Craig T. Hickey, CFA

Director, Valuation & Financial Opinion Services
(614) 947-5315

Mr. Hickey is a Director in the valuation and financial opinion services department of GBQ
Consulting LLC. He has performed or contributed to a wide variety of valuation assignments for the following purposes: estate and gift taxation, Employee Stock Ownership Plans, purchase price allocation in accordance with ASC 805, goodwill impairment testing in accordance with ASC 350, stock option valuation in accordance with ASC 718, buy-sell agreements, fairness opinions, solvency opinions, and mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Hickey’s experience includes business appraisals of entities in numerous industries, including: industrial manufacturing, wholesale/distribution, fabrication, retail, construction, computer software, engineering/architecture, professional services, technology, airline, pharmaceutical, and holding company/estate planning vehicles.

Mr. Hickey is a frequent author and speaker on topics related to valuation, ESOPs, buy-sell agreements, transactions, and other related topics.

Prior to joining GBQ, Mr. Hickey was a Senior Financial Analyst at Stout Risius Ross, Inc. and Barnes Wendling Valuation Services, specializing in valuation for financial reporting and transaction advisory.


  • The Ohio State University – B.S., Business Administration
    • Finance (cum laude)

Professional Accreditation

  • CFA – Chartered Financial Analyst

Associations and Memberships

  • CFA Institute
  • CFA Society of Columbus
  • Association for Corporate Growth
  • The ESOP Association


Professional Bio