About Brant Armentrout, CFA

Brant, who has more than 15 years of financial advisory and analysis experience, joined ComStock Advisors in 1999. He has performed over 500 business appraisals in a wide variety of industries for various purposes, including ESOPs, estate and gift tax situations, shareholder disputes, family law matters, mergers and acquisitions, goodwill and other asset impairment tests, financial reporting, and fairness opinions. He also heads the firm’s Financial Reporting practice.

He has spoken before the National Trust Closely Held (NTCH) Business Association, the Carolinas Chapter of The ESOP Association, the Southeast Regional ESOP Association, and the Cincinnati Financial Planning Association. He has been published in the American Society of Appraiser’s Business Valuation Review and the North Carolina Bar Association’s The Will & The Way. Additionally, he has testified as an expert witness in business valuation in Forsyth County, North Carolina District Court and Wake County, North Carolina Superior Court.

Brant earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a BA in Social Studies Education from Wake Forest University, where he was an Atlantic Coast Conference Champion in Track and Field. He is a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) charterholder, a Candidate, American Society of Appraisers (ASA), and a member of the Executive Committee of the Carolinas Chapter of The ESOP Association.

He is also a past president of the Cincinnati Athletic Association and the Twin City Track Club.


  • Wake Forest University, BS in Business Administration & BA in Social Studies Education

Professional Designations

  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), The CFA Institute

Professional Associations

  • Carolinas Chapter of the ESOP Association
  • CFA Institute
  • National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO)
  • National Trust Closely Held Business Association (NTCHA)
  • The ESOP Association

Association Memberships

  • Candidate, American Society of Appraisers

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