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  • By Achille Ekeu, MBA, CVA

Great NEWS! Achille Ekeu Selected As NACVA's Outstanding Member 2018

The News broke yesterday that the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) has chosen Achille Ekeu, President and CEO of The Washington Valuation Group (WVG), to receive it's fourth Quarter 2018 Outstanding Member Award. Click Here to read more.

This is a great recognition and validation of the outstanding work Achille Ekeu has been doing since he joined NACVA in 2013. NACVA is the preeminent organization in the World that trains and certifies business valuation Experts. NACVA is The Authority in Matters of Value.

The Washington Valuation Group (WVG) is pleased and honored by this Prestigious AWARD and would like to Thank Parnell Black, The CEO of NACVA, Brien K Jones, the COO of NACVA, Jonathan Jackson, The Executive Director of NACVA and the entire NACVA organization for supporting it's members like no other organization does. We are humbled and embolden to continue to fulfill NACVA's vision, mission and goals.

In his recent message titled: Why Membership is NACVA to the organization, NACVA's CEO, Parnell Black, says:

"Foremost on my mind is we want to be the perfect association for our members.

We strive constantly to do so and with that, continue to improve our service and support."

Thank You Parnell, for being true to your words. We are grateful for your impeccable leadership and vision for this outstanding and amazing organization.

Our Successes Last Year

As a newly Elected Board Member sitting on the Valuation Credentialing Board (VCB) , I had the opportunity to interact with Parnell Black and other VCB Board Members during our monthly meetings, and found them to be Excellent, Exceptional and simply Amazing people to work with.

As the State Chapter President of Maryland/DC, Elected in December 2017 with other State Chapter Board members: Courtney Moore (Vice-President), Neil Eisgruber (Treasurer) and Angela Dmitrieva (Secretary), we had an outstanding year 2018 that began by recognizing some of our Chapter members who are highly involved in helping the Association achieve its vision, mission and goals. An Award ceremony was organised in September 2018 at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Columbia, Maryland to recognize the following members:

  • Christopher Kyanko (Former State Chapter President)

  • Robert Carter (Former State Chapter President and Standards Board Member)

  • Gregory Caruso (Former State Chapter President and Current Editor-in-Chief of Around The Valuation World)

  • Ronald Rudich (Board Member sitting on the Litigation and Forensics Board) and last but not least

  • Alan Zipp (Board Member sitting on the Standards Board)

We also systematized how we select our Chapter Speakers to make the process more efficient and fair to the State Chapter Board and our Chapter members.

We ended the year with the "Launch Your Career In Business Valuation" seminar at the KOGOD School of Business at American University on October 16th, 2018 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. The event was organized in partnership between NACVA Headquarters lead by our COO Brien Jones, and American University, lead by Finance Professor Octavian Ionici, PhD. We noticed a huge interest in the Business Valuation Profession from students who participated in that seminar.

Finally as the President and CEO of the Washington Valuation Group (WVG), and thanks to our clients, partners, and those who referred many clients to our firm last year, we had our best year yet with a 30 percent revenues growth last year compared to 2017. We've expanded our services to include Core Value Discover as our consulting platform. Our objective of becoming the go-to valuation firm in the Washington Metro Area is getting closer to be achieved as attested by the growing number of organizations requesting business valuation seminars from us:

  • Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce,

  • The Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation (PGCEDC),

  • The Financial Services Corporation - First (FSC-First),

  • Others...

and participants (mostly business owners) to those seminars getting more educated in the value of getting their businesses valued regularly to track the value creation happening in their organizations.

This Year

We look forward to an outstanding year 2019 and would like to invite you to:

  • refer us more business valuation clients,

  • invite us to organize business valuation seminars in your organisation,

  • share with your friends the value that The Washington Valuation Group (WVG) brings to start-ups, existing business owners, financial advisors, attorneys, consultants and others,

so we can all participate in growing our communities, cities and country.

Thank You and Happy New Year 2019!

#Appraisal #Valuation #BusinessAppraisal #BusinessValuation


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