Doug Copple graduated from Appalachian State University where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) and Master of Science (MS) degree in Accounting. Doug joined Bentson Copple & Associates, LLC in 2004 and became a partner in the firm in 2005. Prior to Bentson Copple & Associates, he was an Audit Senior for Ernst & Young, LLP, and an Audit Associate/Senior for KPMG, LLP. Doug is a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), a designation granted by the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NAVCA) after completing specific training and testing requirements and reaching a certain level of experience. Doug ensures the firm’s practice valuations are properly performed and adhere to generally accepted valuation standards. He is also integral in structuring and negotiating orthodontic partnerships and purchase transactions and the related tax and structural issues between buyers and sellers.