Valerie L. Vaughn, CBI, CM&AP, MBA, Ph.D
Valerie works with business owners to sell their businesses or expand through acquisition and helps buyers find businesses that fit their long-term goals. She is an active member of the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) and holds its’ prestigious designation of Certified Business Intermediary (CBI).
As a Senior Advisor with Apex Business Advisors, Valerie Vaughn works with owners of small to middle market businesses. She consults with owners in the years prior to exit to help them strategically prepare to receive the best selling price and terms. She also enjoys working with buyers or investor groups to help them find and acquire businesses that meet their financial and strategic goals.
Valerie’s vast professional experience includes positions with organizations varying in size from startups to large Fortune 25 companies. Her academic background is as extensive as her business experience. She has a B.S. from the University of Richmond, earned her Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Delaware and has a Rockhurst University MBA. Most recently, Valerie earned the Certified M&A Professional designation from Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University.
If you ask Valerie what a Ph.D. in Chemistry has to do with selling and acquiring privately-held businesses she will probably tell you "life is a journey" or "I use the problem-solving skills of my Ph.D. every day to solve complex business challenges."