Sean Snowden, MBA, CVA, is the Managing Member and Director of Business Valuation Services at W&D Consulting LLC, an affiliate of Warady & Davis LLP, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants. W&D Consulting specializes in business valuation services for clients in a wide range of industries and market niches.
Sean has performed over 800 valuations in various industries with an expertise in estate and gift (for both controlling and minority interests), sale and/or purchase of interests in closely held entities, S corporation elections, mergers and acquisitions and other business purposes. Valuations cover a wide range of industries including manufacturing, retail, wholesale distribution, investment partnerships, professional service businesses and real estate ventures. Valuations have ranged from small businesses to companies with over $350,000,000 in annual sales.
Areas of Specialization
Sean has over 15 years of combined experience as a business valuation professional and as a financial and business analyst, which has provided an additional specialized expertise in business valuation services that includes succession planning, dissenting shareholder disputes, purchase of minority interests, matrimonial matters and litigation services. In addition, he has expertise in management consulting, business plan development, strategic planning, analysis and projections.
Sean also develops comprehensive business plans for financing and strategic planning purposes that include cash flow analysis and projections, market research and market analysis, infrastructure and marketing strategies, etc. Additionally, he has consulted with start-up entities and worked with receivers in turning around problem businesses.
Sean expands his professional experience in valuing businesses through specialized courses and training through the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts. Further, he participates at the Illinois Society of Certified Public Accountants roundtable discussion groups for business valuation. As part of continuing professional education, he attends seminars conducted by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts and the Illinois Society of Certified Public Accountants
Professional and Civic Affiliations
- NACVA (National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts)
- Illinois CPA Society Professional Affiliate Member
- Greater North Shore Estate and Financial Planning Council
- Business Valuation Association
- MSI Global Alliance
- M.B.A. in International Finance & Marketing, DePaul University of Chicago
- Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) through NACVA (National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts)
“The best approach is to size up the chances, calculate the risks involved, estimate our ability to deal with them, and then make our plans with confidence.”