Board of Advisors

Noah Sebourn

Outside Counsel and Legal Advisor

Noah is a transactional attorney with broad experience in the upstream oil & gas industry. He has served as general counsel to oil & gas service and royalty companies and has negotiated complex agreements with industry partners as well as directly with landowners. More recently, Noah’s practice has been focused on the support and growth of small businesses in DFW; his small business clientele includes companies in manufacturing, materials testing, dentistry, solar power, HVAC, hospitality, and construction. Noah shares his knowledge and experience with Valhalla Business Brokers as well as with his contacts with small business owners, potential investors and will provide in house counsel on specific legal matters. He lives in Fort Worth with his wife and four daughters, is a volunteer minister at his church, and enjoys reading and training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

Chris Lucas, CFA, CPA/ABV

Business Valuations Advisor

Mr. Lucas has more than 25 years of investment and business valuation experience. He has analyzed, valued and managed billions of dollars of assets including privately-held equity interests, leveraged loans, high yield bonds, credit default swaps (CDS), collateralized loan obligations (CLOs) and a variety of other types of asset-backed securities (ABS), total return swaps (TRS) and credit-linked notes (CLN). Mr. Lucas has an extensive experience where he has assisted business owners and managers, accountants, financial institutions, attorneys and others with valuations of businesses, intellectual property, complex derivative securities, purchase price allocations and many other types of analyses. Mr. Lucas has qualified to testify as an expert witness in both federal and state courts on many occasions. Mr. Lucas is a graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio (BBA – Finance) and Texas A&M University (MS-Finance). Additionally, Mr. Lucas is a charter holder of the CFA Institute and a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in the state of Texas.

Shane Bender, CPA

Fractional CFO

Shane serves as a CFO and financial consultant for multiple businesses and nonprofits. In January 2016, he launched Bender CFO Services Inc. to help small organizations gain the finance and accounting acumen to develop strategic growth, measurable results, and ultimately financial success. He spent over 15 years in the corporate world as a Controller, Director, VP Finance and other financial roles. He has an MBA from Baylor University. He lives in Fort Worth, Texas with his wife, Holly, and four children. Industry Focus: Services, Digital Marketing, Non-Profit

Billy Jones

M&A Attorney