Erik Ehrhart
Erik J. Ehrhart
Principal, Valuation Analyst

Erik has worked as a business valuation analyst at Business Equity Appraisal Reports, Inc. (BEAR) and its sister companies Business Value Group, LLC (BVG) and ValuePlan, LLC since January 2012. He is a Certified Public Accountant registered in California and holds an Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) certification and is Certified in Entity and Intangible Valuations (CEIV) from the American Institute of CPAs.

He has worked on over 1,500 valuations with Hans Schroeder, ASA and has contributed to every stage of the valuation process, from initial information gathering and analysis, to final report production. His growing appraisal experience includes projects related to tax, estate and gift, and financial reporting and includes 409(A), goodwill impairment, fractional-interest discounts, mergers and acquisitions, C-to-S-corporation built-in gain calculations, ESOPs, and intellectual property valuations.

Due to the fact that BEAR, BVG and ValuePlan work with an extensive network of CPA, Valuation, and M&A firms across the United States who in turn represent business interests world-wide, Erik has had the opportunity to conduct appraisals in the following industries: technology companies in the US and China, auto dealerships, construction general contractors, real estate holding, food service, engineering, consulting, manufacturing, distribution, and entertainment among many others. These projects have included clients from several industries who have revenues in the hundreds of millions of dollars.


  • BS in Financial Services from CSU Chico
  • BS in Accounting from CSU Chico

Certifications and Membership Associations

  • Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) with the American Institute of
  • Certified Public Accountants
  • Certified in Entity and Intangible Valuations (CEIV) with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA)
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

Continuing Education

Erik has been involved in hundreds of hours of continuing education and remains current with continuing education requirements of the California Society of CPAs and the AICPA.