Eddy N. Kemp

(808) 239-9300

Ethan A. Lee

(808) 687-0309

Eddy N. Kemp

Eddy N. Kemp



For more than 30 years, Ed Kemp was President and CEO of E. N. Kemp & Associates, a firm providing various business and financial consulting services.  In recent years the firm has been operating as Pacific Business Valuation, LLC to better identify its primary focus. Other services offered are valuation consulting and litigation support.

During the last few years, more than five hundred business valuations have been completed.  Business valuations (or appraisals) were prepared for estate and gift transfers, purchases and sales of business interests, employee stock ownership plans, divorce, and various other purposes.  The size of business interests appraised has ranged from minority interests in small partnerships to controlling interests in large corporations with subsidiary companies.  Businesses served were located in the Hawaiian Islands, in numerous states on the mainland and in some international locales.

Prior to founding E. N. Kemp & Associates, Ed held the position of Chief Financial and Administrative Officer for the Estate of James Campbell and before that was a Manager in the Tax Department of KPMG, Hawaii’s largest public accounting firm.

Ed came to Hawaii in 1965 after graduation from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.  He moved to Kaneohe from Kailua in 1967 and has been active in various community and business organizations over the years.  He has been married for more than 50 years (to the same woman) and has three adult children and six grandchildren.


American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

    CPA – Certified Public Accountant

    ABV – Accredited in Business Valuation

    CFF – Certified in Financial Forensics

American Society of Appraisers (ASA)

    ASA – Accredited Senior Appraiser

Institute of Business Appraisers (IBA)

    CBA – Certified Business Appraiser

Professional Experience

1982-Present   Pacific Business Valuation, LLC / E. N. Kemp & Associates, Inc., Honolulu, Hawaii

Owner and Chief Executive Officer

Firm specializes in business appraisals and valuation consulting services.  Business appraisal and valuation services provided for various purposes including family wealth transfers through gifts or estate, purchase or sale of business interests, divorce litigation and ESOP’s.  Former registered investment advisor with U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission.

1974-1982      Estate of James Campbell, Honolulu, Hawaii

Director, Finance and Administration

Chief financial and administrative officer for large trust estate with extensive assets in Hawaii and western states.  Responsibilities included all aspects of estate operations other than the management of real property.

1965-1974      KPMG Peat Marwick, Honolulu, Hawaii

Manager, Tax Department

Responsibilities included administrative and technical supervision of a group of tax specialists.  Three years experience in audit department before transferring to tax department.

Professional Affiliations and Volunteer Experience

1969-Present  American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CPA / ABV / CFF)

1995-Present  American Society of Appraisers (ASA – Current president of Hawaii Chapter)

1995-Present  Hawaii Economic Association (Former Officer and Director)

1994-Present  Hawaii Estate Planning Council (Past President and Director)

1969-Present  Hawaii Society of Certified Public Accountants (Served on Various Committees)

1994-Present  Institute of Business Appraisers (Certified Business Appraiser)

1996-Present  Kaneohe Business Group (Past President and Director)

Recent Seminars and Studies

2015               Advanced Business Valuation Conference, American Society of Appraisers

2014               AICPA Forensic & Valuation Services Conference

2013               AICPA Forensic & Valuation Services Conference

2012               Advanced Business Valuation Conference, American Society of Appraisers

2011               Advanced Business Valuation Conference, American Society of Appraisers

2010               Advanced Business Valuation Conference, American Society of Appraisers

2009               Advanced Business Valuation Conference, American Society of Appraisers

2008               AICPA / ASA Business Valuation Conference

2007               Advanced Business Valuation Conference, American Society of Appraisers

The Valuation Process