Business Appraisals • Consulting

   JohnBarnetAmerican Society of Appraisers
John H. Barnet
Accredited Senior Appraiser
Business Valuations

Mr. John H. Barnet is an Accredited Senior Appraiser for Business Valuations as certified by the American Society of Appraisers. This recognition is considered the “gold standard” for business valuations. For the past ten years, he has prepared business appraisals for venture funded companies, for privately held companies, for estate and gift taxes, for litigation, and for attorneys who have valuation needs for their clients. John recently received a renewal certification for the next five years. In addition to training and experiences in valuation, he provides in depth experiences by having bought and sold companies in his previous roll of being a Chief Financial Officer for private and large public companies.

Prior to his appraisal activities, John served as an operational controller for Fairchild Semiconductor responsible for all manufacturing accounting throughout the world; group financial vice president for Teledyne, Inc. (a conglomerate with revenues of $5 billion); vice president, finance and CFO for Signetics Corp. (A merchant semiconductor company with revenues of $700 million owned by N.V. Philips Gmbh); and executive vice president, finance and CFO for Trimble Navigation Ltd. (TRMB).

He also has served as consultant, interim financial vice president, and vice president of finance for emerging growth companies two of which he served as CFO through initial public offerings.

He has also served as an advisor for emerging technologies to McKay Shields Financial Corporation, a pension fund manager with over $5 billion in assets under management.

Mr. Barnet has a BS degree from Stanford University, an MBA degree from Columbia University, and was a participant in an advanced financial management program at Harvard University Graduate Business School.

      Bill Lapworth
Bill Lapworth
Bill Lapworth provides senior level support within BARNET ASSOCIATES Financial Services. Focusing primarily on growth-stage companies, ranging from startups to middle-market public entities, Bill has developed particular expertise in business analytics. He has more than 25 years of management experience in high technology and financial service businesses. Bill currently serves as CFO of CoaguSense, Inc., an early stage medical device company. He was recently CFO of First Virtual Group, a diversified private holding company operating 50 businesses with more than $1.5 billion in net assets. Previous CFO positions include Fiberstars, Omega Performance, Cunningham Communication, and Standard Engineering Data Company.

He has taken one company public and has been instrumental in positioning others for exit via acquisition. As an independent consultant, he has worked with public software companies on diverse projects, including acquisitions and Sarbanes Oxley implementations.

Bill holds an MBA degree from Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a BA in Accounting from Duke University, magna cum laude. Bill earned his CPA certification at Price Waterhouse. He sits on the Board of Directors of the CFO Network and is an active member of Financial Executives International, recently serving as President of the Silicon Valley Chapter.

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