Brad Kussow

CPA, CMA, CM&AA
Shareholder
P: 414-465-5526

Expertise

  • Buy-side and sell-side due diligence
  • Financial modeling
  • International business
  • Business planning & consulting
  • Financial statement audits

As a Shareholder, Brad has nearly 20 years of public accounting, corporate finance, investment banking and consulting experience. He specializes in planning and executing buy-side and sell-side due diligence projects, financial modeling, valuation and working capital analysis.

Brad has extensive international experience, including leading teams and projects in Europe, Asia, Mexico and South America, as well as working and living in Torino, Italy for two years as a senior manager with a Big Four firm.

He advises business owners, senior executives and private equity investors, helping clients understand their specific objectives, key valuation drivers and risk areas. He then develops and executes diligence and consulting projects to best accomplish these objectives while maintaining the confidentiality of the respective companies. Each client and project is unique and he devotes the appropriate effort to understand the scope of the engagement. Then, through a personalized and hands-on approach, Brad delivers exceptional service in a cost-effective manner.

Education

University of Wisconsin–Whitewater, BBA, Accounting, Graduated Summa Cum Laude

Accomplishments

  • Led and performed hundreds of due diligence, calculation of value and other transaction projects
  • Identified working capital and purchase price adjustments resulting in client savings of nearly $1 million
  • Performed detailed sell-side due diligence analysis allowing the seller to accurately and concisely communicate EBITDA and Pro-Forma adjustments to the buyer, and helping the seller to maximize value and avoid unnecessary surprises
  • Managed various multi-national projects including due diligence, purchase accounting, purchase price arbitration, opening balance sheet and goodwill impairment analysis

Professional memberships

  • Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors

Community involvement

  • National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin, Treasurer, Executive Committee and Board of Directors
  • Active in coaching youth athletics, including football, basketball and baseball
Brad Kussow's Recent Articles View all

Unlock the mystery of your business value long before a sale

If you’re considering selling your business, timing and effective negotiation certainly factor into the success of your sale. But you might be surprised to see how sell-side due diligence can also positively influence your sale value.

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Due diligence is critical in mergers and acquisitions

Growth is a key factor in every company’s long-term survival, and mergers and acquisitions can provide exceptional opportunities for growth. To minimize your risk as a potential buyer, due diligence is now more important than ever. Learn how it can make the entire process more efficient and effective, so you can increase your odds for success and make better decisions.

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