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Darron Meares, MBA, CAI, MPPA, BAS, AMM

CURRENTLY

Problem Solver, Broker-in-Charge - Meares Property Advisors, Incorporated
Owner - Meares and Associates, LLC
Owner - Bowtie Benefit Auctions

EXPERIENCE

Problem Solver - Broker-in-Charge, Meares Property Advisors, Incorporated 2018-present
Previously Meares Auctions, Incorporated, Meares Property Advisors (MPA) is a boutique auction and real estate firm established to solve client’s problems relating to personal property and real estate transactions. MPA handles online, onsite and simulcast auctions for clients throughout the Southeast. www.MPA-SC.com

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, MEARES AUCTION GROUP, 2002 - 2018

Day-today activities include running a 46 year-old auction firm that conducts an average of 90 auctions per year. These auctions include coin collections, firearm collections, business liquidations, Real Estate, Estate and bankruptcies.

FOUNDER-BOWTIE BENEFIT AUCTIONS, 2008 - present

Founded in April 2008, Bowtie Benefit Auctions has grown in size in a relatively short amount of time. Bowtie Benefit Auctions conducts an average of 60 fundraising events per year. The company serves clients in SC, NC, GA, FL and the US Virgin Islands with auctioneer services and event consultation. www.BowtieBenefits.com

OWNER-MEARES AND ASSOCIATES, LLC, 2008 - present

Meares and Associates is the parent company handling and scheduling the asset appraisals and speaking engagements Meares conducts. Meares achieved the Master Personal Property Appraiser (MPPA) designation from the National Auctioneers Association Education Institute for his work in the field and court testimony. Meares is current with Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). www.MearesandAssociatesLLC.com

EDUCATION

Greenville Technical College, Greenville, SC - Associate of Arts
Southern Wesleyan University, Central, SC - BA in Business Administration
Southern Wesleyan University, Central, SC - Master of Business Administration
Southeastern School of Auctioneering, Greenville, SC - Auctioneer Training
Wyatt Institute of Real Estate, Greenville, SC - Broker Courses in Real Estate
NAA Education Institute - Master Personal Property Appraiser (MPPA), 2007,
NAA Education Institute - Benefit Auction Specialist (BAS) 2008
NAA Education Institute - Certified Auctioneer Institute (CAI) 2008
Benefit Auctioneer Boot Camp, Atlanta, GA 2010
Beyond Bid Calling for Fundraising Auctioneers, Dallas, TX 2010

MEMBERSHIPS

NAA Education Institute (2013-2015, 2017-2019), NAA Board of Directors (2006-2009), SC Auctioneers
Association President (2013-14), SC Auctioneers Association Hall of Fame (2018), American
Bankruptcy Institute, National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, NAA Speakers Bureau, NAA
GPPA Committee, Greenville SC Chamber of Commerce, Greenville SC Commerce Club,
PULSE Pacesetters Inaugural Class

PUBLISHED WORKS

“Selecting the Right Auctioneer for the Right Auction” - ABI Journal, 03/09
“Auctioneer Tech - Multiple Liquidation Strategies” - ABI Journal, 02/10
“Generational Differences All Around Us” - NABT Journal, Spring 2012

SPEAKING TOPICS

Auction Law, Fundraising Auctions, Fundraising Auction Consulting, Ethics in the Auction Industry, Online Advertising, Online Auction Setup and Execution, Auction Method of Marketing Assets, Communicating with Generation X/Y, Social Networking, Auction Technology and Applications, Entrepreneurship, Cost of Doing Business, Uniform Commercial Code for Auctioneers

315 Eastview Road, Pelzer, SC 29669
www.MPA-SC.com
Contact information:
P: 864-444-5361
O: 864-642-2196
F: 800-295-8758