Ken Berry, CBI
Ken Berry, CBI, is the president of ProHorizons. Ken began working with the ProHorizons in June of 2002 and has filled a number of roles with ProHorizons during that time, including Regional Director, Marketing Director, and Vice President. He is best known in the accounting industry as an intermediary working for practice owners trying to sell or acquire an accounting practice. His focus and specialty has been remote practice sales with listings and closings throughout the United States including the states California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Tennessee, Wyoming, Montana, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Ken regularly presents ProHorizons webinars on Selling, Buying, Financing, Due Diligence and related topics. He is co-author of the book, Successful Practice Sales: The Complete Guide to Buying, Selling or Merging Your Accounting, Consulting or Tax Practice. This 200-page book serves as a guide through every nuance of these potentially daunting business transactions, from exploring the complete lifecycle of a sale to identifying pitfalls to avoid, and much more. Ken's experience and knowledge in the sale of tax and accounting practices has led the Business Brokerage Press to identify him as an Industry Expert for tax and accounting practice sales.
Ken has earned the highly regarded Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) designation from the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA). He is a member in good standing of the IBBA and the California Association of Business Brokers (CABB). Ken has a California Real Estate Brokers license (license #188599). He holds a BS in History from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon.
Previous to ProHorizons, Ken spent nine years working in marketing, sales and business development at Crisp Learning, a leading publisher of corporate training and personal improvement books, videos and computer-based training programs.
Ken is married to Maureen and he has two wonderful stepchildren. In his free time, he can be found on a mountain bike, running (sometimes from his mountain bike), playing soccer, skiing, or simply embracing his love of food and wine.
Ken can be reached at directly at 408-598-3009, toll-free at (800) 729-3242 x103 or via email.
John Wilson is a business intermediary for ProHorizons and specializes in assisting buyers and sellers of accounting practices in the California counties of Orange, San Diego and Riverside. His CV includes experience as a CPA, a business owner and small business broker.
After graduating from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, John began his career with Arthur Andersen and Co. where he performed audit engagements and, as part of their business valuations group, appraised a variety of privately-held entities. He also mediated partnership disputes and helped negotiate numerous partner buy-outs.
Prior to joining ProHorizons, John started his own business, co-founding a successful publishing house in Orange County. He then spent seven years with Sunbelt Business Brokers where he developed his skills as a small business intermediary, assisting his clients in every step of the business sales process.
John and his wife Jennifer reside in Whittier and are active in their community, devoting time to adult literacy programs and the Whittier Host Lions Club. John is also an aspiring chef and avid golfer. And when the waves aren’t too big, he can be found surfing at San Onofre State Beach.
John can be reached directly at 408-598-3012, toll-free at (800) 729-3242 x106 or via email.