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Our Professionals

Our team will guide you throughout any business transaction: Whether we are assisting you with an Equipment Appraisal, a Business Valuation or Government Services—our experts make the process seamless for you.

Executive Officers

Jim Turner, CPA, CVA, CMEA, President

Jim has completed over 500 business valuations, 250 equipment appraisals and 1500 business personal property audits. Jim has served as an expert witness in business valuation and property tax matters. He is the president and founder of Turner Business Appraisers.  He is a certified public accountant, a certified valuation analyst, certified machinery & equipment appraiser, and a licensed real estate/business broker. He has valued businesses in multiple industries (ranging from legal and professional practices, personal services, wholesale trade, retail trade, IT firms, and manufacturing) and regularly makes presentations at the International, State and Local Appraisal conferences and seminars. As a business owner, Jim connects with his clients and truly understands their needs. His devotion to exceed the expectations of his customers is evident in the level of care and attentiveness with which he approaches each and every business transaction. Jim enjoys hiking and biking with his family.

Ed Steh, CPA, CVA
Chief Financial Officer

Ed has completed over 250 business valuations and is the CFO of the firm and assists with the management of business operations.  He is a graduate of Cornell University and earned his Master of Accountancy from California State University-Fullerton.  Ed is a certified public accountant and earned his certified valuation analyst designation from NACVA.  He has completed valuations for equitable distribution, buy/sell deliberations, Estate & Gift tax, shareholder action, and SBA loan requirements. He enjoys hiking with his family and playing soccer or tennis on the weekends.

Brett Cohen, CPA, Corporate Secretary
Brett has completed numerous valuation consulting engagements. He is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology and obtained his Master of Accountancy from North Carolina State University.  He is an ASA candidate for equipment appraisals. In addition, he is currently pursuing a designation as an CVA (certified valuation analyst). Brett enjoys coaching his children and students in a variety of sports.

Professional Staff

Debbie King, Research Analyst

Debbie assists senior appraisers with data collection and research for equipment appraisals. Additionally, she prepares desk audits and offers administrative support for the entire staff. Debbie is also a licensed Realtor and is a valuable member of the team at Turner. She attended Central Piedmont Community College and plays piano for her church choir.  She is dependable, helpful and friendly and enjoys spending time with her husband, children, and grandchildren in her spare time.

Brooke Sherrill, Office Administrator & Marketing Coordinator

Brooke assists with the design and development of marketing resources and oversees the execution of advertising and marketing plans for our clients.  Brooke regularly represents Team Turner at conferences and other customer care events in addition to handling all aspects of office administration and preparation of desk audits.  Brooke is a graduate of Appalachian State University and is very personable and articulate, making each customer feel valued and appreciated.