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John Ernst III, CPA, ABV, CFF


Contact John

(314) 231-6232
johne [at]

John is a manager of KEB’s St. Louis, Missouri office. He joined the firm in 1999 and has more than twenty years’ experience providing business valuations of closely held businesses for estate, gift, income tax, shareholder disputes and employee stock ownership plans; forensic accounting; litigation support for marital dissolutions; and economic damage measurements from personal injury, wrongful death, professional malpractice, and employment discrimination.  He is also Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF).  John is a professional member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (Forensic and Valuation Services community member) and Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants.


Wife, Julie and two sons: Henry and Cole

Bucket List

Travel to Australia and New Zealand


Graduated in 1998 from Truman State University formerly Northeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration - Finance.  Graduated in 2003 from Dale Carnegie Training – St. Louis in The Dale Carnegie Course. Graduated in 2013 from Webster University with a Masters in Forensic Accounting.

Hidden Talent

hip hop dancer


All fifty states, Caribbean and parts of Europe