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Simmons & Associates Midwest, LLC
4265 45th St S, Suite 200-D
Fargo, ND 58104
P (877) 322-6465
Nikki Nitz, CPA, CMA
Inspiring and empowering, Nikki Nitz brings over 25 years of business consulting experience to her clients and all those she is in contact with. Her life purpose is to positively impact the world by empowering others and herself to generate inspired income and live an inspired life. She passionately inspires others to ethically increase their personal and professional value while she does the same herself.
Why does she do what she does? Because through her years of working with the veterinary profession, she sees the difficulty people have in understanding the business side of veterinary medicine. She has witnessed far too many practice owners who pour years of blood, sweat, and tears into their businesses only to find that when they are ready to sell, they don’t own a valuable business.
Nikki is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Management Accountant. Having started a veterinary practice and working in the trenches of that practice, Nikki realized her passion was to help more veterinary business owners achieve their financial and lifestyle goals. She founded The Veterinary Business Expert™ to fulfill this passion.
The mission of The Veterinary Business Expert™ is to be the leader in providing education and inspiration to veterinarians, veterinary students, and veterinary staff so that they can build practice value, increase their personal wealth, and live their ultimate lifestyle.
Aligning with her passion to help others be successful entrepreneurs and live the lifestyle they desire, Nikki purchased Simmons & Associates Northwest in 2011 and recently purchased Simmons & Associates Midwest. Simmons & Associates Inc. is an international veterinary brokerage and appraisal firm represented by thirteen territories. Simmons helps veterinary practice owners understand the value of their investment through practice appraisals. No individual or firm has helped more veterinarians achieve their dreams of buying their own practice or reaping the rewards of their efforts by offering their veterinary practice for sale. Simmons is the world leader in veterinary practice sales and purchases.
Nikki focuses on proven methods to allow her clients to achieve their business and lifestyle goals. She combines her business education with her experience of owning a veterinary practice to help others start, purchase, grow, and sell veterinary practices. Her passion does not end with business. Through her commitment to helping people live their ultimate lifestyle, Nikki invested in becoming a graduate of Jack Canfield’s Train the Trainer™ program qualifying her to teach The Success Principles™. She empowers others to live the life they desire through her High Achievers Coaching Program™.
As an international best-selling author and frequent national and international speaker, she is eager to share her expertise.
Kirsten Poppen, JD, CVA
Kirsten works with both Owners and Buyers in the Midwest territory as an experienced veterinary practice appraiser, practice consultant, and sales specialist. For over a decade, she has successfully transitioned practices throughout the Midwest. Kirsten focuses on client education, problem solving, negotiating, and practice transitioning. Kirsten’s past work as an attorney litigating civil cases in the states of Kansas and Missouri provided her with extensive experience in business negotiations. Kirsten also has prior hands-on experience with the daily workings and management of veterinary practices. Kirsten has been invited to speak at various state and regional veterinary conferences where she has presented to Owners on maximizing profits, long-term planning, and successful practice transitions and to Buyers on important focus areas in practice acquisitions.
Kirsten earned her Juris Doctor degree, with Order of the Coif honors, from the University of Kansas School of Law. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Kansas State University. She is also a Certified Valuation Analyst—a designation showing she has satisfied the rigorous standards of professionalism, expertise, objectivity, and integrity in the business valuation field.