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Travis W. Harms, CFA, CPA/ABV

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Travis W. Harms leads Mercer Capital’s Financial Reporting Valuation Group and serves as co-trustee of the
firm’s Employee Stock Ownership Plan.
Travis’s practice focuses on providing public and private clients with fair value opinions and related
assistance pertaining to goodwill and other intangible assets, stock-based compensation, and illiquid
financial assets. He speaks frequently on fair value accounting topics to audiences of financial executives,
auditors, and valuation specialists at professional conferences and other events across the U.S.
In addition to his work with clients on financial statement reporting issues, Travis performs valuations used
for tax compliance, ESOP compliance, and other purposes for clients in a wide range of industries.
Travis is a member of The Appraisal Foundation’s working group to address best practices for control
premiums. He is also the co-author of several books, including Valuation for Impairment Testing, 2nd
Edition (Peabody Publishing, 2010), An Estate Planner’s Guide to Revenue Ruling 59-60 (Peabody
Publishing, 2010), and Business Valuation: An Integrated Theory, Second Edition, with Z. Christopher
Mercer, ASA, CFA (John Wiley and Sons, 2008).

PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATIONS
Chartered Financial Analyst (The CFA Institute)
Certified Public Accountant (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants)
Accredited in Business Valuation (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants)

EDUCATION
Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri (MBA, 1999)
Quincy University, Quincy, Illinois (B.S., 1998)

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