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Zick Business Advisors, Inc.
CPAs and Certified Valuation Analysts

  • 16 Inverness Place East, Bldg C
  • Englewood, CO 80112
  • Office: 303.758.9167
  • Toll Free: 800.788.9167
  • Fax: 303.758.9194
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Eric J. Ransick, CPA/CFF, CVA

Shareholder, President & Manager, Valuation & ESOP Services
  • Office: 303.758.9167 ext. 1010
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Eric is the President and Managing Shareholder of our professional corporation, and also manages our busness valuation and ESOP related consulting practice. He received his B.S. degree in Accounting from the University of Arkansas in 1975. He received his original CPA certificate #1764 in Arkansas in 1977, and his current Colorado CPA license #12389 in 1990. Eric is a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), accredited in business valuation and appraisal services by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA). He is also Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) by the American Institute of CPAs. Prior to joining our firm he was a Special Agent and Group Manager with the IRS Criminal Investigation Division. Eric specializes in a variety of business consulting services, including ESOP and tax/estate related business valuations (a field in which he has 30 years of experience); ESOP feasibility, design and implementation; equity compensation and incentive plans; exit planning services for business owners and forensic accounting.


Gregory S. Zick, CPA, CVA, MAFF

Shareholder, Vice President & Manager, Tax and Accounting Services
  • Office: 303.758.9167 ext. 1080
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Greg is the Vice President and a shareholder in our professional corporation. He received his B.S. degree in Accounting from Colorado State University in Ft. Collins in 1993, and obtained his Colorado CPA license #16142 in 1995. Greg manages the firm's tax and accounting practice, and works closely with many of our larger business clients and high net worth individuals. He is an expert in the complex field of oil and gas taxation.  Greg is also a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) accredited in business valuation and appraisal services by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts, and provides valuation services for various purposes to both ESOP and tax-related valuation clients. Greg is trained in the field of fraud deterrence, and has extensive experience in evaluation of business internal controls from years of experience in auditing privately held businesses.  He is a certified Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF) specializing in fraud deterrence, and has worked with a variety of business clients over the years on strengthening internal controls and adopting procedures to deter and detect fraud.


Matthew S. Ransick, CPA, CVA

Shareholder & Technology Manager
  • Office: 303.758.9167 ext. 1100
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Matt is a shareholder in our professional corporation.  He is a 2011 summa cum laude graduate of Fort Lewis College in Durango (one of six Colorado colleges and universities with AACSB international accreditation for its School of Business) where he received his B.A. in Accounting with a minor in Economics.  He received his Colorado CPA license #31341 in 2013, and is also a Certified Valuation Analyst accredited in business valuation by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts. In the tax arena, Matt works with small business, trust and individual income tax clients.  As a CVA, Matt conducts and participates in a wide variety of business valuation engagements for ESOP and other valuation clients of the firm.  He is also responsible for internal management of our computer systems/technology.

Kim M. Walton, CPA (Licensed in Oklahoma)

Tax Professional
  • Office: 303-758-9167 ext. 1050
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Kim is a new member of our team of tax professionals. She has over twenty years of accounting and tax experience in CPA firms in Oklahoma, and has been a CPA (licensed in Oklahoma #16195) since 2006.  She joined Zick following her recent move to the Denver Metro Area to be closer to family.  Kim is an expert in Quickbooks and a Quickbooks Certified ProAdvisor (Desktop/Network versions).  She also has experience in working in the Oil & Gas field.  She is primarily responsible for working with both individual and business/trust tax clients.  Welcome Kim!!

Stephen K. Lucas, CPA

Tax Professional
  • Office: 303-758-9167 ext. 1060
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Steve is also a new member of our team of tax professionals.  He completed his Masters in Accounting and Taxation at the University of Hartford in Connecticut in 2011, and has been working professionally primary in CPA firms in the tax field in Connecticut since then.  Steve has been a CPA (licensed in Connecticut #17414) since January 2014, and received his reciprocal Colorado CPA license #9035845 in July 2019.  He joined Zick in December 2018 following his move to Colorado, and is responsible for a variety of individual and business/trust tax client work.  Welcome Steve!!

John Ramsey

Tax Professional
  • Office: 303.758.9167 ext. 1020
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John joined the Zick team in December 2017 after completing his Bachelor's Degree at Colorado State University in 2015 and his Master of Professional Accountancy degree at Metropolitan State University in 2017, with a near 4.0 graduate GPA.  John has two years of tax return preparation experience completed while attaining his Masters degree, plus his tax preparation and planning experience since he joined Zick in late 2017.  John works primarily under the supervision of Firm CPAs on client tax return preparation and tax planing projects while he completes his own CPA certification.  He has passed multiple sections of the CPA examination as of July 2019 (including the Regulation/Tax section). John is also a Quickbooks Certified Pro Advisor (Online version) and is happy to assist clients using this version of the Quickbooks accounting software. 

Debi Ransick

Shareholder and Office Manager
  • Office: 303.758.9167 ext. 1000
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Debi is a shareholder in our professional corporation and the office manager for our firm. She is a primary point of contact for our clients and has a wide range of administrative responsibilities in terms of the "business" side of managing our company.  Debi also provides bookeeping and bill payment services to some business and individual clients, and provides paraprofessional support to the firm's Certified Valuation Analysts in valuation engagements.

Dean E. Zick

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Dean Zick was the founder of our professional corporation, and was President and Managing Shareholder until 2005. He received his B.S. in Accounting from the University of Denver in 1954, and held an active Colorado CPA license #900 for nearly 50 years, before transitioning to inactive CPA license status. Dean officially retired from the Firm in 2018 at age 88, and passed away peacefully at home in January 2019.  We all miss him!!