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At M&A Talk we bring you exclusive interviews with experts in business sales, valuations, mergers and acquisitions and more. We talk to the most experienced professionals in the industry to uncover their secrets.

Why you should avoid “quick fixes” when working to raise your company’s value

Why you should avoid “quick fixes” when working to raise your company’s value

Russ Glazer

Partner at Gettry Marcus CPA, P.C.

In this podcast, we talked to Russ Glazer, partner with Gettry Marcus CPA, P.C. in New York City. It’s an 85 person CPA firm in the New York metro area that has been named among the top 200 firms by IPA publication for several years. Russ has been a CPA for over 35 years and has been working in valuations since the mid 90s.

Guest Profile

Russell T. Glazer, CPA/ABV, MCBA, ABAR, ASA, CVA, MBA, is a Partner with Gettry Marcus CPA, P.C. and is a member of the firm’s Business Valuation & Litigation Services Group. The group, one of the largest in the New York metropolitan area, has multiple credentialed business valuation professionals and a team of forensic accountants. Mr. Glazer is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Valuation Analyst, Master Certified Business Appraiser, is Accredited in Business Valuation and is an Accredited Senior Appraiser.

Mr. Glazer’s business valuation engagements are in the areas of estate and gift valuation; lost profits; commercial damages; shareholder dispute resolution; mergers and acquisitions; and marital dissolution. He has been called upon to serve in New York State Supreme Court as a qualified expert witness because of his knowledge and expertise in performing business valuations.

Mr. Glazer is a national instructor for both the Institute of Business Appraisers (IBA) and the National Association of Valuators and Analysts (NACVA), lecturing on a variety of business valuation topics, and is a multiple recipient of IBA’s Instructor of Great Distinction Award and NACVA’s Instructor of Exceptional Distinction Award. He has also authored several articles that have appeared in peer-reviewed business valuation publications, and is a contributing author for business valuation courses. In addition, he is a member of the AICPA’s Business Valuation for Estate and Gift Tax Purposes Practice Aid Task Force. Mr. Glazer has developed and delivered a number of presentations to CPA Societies and business valuation professionals across the country. He serves on the Quality Review Committee of the Institute of Business Appraisers, and is on the Editorial Board of Business Appraisal Practice, the quarterly publication of the IBA. He received the 2012 Jeffrey R. Salins Report Writing Award from NACVA in acknowledgement of superior work in preparing a business valuation report. In addition, he was recently named one of NACVA’s Outstanding Members (Second Quarter 2013). He also serves as a member of the Business Valuation Education Sub-Committee of the American Society of Appraisers.

Mr. Glazer graduated Hofstra University with a Master’s of Business Administration in Management. He keeps abreast of changing developments through his active membership in several organizations, including the Institute of Business Appraisers, American Society of Appraisers, the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts and the Estate Planning Council of Nassau County.


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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