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Outstanding Members—Fourth Quarter 2015
NACVA would like to thank and recognize the following outstanding members:
Bryant J. Lancaster, CPA, ABV, CVA
Mr. Lancaster is the founder and managing member of Lancaster Financial & Valuation Services LLC, which is a certified public accounting firm focused in providing accounting, tax, and valuation services to its clients. Mr. Lancaster has been serving his clients since 1992. Prior to starting his own firm, he worked at the international accounting firm of Ernst & Whinney and at Marathon Oil Company.
At Ernst & Whinney, his career was focused on assisting small to medium sized privately held business’s in going public. At Marathon Oil Company, Mr. Lancaster worked in the Internal Audit Department, Mergers and Acquisitions division where his efforts were primarily focused on valuing privately held companies that the Company was in the process of acquiring.
Since getting his CVA credential in 2006, Mr. Lancaster has found it very beneficial to himself and to his career by getting involved in NACVA. Going to the Annual Consultants' Conference is a must attend event for him and has found all of the training offered by NACVA to be of high quality and beneficial to his career. Since being a member of NACVA, Mr. Lancaster has served on the Annual Consultants' Conference Committee, is currently serving as the President of the Utah State NACVA Chapter (a position he has served since 2010), and the Valuation Credentialing Board.
Throughout his career, Mr. Lancaster has also taught accounting, tax, financial reporting, and valuation courses at LDS Business College and the University of Utah. These courses were taught to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing an undergraduate degree in accounting or graduate degrees in the areas of accounting and finance. Teaching has always been a passion of his and has helped him stay current on technical issues he faces in his career.
His valuation practice, so far, has been centered on mergers and acquisitions, buy/sell agreements, gift and estate tax planning, and business succession planning. He is always looking for new challenges and opportunities wherein he can serve his clients especially in the area of valuation. His goal is to continue to expand his expertise in the area of valuation and he sees being a member of NACVA as an integral part of accomplishing his goal. One of his motto’s in life is, “things happen when people show up”. Mr. Lancaster has made it a habit of showing up for his family and his clients.
Outside of his professional career, Mr. Lancaster is active in his church and loves working with the youth in a variety of ways. He is active in the Boy Scouts of America and also volunteers his time providing service to his community. He loves to play golf with his two sons and spend as much time as possible with his family. Boating at Lake Powell is a favorite family vacation. He has been married for 34 years to his wife, Susan, and they have three children, two boys and a girl ranging in ages 22 to 26. Both of his boys are following in his footsteps pursuing a career in accounting. His oldest son currently works for KPMG in Seattle and his second son is leaving for an internship with the international accounting firm Deloitte next year. His daughter is currently pursuing a graduate degree in human resource management. They currently reside in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Matt E. Turpin, CPA, CVA, CM&AA, CGMA
Matt Turpin is a Senior Manager with Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC, based in the Fort Walton Beach/Destin, Florida area (tough location, harsh winters). Mr. Turpin started his career with a nationwide hospital and rehabilitation provider. After that, he went into public accounting where he was a shareholder and founder of a small firm. In 2010, the opportunity to focus on valuation and transaction advisory services presented itself with Carr, Riggs & Ingram.
At Carr, Riggs & Ingram, Mr. Turpin was tasked with growing valuation and transaction advisory services along the Panhandle of Florida. These consulting services have steadily grown since 2010 which have allowed Mr. Turpin to do what he enjoys most about the profession—build relationships and sell valuation services.
Mr. Turpin earned his Certified Valuation Analyst designation from the NACVA in 2005. He was elected to the Ethics Oversight Board for the 2013–2016 term, then its Chairman for the 2015–2016 term. The purpose of the Ethics Oversight Board is to ensure the quality and the standards set forth by the NACVA and to provide resources to valuators that find themselves in the middle of a complaint regarding a valuation they prepared.
Mr. Turpin was recently named to the NACVA’s 2015 class of 40 Under Forty. He has thoroughly enjoyed meeting the other honorees from 2014 and 2015 and encourages those that are interested to look into the program. His professional success and accomplishments have been greatly furthered by the NAVCA and looks forward to continuing this productive relationship for many years to come.
In addition to growing CRI’s valuation and transaction advisory services and time spent with the NACVA, Mr. Turpin serves on a number of boards based in the Northwest Florida panhandle including Treasurer for the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce, the ARC of the Emerald Coast, and the William Augustus Bowles Museum and Historical Foundation. In his free time, Mr. Turpin enjoys spending time with his family and being outdoors, especially on the water.