L. West, CPA, CBA, CM&AA, President of West
Consulting Group, Inc., has provided management consulting
and business valuation services for a diverse group
of companies throughout his professional career. He
has been called upon to provide expert witness testimony
in many business litigation cases. Mr. West has concentrated
his services in these areas for the past eighteen years,
but in doing so, he utilizes a lifetime of knowledge
and understanding of business transactions, financing
techniques, and accounting.
Mr. West graduated from the University of Kansas in 1958 with
a bachelors degree in accounting. Thereafter he practiced
as a Certified Public Accountant for 28 years. During that
time he served many entrepreneurial companies who were involved
in mergers, acquisitions and other corporate transactions.
In the process of rendering related tax, audit and accounting
services, Mr. West has gained a thorough understanding of
the economic value of a business enterprise.
West Consulting Group, Inc. provides an array of business
consultation services concerning sales, mergers or purchases
of business interests. Valuations are an essential foundation
to the financial services provided by West Consulting Group,
Inc. which also includes mergers and acquisitions consulting,
venture capital formation, negotiation with commercial lenders,
and private placements. Mr. West is a Certified Public
Accountant, a Certified Business
Appraiser as designated by The Institute of Business Appraisers,
and is a Certified Merger and Acquisitions Advisor
as designated by the Alliance of Mergers & Acquisitions
Prior to forming West Consulting Group in October, 1991, Mr.
West was a shareholder in the firm of Peters, Gamm, West &
Vincent, Inc. where he was responsible for managing the Firm's
Corporate Finance activities. In that role, which included
the management of a venture capital fund of $60 million, he
supervised the valuation of hundreds of businesses for purposes
of financing, acquiring or selling.
West is a member of the Institute of Business Appraisers,
the Association for Corporate Growth, the American Institute
of Certified Public Accountants and a
member of the Alliance of Mergers & Acquisitions Advisors.