Joe Orlando, ASA
Joe is an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) and is Vice President of Valuation Services for Exit Strategies. Over the past 15 years he has valued hundreds of companies, representing nearly every industry. Focus areas include technology (software, ecommerce and online content), wineries, craft beverages and sports. Before joining Exit Strategies Joe led the business valuation practice for Frank, Rimerman + Co. LLP, a growing Northern California public accounting firm. Joe’s professional background includes technology investment banking and M&A, strategic planning for a public company and several entrepreneurial endeavors. He has served as President, Vice President, Treasurer and Business Valuation Discipline Director for the American Society of Appraisers’ NorCal chapter, and is a founding member of the Fair Value Forum. Joe has an MBA in Finance from Georgetown University and a BA in Economics from St. Lawrence University. He lives in Camas WA, just across the Columbia River from Portland OR, with his wife and twin boys.
Al Statz, M&AMI, CBA, ASA
Al founded Exit Strategies in 2002 to help company owners exit right and retire well. He is a seasoned M&A advisor and valuation expert focused on manufacturing, automation, distribution, technology and service industries. Previously Al was president of IDC, a manufacturer of robotic devices for industrial automation. After merging with seven other companies and acquiring an east coast business, IDC was sold to multi-national Danaher Corp (NYSE: DHR). Earlier in his career Al integrated business acquisitions, led engineering, sales & marketing teams, developed and launched products, and built worldwide distribution channels. Al holds Merger & Acquisition Master Intermediary (M&AMI) and Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) credentials. He has an MBA from Golden Gate University and a BS in engineering from the University of Wisconsin. He serves on the board of directors and is past president of the California Association of Business Brokers. When Al isn’t working you’ll usually find him volunteering with Rotary International or playing somewhere outdoors.