Andy Clausen

Director | Valuation


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Professional Experience

Andy Clausen is an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA-BV/IA), certified in business valuation and intangible asset valuation, and is one of the first recipients of the new Certified in Entity and Intangible Valuations™ (CEIV™) credential. Andy has over ten years of experience with broad industry exposure to middle-market, small businesses, and public companies. “My favorite part of the profession is the challenges it provides,” says Andy. “Valuation can be like a puzzle and it’s very rewarding when all the pieces fit together. That means I understand what a client truly needs and am able to provide them with value-added, preeminent advice. On top of that, I strive to produce timely, supportable valuations while staying within the right scope for those needs.”

Andy’s number one priority is to produce a high-quality product that saves everyone review time. He conducts business valuations for a variety of purposes including federal gift and estate tax, marital dissolution, estate planning, buy/sell agreements, ASC 805 (Business Combinations), ASC 350 (Goodwill Impairment Testing), and mergers and acquisitions. He also performs machinery & equipment (M&E/PP&E) valuations for financial reporting purposes.

Prior to joining DS+B, Andy worked for a large multi-national accounting firm where he completed valuations of minority and controlling interests in closely-held businesses and public companies as well as valuations for a variety of purposes including purchase price allocations, mergers and acquisitions, strategic financial planning, shareholder disputes, litigation, and other financial reporting purposes.

Outside of the Office

Andy lives in San Luis Obispo, California with his daughter and wife who is a professor at Cal Poly. In his spare time, Andy enjoys the outdoors, athletic competitions and thrilling active sports. Andy is an avid skier, mountain biker, and 4x Ironman finisher in Arizona, Cozumel, Wisconsin, and Boulder. “I love the rugged outdoors and am an Eagle Scout,” says Andy. “I have owned property in California, Minnesota, Idaho, Colorado and Montana – I’ve even sold a Dodge truck to Tom Brokaw for his Montana ranch.”

Areas of Expertise

Business Valuation Purchase Price Allocation Income Compensation Valuations Forensic Accounting Mergers and Acquisitions Financial Reporting Financial Analysis Litigation Support Fair Value Intangible Assets

Education + Credentials

B.B.A., Finance, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
B.B.A., Marketing, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Accredited Senior Appraiser-Business Valuation/Intangible Assets (ASA-BV/IA)
Certified in Entity and Intangible Valuations™ (CEIV™)

Professional Memberships

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
American Society of Appraisers (ASA)
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