|RAND M. CURTISS
Western Reserve Valuation Services
Mr. Curtiss is an experienced valuation professional, having advised major public companies, startups and privately held businesses on valuation and other financial matters for nearly 30 years.
Mr. Curtiss has valued over 3,500 private businesses in manufacturing, distribution, retail, service, investment and financial industries in a wide spectrum of business and financial environments. He has defended his work against IRS audits, provided expert court testimony and served as an arbitrator, mediator and third-party valuation expert.
Mr. Curtiss previously served as co-Founder and President of Loveman-Curtiss, Inc. (“LCI”), a nationally known business valuation firm based in Cleveland, Ohio. Before founding LCI, Mr. Curtiss was a banker and financial manager with The Boston Company, AmeriTrust, Progressive Corp. and The Standard Oil Company.
Mr. Curtiss is a Cleveland native. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics (cum laude) from Princeton University and a Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and Accounting (with distinction) from Harvard Business School. He is a Professional Fellow of The Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.
Mr. Curtiss is a member and former Chair/Director of the American Business Appraisers National Network. He earned the Master Certified Business Appraiser (“MCBA”) designation from The Institute of Business Appraisers (“IBA”), of which he is a Life Member, a member of its College of Fellows, former Mid-Atlantic Regional Governor and a member of its Editorial Committee. He has developed and taught valuation courses, lectured extensively and publishes a business valuation newsletter and blog. Mr. Curtiss is currently an Adjunct Economics Professor at The Boler Business School at John Carroll University.