Mr. Cento is a sole practitioner providing intellectual property and business valuation services to Nashville and Bluegrass clients and professional service firms nationwide. He has more than 20 years of experience in valuation and forensic accounting. His practice is devoted exclusively to valuation services. He has completed advanced coursework through the World Intellectual Property Organization, an agency of the United Nations, based in Geneva, Switzerland.
CERTIFICATION AND LICENSES
CPA – Certified Public Accountant, State of Florida, 2001.
CPA – Certified Public Accountant, State of Tennessee, 2020.
CPA – Certified Public Accountant, Commonwealth of Kentucky, 2017.
CPA – Certified Public Accountant, State of Indiana, 2015.
COURSEWORK COMPLETED THROUGH THE WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANIZATION:
General Course in Intellectual Property
Specialization Course on the Essentials of Patents
Executive Course on Intellectual Property and Exports
COURSEWORK COMPLETED THROUGH THE EUROPEAN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANIZATION:
The Madrid System
Enforcement of IP Protected Horticultural Produce
Plant Variety Rights
COURSEWORK COMPLETED THROUGH THE KOREAN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANIZATION:
Essentials of Business Management of Intellectual Property (IP Panorama)
Licensed Broker with the Florida Real Estate Commission, 2016; Sales Associate 2014.
Licensed Principal Broker with the Kentucky Real Estate Commission, 2018.
Licensed Managing Broker with the Indiana Real Estate Commission, 2019.
Indiana Accredited Horticulturist
The American Society of Appraisers, Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA)*
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA): Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) designation, and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) credential**
Certified Appraisers Guild of America (CAGA), Certified Personal Property Appraiser
*Mr. Cento received his Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) designation as a result of successfully passing the Society’s intensive written and oral examinations, peer review of his appraisal work, and other qualifying criteria demanded by the Society’s International Board of Examiners.
**From the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Mr. Cento has been awarded the Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) designation. The ABV designation is the premier business valuation designation that certified public accountants can earn, and it is the only credential program in the profession backed by the AICPA. The Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) credential, established in 2008 by the AIPCA, is granted to qualified CPAs with considerable experience in financial forensics.
Business valuation experience across a breadth of industries is described in detail at SKY Valuations LLC's main website. Please view our video introduction as well.