Black Star Asset Conversion and Appraisals is a family-owned business operating with well over a century of combined experience, expertise and visibility in the construction, agriculture and transportation industries and the financial services sector.
On board, we have a strong and diverse team of highly skilled and driven professionals who focus on working with contractors, enterprise accounts and financial institutions to manage the full cycle of selling, and the management of assets.
Our purpose is to strategically position our customers for ongoing business success. We achieve the best possible values through asset appraisals, private treaty selling, pre-auction selling, weekly online auctions leveraging the power of proven and collaborative partnerships, targeted marketing, and through our trusted network of long-standing business relationships.
We are proud to be problem solvers!
We operate inside a culture of working smart and being healthy. Our values provide us with the fortitude to put forward our best possible efforts in all that we do.
Simply put, we help people get maximum value for buying and selling equipment
Our team of seasoned professionals individually possess valuable market-relevant strengths, and collectively bring knowledge, industry insight and personal service to every customer engagement.
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer: Mike has a distinguished career that covers more than 38 years. As an entrepreneur, he has launched, developed and sold three successful companies. His strategic leadership, critical thinking, business development capabilities, insight and connections are tremendous assets that result in profitable outcomes for our customers, and proven successes for Black Star.
Co-Founder and Director of Sales: For many years, Andrew worked closely with people who committed their careers to valuing and auctioning heavy equipment. This experience along with the skills to drive results has him securing new business, exceeding sales expectations and effectively managing long-term customer relationships. Applying sales and marketing growth strategies, Andrew’s success is evident though his ability to achieve maximum value for our customers.
For the past 4 decades, Roger has been embedded in the construction equipment industry across North America. His contributions to Black Star’s success come from ideals of complete customer care and the desire to see things done the right way.
Co-Founder and Chief Operations Officer: Rob’s extensive background and experience in the heavy equipment industry has led him to overseeing daily operations and all Black Star business functions. As a strong leader, decision maker and problem solver, his tactical planning and business development competencies contribute greatly to our ongoing organizational growth and the financial growth of our customers.
Chief Appraisal Officer and Auctioneer: Lynn is responsible for assisting clients in selling and buying of industrial assets, as well as for sourcing and working large equipment deals in categories such as construction, mining, transportation, and oilfield. He has over 28 years of experience in the industrial equipment appraisal and auction market and he is a licensed auctioneer, a Certified Senior Appraiser (CSA) with the Equipment Appraisers Association of North America (EAANA).
Managing Director of Appraisals: Justin has more than 20 years of experience valuing machinery & equipment and other tangible assets. He has led appraisal projects for asset-based companies as well as financial firms. In his role at Black Star, he will utilize his tremendous experience to provide timely, accurate asset appraisals and valuations.
Director of Global Sales and Financial Services Director: Mike’s substantial account management and selling expertise, and experience in the financial services sector puts him in the forefront of many large global accounts. He develops key business and relationship growth strategies, tactics and action plans, and successfully executes to deliver the exceptional and profitable results our customers expect.
We bring a proactive approach to every transaction. It starts with gaining a solid understanding of your needs and goals. From there, we blend in our diverse experience, client service and well-established industry connections to deliver results. From start to finish, our approach puts your interests first and delivers tangible results that benefit your bottom line.
Go out and make friends and you'll always have customers.
Roger MartinezBlack Star ACA
There are plenty of options when buying, selling or managing assets. Black Star wants to be the option of choice based on our capabilities and customized, proprietary approach within the marketplace. So, if you’re looking to raise cash, add to your existing inventory for a specific project, replace existing equipment or manage other assets – whatever the motivation – you’ve landed in the right place with Black Star.
Precision We obsess on understanding precise equipment needs, then work with our customers to give more control over the buying and selling of assets. We will represent each customer in the marketplace to gain top value.
Accessibility We remain easy to reach and readily available. We know that time is limited, and it is a priority for us to be efficient and effective in all our dealings.
Preparation We prepare for every collaboration. We respect every customer interaction to build confidence and trust with an honest and straightforward approach. We will make a difference with every interaction and transaction. Our work ethic is the discipline of moving our feet daily on behalf of our customers.
Unparalleled We Leverage our extensive experience, unparalleled expertise and intellectual assets. We bring in-depth industry knowledge, a large network of contacts and trusted relationships, practical business experience and a lengthy history of proven results.
Fairness We deliver results while remaining fair, accountable, authentic, strategic and innovative. In doing so, protect, manage and build all relationships in the value chain by remaining mindful of the multiple layers involved and the end goals of our customers.