Lewis E. Ball II
Associate, ASA, CPA, CMA
Mr. Ball is a graduate of the University of Texas (BBA-Finance) and is an Accredited Senior Appraiser of the American Society (ASA) of Appraisers. Mr. Ball holds certificates as a Certified Public Accountant (Texas) and as a Certified Management Accountant. He has also passed the uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) exam.
During his professional career, he worked with Ernst & Young, CPAs in auditing and management consulting. His diverse clients included manufacturers and distributors of energy-related equipment and services, brokerage firms, construction firms, retail establishments and real estate developers. He then joined a Houston-based company, Stewart & Stevenson Services, Inc., as chief financial officer and director. He directed their initial public offering and arranged a significant amount of financing during a rapid-growth period. Mr. Ball then joined a Houston-based public company, Richmond Tank Car Company, and its subsidiary, Richmond Leasing Company, as Vice President – Finance.
Mr. Ball joined Davis/Chambers & Company, Ltd. in 1999 and has been involved in over 250 valuations of limited partnerships and small and medium-sized businesses. He was a member of the National Association of Certified Valuation Analyst (NACVA) and attended NACVA’s CVA Training Center in 1999; although he is no longer active in the organization. He received the CVA designation in September 1999.
Additionally, Mr. Ball has served as a financial consultant to small, fast-growing high-technology companies specializing in electronic commerce and integrated networking which have become public companies.
Mr. Ball is a Trustee of the Houston Museum of Natural Science and has served on the Executive Board of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church. Mr. Ball is also a member of the Houston Estate and Financial Forum.