Background & Experience


Kipp is a part-time faculty member at Kent State University teaching courses titled “Sales in the Entrepreneurial Venture” and “Introduction to Entrepreneurship.” He mentors students about new venture creation at the Kent State University main campus.


Kipp is the Founder and Managing Director of Equipment Appraisal Services (EquipmentAppraisal.com) and Business Valuation Specialists (BusinessValuations.net). The companies are nationwide providers of machinery and equipment appraisals and business valuations for litigation, collateral, and financial reporting. They are also the creators of EquipmentAuction.com, an online auction company for used machinery and equipment.


He is an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) in Machinery & Technical Specialties (MTS), a designation awarded by the American Society of Appraisers (ASA), and serves as an expert witness related to machinery and equipment valuation. He is also a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), a designation awarded by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA), for business valuations.


Kipp previously founded Confidential Business Sale, Inc. which successfully completed over 100 business transactions, spearheading the marketing, negotiations, and deal structure of a business sale. He also worked in industry for General Motors, Delphi Automotive, Packard Electric Division.


He has a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering degree from Youngstown State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Carnegie Mellon University with a concentration in Entrepreneurship. He is currently enrolled in the Oklahoma State University Executive Ph.D. program.


Past Business Corporate and Government Clients

Provided appraisal reports for government agencies, privately-held companies, and public companies such as: Acceleron Pharma (NASDAQ: XLRN), Apogee Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: APOG), Barnes Group Inc. (NYSE: B), CITGO Corporation, The Commonwealths of Kentucky & Pennsylvania, Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR), Holcim, Johnson Controls, Inc. (NYSE: JCI), Kohler Co., Magneti Marelli, Marvell Semiconductor (NASDAQ: MRVL), New York Power Authority, Robert Bosch LLC, MAN Diesel & Turbo, Miba AG, Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE), TE Connectivity Ltd. (NYSE: TEL), The Ohio Department of Transportation and many others


Past Business Banking and Insurance Clients

Partial list of current/past lender and insurance company clients: Atlantic Coast Bank, Bank of Missouri, Bank of Montana, Bank of Oklahoma, Bank of the Panhandle, Bank of the West, BB&T, BBVA Compass, Business First Bank, Celtic Bank, Champaign Bank, Citizens Bank, City National Bank, Commonwealth Business Bank, CSB Bank, Enterprise Bank, Erie Insurance, Extraco Bank, First Bank, First Farmers, First National Bank, First National Bank of Minnesota, First Nations Bank, FirstMerit Equipment Finance, Franklin Synergy Bank, Georgia Banking Company, Great Southern Bank, Heartland Bank, Home Savings Bank, InterBank, Kish Bank, Lake Area Bank, Lorain National Bank, Mainland Bank, MidSouth Bank, Mutual of Omaha Bank, National Credit Union Administration, Nationwide Insurance, NOA Bank, NorthStar Bank, Northwest Community Bank, Northwest Savings Bank, Peoples Bank, PNC Bank, RBS Citizens, Regions Bank, Republic Bank, Security Federal Bank, ServisFirst Bank, TDBank, Tennessee Farmers Mutual Insurance Company, The Citizens Bank, The Huntington National Bank, The National Bank, U.S. Bank, Union Bank, USAmeriBank, Vectra Bank, Wells Fargo, Zions, Zurich N.A. as well as others

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