Areas of Expertise
Area 1: Business Valuation for Estate and Gift Tax
Area 2: Business Valuation for Acquisition, Sale, Buy-Sell Agreement, Startups, SBA Loans.
Area 3: Business Valuation for Divorce, Partnership Dispute, Shareholders Disputes, and others.
Affiliation 1: National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) Salt Lake City, Utah
Affiliation 2: Institute of Management Consultants (IMC-USA) National Capital Region - Washington DC
Affiliation 3: Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation (PGCEDC)
Affiliation 4: Financial Services Corporation First (FSC-First)
Achille Ekeu, MBA, CVA
President & CEO
Achille is a financial professional with over 20 years experience in the banking and business valuation industries. He is a book Author and a Public Speaker. His book titled "30 Frequently Asked Questions in Business Valuation" published on May 1st, 2017, answers many pertinent, critical, and recurring questions from small business owners, financial advisors/planners, wealth strategists, business brokers, and divorce, trust and business attorneys. He speaks at business conferences, board meetings, seminars, webinars, and provides expert interviews to the traditional media (radios, newspapers, magazines, journals, and podcasts). His recent interview (published on May 2nd, 2017) with Successful Multi-Millionaire Woman Entrepreneur, Strategic Business Advisor, and Virtual CEO, Lisa Anderson, received great reviews from business owners who are her main audience.
Achille left his marks as a successful banker, vice-president, and regional manager at the former Chevy Chase Bank, now part of Capital One Bank, and at PNC Bank. He successfully managed a regional market of over $250 MM in assets and increased the deposit base by 30 percent during his tenure.
Following his passion for helping small businesses, Achille decided to leave the retail banking business to pursue a business valuation certification that helped him open his business valuation firm called The Washington Valuation Group (WVG), after a partnership with another firm for a few months. As a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), he is a member of the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA). His areas of expertise include income/gift/estate tax valuations, divorce and shareholders/partnership disputes, and valuations for acquisition, sale, buy-sell agreements, and working capital financing (debt Financing) for small businesses.
Achille is a graduate of American Intercontinental University (AIU) located in Chicago, Illinois, where he obtained his MBA with a 4.0 GPA. Achille is a multiple Awards winner among which is the 2008 Great Gallup Workplace Award for Management Excellence. He very active on his blog and on social media especially LinkedIn, where he publishes frequently on topics related to business valuation.
Thanks to his demonstrated commitment to helping business owners, he was recently elected Board Member of the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) where he serves on the Valuation Credentialing Board (VCB). He is the current State Chapter President of the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) for the Maryland and DC regions. He also seats on the board of The Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation (PGCEDC) and the Financial Services Corporation First (FSC-First). He is a true community leader.
The Washington Valuation Group
The Washington Valuation Group (WVG) is a valuation and management consulting firm offering independent valuation services to businesses, shareholders, attorneys, accountants, and estate planning professionals.
Our expertise and independent analysis are qualities our clients look for when seeking our advice for a wide range of valuation engagements.
As a full service valuation firm, we have an outstanding reputation supported by years of experience. Our experienced analysts have a wide range of industry experience and an in-depth understanding of valuation theory.
WVG is committed to providing objective, supportable valuation conclusions in a well organized valuation report, in a timely and professional manner.
WVG also helps improve the value of organizations across various industries by offering them strategic advice based on the identification of areas of opportunities for improvement.
We understand how important it is for business owners to know how much their companies are worth, and what to do to increase that value over time.
Call The Washington Valuation Group for all your valuation needs.