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Present Values is a team of consultants that help companies by guiding their leaders toward reality and truth. Truth Today. Growth Forever.



Meet John Handelsman

John V. Handelsman founded Present Values in 2003. He wanted to share the wisdom he had discovered as the leader of several organizations facing a new reality. He has served a wide variety of businesses—from leveraged finance to healthcare, from industrial technology to commercial real estate—helping them start, grow, revive, or reposition.

Meet The Rest of The Team

Our leaders have poured their lives into bringing truth and health to organizations. We help private business owners and other stakeholders grow the value of their companies, align their resources, and create highly effective leadership teams. This has been our lifework, and we want to share it with you.

  • Consulting

    Consulting with Empathy and Empowerment.

    Our team understands the challenges that small business owners and corporate leaders face. We have deep experience as owners, operators, and executives. We’ve been there.

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  • Private Capital

    Capital Restructuring that Fits Your Business Strategy.

    Many of our clients have found that when the right long-term strategy is revealed, it requires outside capital. Proprietary capital can make more sense than private equity or other institutional capital. The overall capital structure must always complement the enterprise-level objectives and goals set by the shareholders.

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  • Leadership Development

    Individual and Team Leadership Development.

    With a focus on moving from personal advocacy to interdependent teamwork, we maximize the personal potential and value to the enterprise of all leaders using unique tools. These tools help identify strengths and explain behaviors and cultural influencers, which we then synthesize to drive productivity and align people resources to vision, mission, core values, objectives and goals.

    Get to Know Us

"We appreciated John’s leadership and vision, and the processes Present Values put in place for Al Neyer. He left us with a stronger balance sheet, record revenues and profits..."  Read more.

James T. Neyer Executive Vice President of Real Estate Development for ANI

"I deeply appreciated John's ability to listen, ask targeted questions and then suggest strategic solutions. John's a good communicator and a seasoned leader with a servant's..." Read more.

John Herman CEO of Epipheo Studios

"John and his team were thorough in getting to know our people and culture, and examining our existing commercial franchise against the prevailing market conditions..."  Read more.

Claude Davis President and CEO of First Financial Bancorp

"We hired Present Values to present to our national sales team regarding the lease accounting change. Our desire was to fully understand the proposed accounting but also to..." Read more.

Steve Hamilton President and COO of CSI Leasing, Inc.

Featured Case Study

Fund Evaluation Group

A well-established investment advising firm was looking for expert guidance on key areas of their business. Present Values helped them take their long-term strategies, strategic planning, and performance measurement processes to new heights.

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