Valuation experts make the first Forbes list of Top 200 CPAs

BVWireIssue #259-4
April 24, 2024

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The inaugural Forbes Top 200 CPAs list includes several practitioners who are credentialed in business valuation (ABV, CVA, or ASA). They are:

  • Vic Alexander, CPA, ABV, CFF, chief manager, KraftCPAs (Nashville, Tenn.);
  • Tony Argiz, ASA, ABV, CPA, CFF, CFE, CGMA, managing principal, South Florida, BDO USA (Miami);
  • Larry Autrey, CPA, ABV, managing partner, Whitley Penn (Fort Worth, Texas);
  • Shelly Bedford, CPA, MST, CVA, managing partner, Dennis, Gartland & Niergarth (Traverse City, Mich.);
  • Allen Carroll, CPA, ABV, CFF, CVA, partner, Wilkins Miller (Mobile, Ala.);
  • Richard Craig, CPA, ABV, CFF, CVA, MAFF, CITP, MCP, managing partner, 415 Group (Canton, Ohio);
  • Brian Lang, CPA, CVA, CEPA, CEO, SSC CPAs (Topeka, Kan.);
  • Karen Lascelle, CPA, CVA, CFE, managing director, John G. Burk & Associates, CPAs (Keene, N.H.);
  • Harold Martin, CPA, ABV, CFF, ASA, CFE, director, Keiter CPA (Glen Allen, Va.);
  • Mike McCarthy, CPA, CVA, managing partner, Hancock Askew (Savannah, Ga.);
  • Edward Mendlowitz, CPA, ABV, partner, Withum (East Brunswick, N.J.);
  • Stacey Udell, CPA, ABV, CFF, CVA, principal, HBK CPAs & Consultants (Cherry Hill, N.J.):
  • Joel Valentine, CPA, CVA, CM&AA, CGMA, CEO, Wessel (Johnstown-Somerset, Pa.);
  • Lance Weiss, CPA, CVA, owner, SFW Partners (St. Louis);
  • Kevin Yeanoplos, CPA, ABV, CFF, ASA, shareholder/director, Brueggeman & Johnson Yeanoplos (Tucson, Ariz.); and
  • Bruce Zicari, CPA, CVA, CEO, The Bonadio Group (Rochester, N.Y.).

BVR is pleased that several of its editorial board members, Harold Martin and Kevin Yeanoplos, made the list. Also, Stacey Udell recently did a webinar for BVR on cannabis valuations.

Common thread: In addition to their obvious technical skills, all these professionals have given back to the community and the profession in some way. They serve on committees and boards at various local groups as well as accounting and valuation professional organizations. Other efforts include speaking at conferences and on webinars, writing books and articles, and teaching (some are adjunct professors). These endeavors are crucial in advancing the valuation profession.

BVR congratulates all the professionals who made the Forbes list!

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