Greg Light, CFA, ASA
Greg is a managing director of Bodmer Price Light & Bershad, LLC, where he leads the firm's valuation services group. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), which is a globally recognized designation awarded by the CFA Institute. Greg also holds the Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) designation, which is a business valuation credential awarded to individuals who have achieved the highest level of education, training, and report writing for business valuation professionals.
With more than 17 years of experience in the valuation services industry, Greg has performed nearly 2,000 business valuation engagements, performing business valuations for companies with revenues ranging from under $1 million, to over $150 billion. Greg has extensive experience valuing businesses for both financial and tax reporting purposes, including estate and gift taxation, business combinations, purchase price allocations, impairment testing, valuation discount opinions (FLP/FLLC/undivided interests or tenant in common interests), Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOP), Subchapter C to Subchapter S conversions, as well as management, transaction, and transition advisory purposes.
Greg's experience as a valuation expert encompasses a wide range of industries, including manufacturing and distribution, construction, software & technology, healthcare, financial services, automotive suppliers and dealerships, wholesale distribution, trucking, staffing, retail, restaurants, entertainment, medical practices, dental practices, professional practices (e.g. CPA firms, law firms, engineering and architecture firms, and other consulting practices), family limited partnerships, and numerous other industries.
Prior to joining Bodmer Price, Greg was a principal at Rehmann Consulting, where he led the firm's business valuation group. Prior to his tenure at Rehmann, Greg was a Vice President at Duff & Phelps.
University of Michigan
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Economics
University of Michigan - Stephen M. Ross School of Business
Master of Arts (M.A.), Accounting
The CFA Institute
American Society of Appraisers
Walk for the Beat - Board of Directors
Speeches and Presentations
Greg has presented on numerous business valuation related topics, including business valuation theory and methodologies, industry specific valuation variables, business valuation in the context of management planning and corporate financial decisions, and gift and estate tax planning.
He has also authored articles and peer reviewed texts on the topics of franchise funding, practical business valuation theory and application, business valuation standards, and numerous other topics.