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Kansas City, Missouri 64105
Office: (816) 471-0005

Steven L. York, CPA/ABV, ASA, CBA - Senior Vice President

Mr. York is a Senior Vice President of Stern Brothers Valuation Advisors and has been involved in the areas of auditing, finance, and business appraisal since 1976.  Prior to joining Stern Brothers in 2005, he worked in various capacities including Controller or Chief Financial Officer with ESOT Resources, Inc., Recovery Management Corp., Darling Envelope, Corp., House of Lloyd, Inc., Coldwell Banker Residential R.E., Calmar, Inc., Cabot Corporation and Audit Supervisor for PricewaterhouseCoopers.  He has been involved in a consulting practice in charge of financial forecasting and debt structure design for employee stock ownership plan implementation.

Mr. York has achieved some of the highest professional designations awarded in the business valuation profession.  He is a Licensed Certified Public Accountant (“CPA”), in the state of Missouri and Kansas and is Accredited in Business Valuation (“ABV”) by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants which requires training in business valuation.  He has completed the Accredited Senior Appraiser (“ASA”) with a designation in Intangible Assets and Certified Business Appraiser (“CBA”) designations that require extensive training, knowledge, and experience involving business valuations.  Mr. York has a B.A. in Accounting from the University of Missouri and an M.B.A. with a specialization in Finance from Northern Illinois University.

Mr. York has served on the Board of Directors of the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants (CPA’s). He is the President of the American Society of Appraisers in Kansas City and past President of the Kansas City Chapter of the Missouri Society of CPA’s. Mr. York is the Advancement Chair for the Thunderbird District of the Heart of America Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He serves on the Board of Directors and the Investment Committee of the Missouri United Methodist Foundation. Mr. York is a member of numerous professional and civic organizations and associations including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Missouri Society of CPA’s, the American Society of Appraisers, and The Institute of Business Appraisers, Inc. (IBA). He is a member of the AICPA Employee Stock Ownership Plan Valuation Whitepaper Taskforce and a member of the Professional Responsibility Board of the IBA.

Mr. York has lectured frequently on valuation issues to groups such as the AICPA, Missouri Society of CPA’s, The ESOP Association, The Alliance of Merger and Acquisition Advisors, the University of Kansas School of Accountancy, UMKC Bloch School of Business, Truman State Beta Alpha Psi and at seminars across the United States.  He has appeared numerous times in court as an expert witness concerning valuation issues.

You can contact Steve by email at or by phone at (816) 868-3346.