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The Right Appraisal, the Right Appraiser

The Right Appraisal, the Right Appraiser

Ryan Kinahan


Believe it or not, a business appraisal may not always be necessary to sell your company; however, you may need one for any number of other reasons such as in the case of a divorce settlement, buying out a partner, or simply for a tax-related reason among many others. In any case, the type of appraisal you receive and the company performing that appraisal need to be right for the specific task at hand. Why is that important? Our guest will tell you. Ryan Kinahan is the owner and Managing Director of RK Valuation Advisory LLC. His thoughts and guidance may help you avoid leaving money on the table and/or spending too much on the wrong thing.

Guest Profile

RK Valuation Advisory LLC was founded by Ryan Kinahan to fulfill valuation needs with personalized attention to client’s circumstances. Specializing in tangible fixed asset valuations, Ryan is an Accredited Senior Appraiser with the American Society of Appraisers and has lead valuation assignments across 6 continents.

Ryan began working in the valuation field for a major financial consulting firm based out of their New York City office. He was a member of their fixed asset team specializing in accounting valuations for Purchase Price Allocation and Impairment work. Clients included Fortune 500 companies as well as privately held businesses and private equity firms.

While in New York Ryan worked extensively in the Consumer Products, Industrial Products, Pharmaceutical, Medical Equipment, Media, and Telecommunication industries before branching out to lead valuation site visits in the chemical, petrochemicals, and mining sectors.

Following his time in New York, Ryan moved to Perth, Australia, where he began working for a privately held valuation and auctioneering company as part of their senior management team. With 20 full-time professionals, the position provided vast experience in the operations of a leading nationwide valuation and consulting company with a diverse range of service offerings. Among other industries, the Western Australian market involved in-depth projects in the mining, logistics, construction and petrochemical sectors. In addition to financial reporting engagements, Ryan performed insurance, financing, dispute, and tax valuations in Australia.

Ryan passionately travels for work and leisure. Recognizing the inherent interconnected nature of the modern world, he embraces the working relationships between the US, greater Americas, and world at large. He studied abroad at a leading South American Business School: Universidad Del Pacifico. Ryan speaks Spanish fluently, is conversational in Portuguese and has lead valuations throughout the Spanish speaking world. In addition to an extensive domestic network, Ryan has contacts and agents throughout Oceania and Southeast Asia having spent two and a half years performing valuations across the region.


A Roadmap to the Successful Sale of Your Business (152 pages)

A Roadmap to the Successful Sale of Your Business (152 pages)

You could spend a lifetime figuring out how to successfully sell your business and still end up confused or clueless. What if you can stop the guesswork and start taking action now?

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