John W. Dunbar is a certified public accountant having been in practice since 1976. Mr. Dunbar has been assisting privately held businesses in the areas of succession planning, merger and acquisition and business valuations since 1978. He has valued business interests for buyers and sellers, divorce, estate planning, buy-sell agreements, damage calculations and shareholder disputes. As part of these valuation engagements, he has appeared as an expert witness in both state and federal courts and has been engaged as the hearing arbiter in a binding arbitration hearing.
Mr. Dunbar holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at El Paso, and has received the Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) designation from the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA). NACVA is a national organization of certified public accountants that have received extensive training in business valuation methods, report writing and ethics and have passed a comprehensive written examination. There are approximately 6,000 CVA’s nationally.
Mr. Dunbar was one of many who assisted in the development and testing of two software programs unique to the valuation profession and sponsored by NACVA. Additionally, he has taught the use of these programs to purchasers on behalf of NACVA at their Career Training Institutes and at its Salt Lake City training center.
Beginning in September 2010, Mr. Dunbar was selected to assist as an instructor for the Financial Forensic Accounting Academy, a five day program sponsored by NACVA.
In September 2005, Governor Rick Perry appointed Mr. Dunbar to the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy and served until May 2011.