BV Movers: Stout buys FMV, Murphy appoints new CEO, BerryDunn opens a Phoenix office

Here's a roundup of the latest business valuation professional and firm news, originally published in Issue #174-2 of BVWire.


Business brokerage firm Murphy Business & Financial Corp. of Clearwater, Fla., announced the appointment of Tom Coba as CEO.

Stephanie Kenny has joined Arlington, Va.-based Valuation Services Inc. as a manager.

Bethany Novis has been named business consulting services group leader at Lancaster, Pa.-based RKL.

CBIZ Tofias of Boston named Scott Wragg senior managing director.


Portland, Me.-based BerryDunn opened an office in Phoenix, its first in Arizona.

Blue & Co. of Carmel, Ind., was named one of the “2017 Best Places to Work in Indiana” in the large employer category, the eighth time the firm has received this award.

Enterprise, Ala.-based Carr, Riggs & Ingram has added Babush, Neiman, Kornman & Johnson of Atlanta. BNKJ’s employees will move to CRI’s existing Atlanta office.

Michelle Gallagher announced that Gallagher Valuation & Forensics has become a strategic partner of Adamy Valuation. Gallagher will lead Adamy’s family law practice group in Grand Rapids, Mich., and will continue to work at her office in Lansing, Mich.

New York City-based Kessler International announced the results of its study, which show significant growth in the demand for forensic accounting services over the past 40 years.

Providence, R.I.’s Restivo Monacelli announced a new brand identity, logo, and redesigned website at

Chicago’s Stout Risius Ross has completed the purchase of Irvine, Calif.’s FMV Opinions. The initial agreement was mentioned in “BV movers” in BVWire Issue 173-2.

Whitley Penn of Dallas added Houston-based OverMont Consulting, effective March 1, marking Whitley Penn’s third merger deal in Texas this year.

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