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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. 101
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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 25 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 Services
  • Office: 303.758.9167 ext. 108
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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 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.

 

Lucas Denberg, CPA/ABV, CVA, MAFF

Shareholder & Manager, Litigation Support Services
  • Office: 303.758.9167 ext. 106
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Lucas is a shareholder in our professional corporation, and manages litigation support services for the firm. He holds a B.S. degree in Accounting, with a minor in Computer Information Systems, from Metropolitan State University of Denver. He received his Colorado CPA license #27239 in 2009, and is a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) accredited in business valuation and appraisal services by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts as well as Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) by the American Institute of CPAs. Lucas is also a Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF), specializing in divorce related valuation and litigation matters. He is a certified Quickbooks ProAdvisor and expert in the configuration of Quickbooks to meet specific client needs. In the tax arena, he works with a wide variety of business, trust and individual income tax clients. As a CVA / ABV, Lucas also conducts a variety of business valuation engagements for ESOP and other valuation clients of the firm.

 

Matthew S. Ransick, CPA, CVA

Shareholder & Technology Manager
  • Office: 303.758.9167 ext. 110
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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.

Beth M. Heiar, CPA

Shareholder & Tax Advisor
  • Office: 303.758.9167 ext. 105
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Beth is the newest CPA to join our firm, following her relocation to Denver in fall 2015.  She received a B.S. degree in Accounting with a minor in Computer Information Systems from the State University of New York at Geneseo in 1994.  She received her original CPA certification #091133 from New York in July 2004, a Texas CPA license in December 2004 and her current Colorado CPA license #33099 in 2015.  Beth grew up in upstate New York and moved to Houston, Texas following her graduation where she spent 12 years working in public accounting firms and 5 years in the tax department of a publicly traded company.  While in public accounting Beth worked on a wide variety of federal and state tax returns for business, trust and individual tax clients.  She brings her extensive experience in tax, as well as a client's perspective on working with a CPA firm from her private sector work, to providing tax preparation, planning and related services to Zick's tax clients.  She is also a certified Quickbooks ProAdvisor and expert in the configuration of Quickbooks to meet specific client needs. We're all delighted to have her as part of our team!

 

Dean E. Zick

Founder & Retired Shareholder
  • Office: 303.758.9167 ext. 103
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Dean is 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. While he is retired from full time employment with the firm, Dean continues to work on a part-time basis with clients on complex income tax and estate planning matters, and with other team members passing on his extensive tax-related experience and expertise.

 

Carolyn Julian, CPA

Retired Shareholder
  • Office: 303.758.9167 ext. 102
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Carolyn is a retired CPA shareholder of Zick Business Advisors, Inc.  She left full-time employment after working for the firm for forty years, and managed our individual income tax practice for many years.  Currently, she is assisting the firm's CPAs with the 2016 tax busy season on a part-time basis as an independent contractor through her and her husband's Julian Accounting Services company, and has maintained her active Colorado CPA certification.  We miss having Carolyn with us on a full-time basis, but appreciate her willingness to do seasonal income tax preparation work! 

Debi Ransick

Shareholder and Office Manager
  • Office: 303.758.9167 ext. 100
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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.