Ron has over 25 years of valuation experience and has been endorsed as an expert witness in several jurisdictions and has served in appointments such as trustee, mediator, arbitrator and special master of the court. Ron is very active nationally as an educator and author of valuation science and has written and taught advanced level valuation courses in several states for the AICPA, NACVA state bar associations and the Environmental Protection Agency.
He is past chair of the AICPA Accredited in Business Valuation committee and NACVA’s Professional Standards Board. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Denver College of Law where he teaches leadership and management for law firms. Ron is an author and lead instructor of the Association of Legal Administrator’s national Law Firm Management Essentials training program. Ron holds a BA in Hotel Restaurant and Institutional Management from Michigan State University and an MBA in Accounting and Corporate Policy from the University of Michigan. He is co-author of the 1300+ page treatise on business appraisal titled Financial Valuations: Applications and Models and Reasonable Compensation: Application and Analysis for Appraisal, Tax and Management. Ron also continues to focus attention to tax planning and compliance matters, as well as emphasizing succession and exit planning strategies for Seigneur Gustafson clients and their professional advisors.
Ron is originally from Michigan, but has been living in Denver for over 30 years. He lives in Golden with his wife Beverly, and, in his spare time, enjoys time with her, his two daughters, Chelsea and Sydney, and his three grandchildren, Zoe, Oliver, and Lila. He loves golfing, gardening and sitting around the fire pit, camping with family and friends, seeing live music, and traveling extensively for work and play. Ron is dedicated to his profession, as well as his family, and lives life by the motto, “Work hard, play hard!”