult questions related to value and succession planning.

Experience highlights

Seth helps clients with a variety of issues including:

  • Business valuation
  • Consulting
  • Strategic planning
  • Post-merger integration
  • Benchmarking

Publications

Presentations

  • Tips for Reviewing Management’s Financial Projections, presented at Employee Owned 2019
  • Benchmarking: Charting a Course for a Strong and Growing Businesspresented at BerryDunn's 2016 Annual Business Seminar: Setting the Stage for Success Presentations
  • Introduction to Financial Statement Analysis, presented to the Maine State Bar Association Summer Meeting
  • Demystifying the Business Valuation Process, presented to the Maine State Bar Association Summer Meeting
  • Allocating Goodwill: Learning to Trust the Multi-Attribute Utility Model, presented to the NACVA Advanced Matrimonial Litigation Symposium
  • Transition Your Life: Transition Your Business, presented at the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Ownership Transition: Is an ESOP Right for Your Business?, presented to the CFMA Maine Chapter
  • Value to Whom?: Buy-Sell Agreements and Definitions of Value, presented to the Maine State Bar Association Summer Meeting
  • Personal & Enterprise Goodwill, presented to the Maine Family Law Institute
  • Making Sense of Valuation Reports: Critical Elements, Annual Meeting, presented to the Maine State Bar Association
  • Figures Often Beguile Me: An Intro to Financial Statements, presented to the Maine State Bar Association Summer Meeting
  • Shareholder Agreements, presented to the Business Law Institute

Memberships and committees

  • American Society of Appraisers
  • ESOP Association, Valuation Advisory Committee, Member
  • Exit Planning Institute
  • Institute of Family Owned Business, Board Member
  • National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA)
  • NACVA/IBA Annual Consultants’ Conference, Co-Chair
  • NACVA/IBA Annual Consultants’ Conference, Committee Member

Community service

  • First Parish Church, United Church of Christ, Confirmation Instructor and Council Member
  • Institute of Family Owned Business, Board Member

Insights

Articles

Podcasts

Press Releases

Resources

Success Stories

Education

BS, Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University

MBA, Darden School, University of Virginia

Certifications

  • CFA
  • ASA
  • CEPA

“BerryDunn’s Valuation Services Team is a professional powerhouse. We were truly impressed with the level of detailed analysis, critical thought and consistent communication that yielded important insights as we navigated our largest private acquisition to date. We were grateful to have an immediately responsive team lead who was able to bring in subject matter experts as needed to uncover and analyze all facets of the business and ultimately synthesize those findings into a clear, digestible, and accurate valuation report. We look forward to working with this all-star team on our next transaction and confidently recommend that others put their trust in their capable hands.”
 
Kir Harris
Acquisitions Lead
Mastway, LLC

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