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
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
2017 Forensic & Valuation Services Conference, American Institute of CPAs
2016 53rd Annual Hawaii Tax Institute, Hawaii Tax Institute Foundation
2015 Advanced Business Valuation Conference, American Society of Appraisers