Mike Trabert

CPA, CVA, CMAP, CEPA, CM&AA
Partner

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Mike leads the firm's Value Acceleration/Exit Planning group and is also a leader in the firm’s Transaction Advisory Services group. He understands the diverse goals and objectives of privately held businesses owners and helps them build, develop, and eventually exit their businesses, and was recognized with the Exit Planner of the Year award from the Exit Planning Institute (2017). He has worked extensively with clients ranging from startups to multinational organizations with over $1.5 billion in annual sales. As a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), he understands the intrinsic value of the elements of a business and assists clients in maximizing their value.

Mike regularly hosts Skoda Minotti Owners’ Roundtable workshops – a full-day, interactive workshop designed for business owners who want to maximize the value of their businesses and exit on their terms.

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS
  • Kent State University
  • Certified Exit Planning Advisor
  • Certified Merger and Acquisition Advisor
  • Certified Public Accountant (Ohio)
  • Certified Valuation Analyst
  • Chartered Merger and Acquisition Professional
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
  • President of the Northeast Ohio Chapter of the Exit Planning Institute
  • Chair of the Leading Edge Alliance (LEA) Certified Exit Planning Advisor Group
  • Co-chair of the Leading Edge Alliance Family Business Special Interest Group
  • Board member of the Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Association for Corporate Growth
  • Middle Market Investment Banking Association
  • National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts
  • Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants
ASK ME ABOUT
  • My attendance of a regular season Major League Baseball game in over 60 venues
  • My third-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do

"Mike helped me better understand how to grow the value of my organization and to provide a framework for ongoing value improvement."

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