Fort Worth, TX (May 7, 2019) – Whitley Penn is pleased to announce that Aaron Ballard, Forensic Litigation Valuation Services Managing Director in the Fort Worth office, has been named to the 2019 National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) 40 Under Forty List.
Aaron Ballard, CPA/ABV is a Managing Director in Whitley Penn’s Forensic, Litigation, and Valuation Services department. Mr. Ballard obtained his undergraduate degree in finance and accounting from Abilene Christian University in August 2008 and his master’s degree in accounting from Abilene Christian University in May 2009. He began his career at Whitley Penn in October 2009.
Mr. Ballard is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the state of Texas and holds the Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) credential issued by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). He performs valuations of businesses and securities in connection with litigation, estate and gift taxes, financial reporting, mergers and acquisitions, consulting, and other purposes. Industry experience includes professional practices, real estate holding companies, oil and gas exploration and production, oilfield services, family limited partnerships, information technology, manufacturing, automobile dealers, and health care, among others.
In addition to performing business valuations, Mr. Ballard also provides forensic accounting, damages and lost profits calculations, and other litigation support services in connection with marital dissolutions, commercial litigation, probate litigation, partner disputes, and other types of litigation. He supports the provision of expert witness testimony at depositions, hearings, and trials and provides assistance with settlement negotiations and mediation.
“We are proud of Aaron for being recognized as one of the top young professionals. His dedication to his profession and the community is a great example of the culture and values we hold at Whitley Penn. He is a dynamic leader and worthy of this great honor,” stated Jim Penn, Partner in Charge of the Forensic Litigation Valuation Services group.
The National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) is a global, professional association that delivers training from the nation’s leading experts in consulting fields such as business valuation, financial litigation forensics, expert witnessing, forensic accounting, fraud risk management, mergers and acquisitions, business and intellectual property damages, fair value, healthcare consulting, and exit strategies. Along with its training and certification programs, NACVA offers a range of support services, reference materials, software, and customized databases to enhance the professional capabilities and capacities of its members. NACVA is a member of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence™ (ICE™). NACVA’s Certified Valuation Analyst® (CVA®) designation is the only valuation credential accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies® (NCCA®), the accreditation body of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence. Other professional certifications offered by NACVA include the Master Analyst in Financial Forensics™ (MAFF™) and the Accredited in Business Appraisal Review™ (ABAR™).
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