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Clarence Stone has been licensed as a business broker/merger and acquisition specialist since 1979. Mr. Stone is one of the co-founders of California Equity Group (CEG) and is currently one of the principals at CEG. Clarence has substantial experience as a financial advisor regarding the merger, acquisition & divestiture process after personally completing over 300 transactions during the past 30 years with transaction values up to $100M.
Mr. Stone is also a certified business appraiser having completed over 500 company valuations. Prior to his tenure with CEG, Clarence founded, grew and eventually sold one of Northern California’s premier interior contracting companies. The experience of founding, developing, operating and divesting his own company along with continued investment and ownership into other privately held companies has provided Mr. Stone with a unique set of skills necessary to be a prudent and effective financial advisor for his clients.
In addition to serving on the boards of several privately held companies, Mr. Stone is involved in the non-profit community. He is the past President and a past board member of the California Association of Business Brokers--a non-profit, statewide industry trade association. Mr. Stone is also a former board member and the past Treasurer of the Sheriff's Advisory Board of Santa Clara County and he is an active member of the Rotary Club of Downtown San Jose.
Credentials and Education:
Mr. Stone holds a B.S. Business from San Jose State University where he graduated with academic honors. Accomplishments included advanced courses in Finance, Accounting and Economics.