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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 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. He also provides expert witness services to clients and attorneys on business valuation, economic damages, and lost profits.

“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 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. He also provides expert witness services to clients and attorneys on business valuation, economic damages, and lost profits.

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:

  • Valuations
  • Expert witness services
  • Consulting
  • Strategic planning
  • Post-merger integration
  • Benchmarking

Publications

  • Four Tips for Choosing a FAIR Expert Witness
  • Supermarkets and Succession Planning: Lessons Learned from Market Basket
  • What Do ESOPs, Motorcycles, and the DOL Have in Common?
  • A Buy-Sell Agreement Is Your Safety Net—Will it Work?
  • Time to Look the Gift Horse in the Mouth

Presentations

  • 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

  • Institute of Business Appraisers
  • National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts
  • American Society of Appraisers
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • NACVA/IBA Annual Consultants’ Conference, Co-Chair
  • NACVA/IBA Annual Consultants’ Conference, Committee Member

Community Service

  • Scottish Rite, Maine Consistory and Valley of Portland, Finance Committee
  • Opportunity Farms Inc., Finance Sub-Committee, Member
  • First Parish Church, United Church of Christ, former Deacon and Confirmation instructor 

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EDUCATION

BS, Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University

MBA, Darden School, University of Virginia

CERTIFICATIONS

  • CFA
  • ASA
  • CEPA

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