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Clyde W. Bright

CPA/ABV,CVA,CBM

Clyde W. Bright is President of Collinsworth, Bright & Co., P.C. and serves as Secretary for Real Life Management, Inc. He began his career with the international accounting firm of Arthur Andersen & Co. in 1972. After eight years with Arthur Andersen & Co., Mr. Bright and Mr. Collinsworth formed the accounting firm of Collinsworth, Bright & Co., P.C. Mr. Bright has been performing valuations since 1990 and, since 1972, has practiced accounting, including audit, tax and other advisory services.


Professional designations Mr. Bright holds include:

  • CPA (Certified Public Accountant) – Licensed in Tennessee
  • ABV (Accredited in Business Valuation) – Designated as Accredited in Business Valuation by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • CVA (Certified Valuation Analyst) – Designated a Certified Valuation Analyst by the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts
  • CBM (Certified Business Manager) – Designated a Certified Business Manager by the Association of Business Professionals

And, his professional memberships are:

  • The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • The Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • The National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts
  • Business Valuation and Forensic & Litigation Services Section of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • The Association of Business Professionals
  • Country Music Association
  • National Association for Recording Arts and Sciences
  • Academy of Country Music

As well as committee memberships for the Peer Review Committee, Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants (2000 to present) and the Business Valuation, Forensic & Litigation Services Committee, Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants (2006 to present).

Clyde is a graduate of Austin Peay State University (1972), holding a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. In addition, he attended Masters of Business Administration Courses at The University of Tennessee (1978).

His distinguished military service includes the United States Army Airborne – Ft. Campbell, Kentucky (1966-1967), the 101st Airborne Division – Republic of Vietnam (1967-1968) recipient of the Bronze Star Medal (1968), and the Third Army Headquarters – Ft. McPherson, Georgia (1968-1969).