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Kirk Kleckner

CPA MBA ASA | Founder & President

Kirk’s experience includes:

  • President of Automotive Development Group Capital and Consulting- a dealership profitability enhancement consulting firm
  • President of Valuation USA- a valuation and succession planning firm
  • Seven years as Chief Financial Officer for a well-respected, Top 50 U.S. dealership group known for its world class customer experiences and business processes
  • Nineteen years with an accounting firm including roles as shareholder, Chief Operating Officer, and Director of Business Valuation and Litigation Support Services
  • Consulting work for hundreds of companies in an array of industries including but not limited to:  retail dealership, casualty insurance, distribution, manufacturing, construction, insurance, reinsurance, service, non-profit, bank, retail, tool and die, technology, trucking, and warehouse

Kirk is a CPA, MBA and has professional accreditations including:

  • Accredited Senior Appraiser in Business Valuation (ASA) from the American Society of Appraisers


As a business valuation professional, Kirk Kleckner holds the prestigious ASA accreditation from the American Society of Appraisers.

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Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA)

In recent years, the business valuation profession has become cluttered with designations that can often be confusing. A universally accepted accreditation, the Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) designation requires a commitment to excellence that sets it apart from all the rest.

The ASA designation provides peace of mind that the business valuator being hired has completed stringent criteria in education, experience and professional standards, including:

  • 108 hours of rigorous instruction
  • 4 half-day exams
  • Completion of USPAP coursework and testing
  • Valuation report submitted to a Board of Examiners
  • 10,000 hours of full-time Business Valuation experience
  • Professional and personal references checked
  • Personal interview
  • Personal interview
  • On-going professional education required
  • Adherence to a strict Code of Ethics