Charlie Cole is a business appraisal specialist with a diversity of experience in the private, closely held business arena. Having worked in large corporate environments, but primarily in small and family owned businesses, Charlie has a comprehensive business background spanning over 30 years, which includes experience in startups as well as established entities. Charlie spent a large portion of his career as President of manufacturing and service firms and served on the boards of both state and nationally chartered banks. His experience comes from direct hands-on management, ownership, valuation and transfer of small to mid-size companies.
As founder and President of Cole & Company, Inc., a Durango Colorado firm that offers business valuations, machinery & equipment appraisals and business intermediary services; Charlie has consulted, valued and transferred ownership of manufacturing, service, medical, agricultural, retail, distribution and professional practice firms throughout the United States. Charlie has been awarded several prestigious designations including; “BCA” by the International Society of Business Appraisers, “CMEA” by the NEBB Institute and “CBI” by the International Business Brokers Association. These designations are held by a select group of individuals located throughout the U.S. and around the world offering business valuation and transfer expertise to Entrepreneurs, Lenders, Attorneys, CPA’s, Governmental Agency’s and Business Buyers and Sellers. Charlie supports entrepreneurial clients throughout Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and Utah with national and international business brokerage and appraisal services.
Certifications and Designations:
Ø BCA Business Certified Appraiser
Ø CMEA Certified Machinery & Equipment Appraiser
Ø CBI Certified Business Intermediary
Ø CSBA Certified Senior Business Analyst
Ø CRB Real Estate Broker
Ø International Society of Business Appraisers
Ø National Equipment & Business Builders Institute
Ø International Business Brokers Association
Ø National Association of Realtors
Ø Durango, CO Chamber of Commerce
Ø Farmington, NM Chamber of Commerce.