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Executive Team

Not Just Math…Real-World Transaction Experience Behind the Numbers

Our company first started as an advisory firm to small business and mid size owners to assist in the confidential sale of their businesses. After expanding the company and representing business owners and sellers in the sale of their companies, we recognized that the difference between success and failure centered was on a quality professional business valuation.

Owners that had an accurate understanding of the value of their company were able to plan and make decisions on reality versus using misunderstood revenue and profit multiples. We learned that business owners with credible information to substantiate value were able to plan for their business exit as well as have a useful tool in their negotiations.

We made a strategic decision to transform our company from strictly a transaction advisory firm to a business valuation and business appraisal firm to reach a much wider market, both in geography and in scope. Though we do still sell companies, our roots are those that understand the reality of the marketplace.

Michael Sanborn, SBA, BVC

Chief Executive Officer

Michael is the founder of Monarch Business Valuations.  As one of the foremost international turnaround CEO’s, his experience in growing businesses and doing real world business valuations before and after acquisitions gives our business the advantage over our competitors. Michael leverages his knowledge of multiple industries to effectively restructure and streamline companies impacting the bottom line by leveraging proven experts in finance, accounting, operations, strategy, and management to pinpoint bottlenecks and maximize efficiency. He has saved companies millions. He has built companies from low million $ to high million $. With real world experience in the buying and selling of companies, he always needs to know the true value of the company. Michael is uniquely positioned to understand what metrics and strategies are deemed most useful when approaching a merger or acquisition opportunity. He sits on multiple venture capital advisory boards, specifically helping prospective investors understand a company’s inherent value and growth potential—making him invaluable when objectively evaluating a company’s fair market value.

Michael has established business relationships and maintained a local and international client base including: Moet Hennessy in Australia and Asia, Aeropost in South America and Central America, Volt Lighting, Tumi Luggage Asia, Kate Spade Singapore, Victoria’s Secret Asia, Blackspade USA and Russia, Rouse International, City of Tucson AZ, City of Dallas TX, Dallas County, City of Petersburg VA, Richmond VA, State of Colorado, Westminster CO, Tramwell Crow International, Peter-Kiewit Co, LaFarge International, Martin Marietta, Six Flags International, Texas Motor Speedway and The Grand Prix.

Michael is the author of The Value of A Business Valuation, and Why Companies Fail and Why Business Succeeds. He has been published in Construction News and 5280 Magazine.

Business Valuation Certificate #CN FN 1025 | National Registry of CPE Sponsors #115881 | IRS CPE # 72821




President of Business Strategy

Excellent Business Experience. Sam is a highly driven, self-starter with a proven record successfully developing and managing business from conception to industry leader.  Founded, developed and managed successful businesses.  Industry Specific CEO of the Year in 2011. Skilled in all areas of executive management, including developing operations throughout the country, building premier distribution networks, creating innovative packaging and advertising, and expanding into new industries and markets.  Has a proven track record of increasing sales, reducing costs, and streamlining operations with both small and large companies.


Corporate Partnerships: Sam has successfully established exclusive corporate partnerships with RTD ($518.5 Million), Denver Transit Partners ($2.1 Billion) and Travelers ($27 Billion), giving them access to new market niches and expanded industry range. He has advised in processes including IT development, operations, inventory management, marketing, risk management, liability mitigation, contractual language, quality control and customer service. skilled in all areas of executive management, including developing operations throughout the country, building premier distribution networks, creating innovative packaging and advertising, and expanding into new industries and markets.  Has a proven track record of increasing sales, reducing costs, and streamlining operations with both small and large companies.


President Commercial Real Estate and Business Brokerage Division

Allyn is a professional business broker committed to providing clients with the best possible experience during the transaction process, providing accurate information and intelligent options to empower clients in achieving their desired goals. He invests time to build long-term relationships based on mutual loyalty and respect of clients’ best interests and objectives. Allyn measures success by the repeat business received from clients and from referrals to their friends and family. Allyn is an expert in business and real estate advice whether you are buying or selling.

While working several years in the telecommunications industry, he studied marketing and human resources management at Marian University and went on to get his Master’s in Business Administration. Allyn has years of experience as a landlord and business owner. Enjoying hobbies such as boating, snowboarding, hiking, and disc golf, Allyn can help find the best fit for either the active or leisurely mountain lifestyle.


Tony is president at Esolen & Associates PC and provides BVA with independent financial counsel and audit for the business valuations team. He is the current chairman of the Jefferson County Audit Committee and a former senior manager of KPMG audit division.


Equipment Appraisals Partner

Andrew is an experienced territory sales manager with a demonstrated history of working in the machinery industry. He is well experienced in the energy industry. Skilled in negotiation, business planning, analytical skills, operations management, and sales. He has experience in owning his own equipment companies. He was a sales rookie of the year for Ritchie Bros. He is a strong sales professional, buying and selling equipment throughout the US. Andrew graduated from BYU-Pathway Worldwide. Andrew is an avid outdoorsman who can fix just about anything mechanical.


Group Credentials

CPA, MBA, CSBA, CISA (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), CBA (Certified Business Analyst), CGMA (Chartered Global Management Accountant), Stanford Project Management Certified, Stanford Managing without Authority Certified, ASA (American Society of Appraisers) Certified Capital IQ Fundamentals, Financial Analysis Fundamentals ,Accounting Principles and Standards, Business Valuation Modeling Part I, Business Valuation Modeling Part II, Professional Ethics, Startup / e-Commerce Financial Model & Valuation, Mining Financial Model & Valuation, Renewable Energy - Solar Financial Valuation Modeling, Corporate & Business Strategy, Real Estate Financial Modeling, Scenario & Sensitivity Analysis, Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst Certification,


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