Zephyr Financial Corp., Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Zephyr Financial Personnel

Sherry Smith, Principal

Sherry Smith, Principal, Zephyr Financial Corp.Sherry Smith is an Accredited Senior Appraiser in business valuation, and she earned her Masters in Business Administration from Duke University. She has been appraising businesses in a wide variety of industries since 2001, specializing in tax-related appraisals for estates and gifting. Sherry also works in the litigation support field, sometimes as an expert witness and sometimes as a valuation consultant. She is a frequent author and lecturer on valuation topics. Before beginning her career as an independent appraiser, Sherry was with a large, diversified holding company, where she was in charge of investments. She continues to consult for that company and its owners on investment management matters.


American Society of Appraisers — Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA - Business Valuation),

Institute of Business Appraisers — Certified Business Appraiser (CBA, 2003 - 2017),

  • Board of Governors (2013 - 2015)

  • Annual Conference Committee (2010), Annual Conference Co-Chair (2011)

  • Editor of Business Appraisal Practice (2011 - 2013)


Fuqua School of Business, Duke University (Durham, NC) M.B.A.
Executive program with electives in Venture Capital and Advanced Marketing

Furman University (Greenville, SC) B.A. in English
Magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, National Merit Scholar, Duke Scholar