Steve Pierce’s Biography
Steve is a CPA and has successfully represented hundreds of clients buying and selling businesses through Indiana Business Advisors. As a Business Intermediary, Steve’s area of expertise includes Mergers and Acquisitions for manufacturing, wholesale distribution, and mid‐size service businesses. His background and training in large Fortune 500 corporations and managing small entrepreneurial-type companies has given Steve a wide breadth of experiences to draw from.
Steve began his career in 1970 with the Public Accounting Firm of Ernst & Ernst in Indianapolis. He joined Central Soya Co. of Fort Wayne, IN as an Auditor and subsequently held positions as an Accounting Manager and Financial Analyst for International Operations. In 1980, he joined Staley Mfg. Co. of Decatur, IL as a Division Controller. In 1987, he became Corporate Controller for a small biotech company called United AgriSeeds, later acquired by Dow Chemical. At Dow AgroSciences in Indianapolis, Steve enjoyed further success by holding positions of Financial Systems Development Manager, Global Cost Accounting Manager, and Credit Manager.
As a Credit Manager at Dow, Steve was actively engaged with customers and clients throughout North America and managed a risk portfolio over of $500 million. Having served in the role of Credit Manager as well as prior experiences in auditing, forensic auditing, financial and accounting management, Steve has become an expert in analyzing financial information and risk assessment.
Steve’s education and experience include a BS degree in accounting from Ball State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the International Business Brokers Association.