Darren Mize, ASA
Co-Founder and Partner
After a decade of working in the business and finance sectors, Darren co-founded GCF Valuation with his brother Steve in 1997. Since then, Darren has helped build GCF to be one of the largest and most respected valuation firms in the country, working with hundreds of SBA lenders nationwide. While Darren’s initial role at GCF was business development and securing top business brokerage firms as clientele, he quickly became an Accredited Senior Appraiser to help with the increasing client volume. He currently manages the Firm’s M&A Division, Sales & Marketing and maintains his ASA designation.
Darren strives for excellence and service in business valuations, and for the past 20+ years has attended countless conferences and developed hundreds of professional relationships, many of which have also turned into personal friendships. He understands no single approach works for every business, so he continues to educate himself on emerging business valuation trends across multiple industries. Having had a lengthy career in business valuation, Darren has had the opportunity to work with hundreds of clients to gain in-depth knowledge that his firm has leveraged as part of their proprietary data findings. He has also leveraged his knowledge to co-author thought leadership pieces and host countless webinars on business valuations.
As a native Floridian and 1990 graduate of The Florida State University, Darren knows and loves the community he serves – he even married a fellow Floridian to prove it! You’ll find Darren, his wife Michelle, and their 2 children Max and Maggie Kate, active outside of GCF, traveling and spending time on the water as much as they can. When time allows, Darren enjoys fishing, college football, a great hand-crafted cocktail, and the challenge of pairing great food with the perfect wine.
Darren is grateful for his stellar staff and the amazing clients he has had the privilege to work for, and looks forward to the next 20 years ahead at GCF!