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Hickey Earns CFA Designation

GBQ is proud to announce that Craig Hickey Manager, Valuation Services, has earned the prestigious Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) designation. This designation is recognized around the world as the premier designation in the finance profession.

The CFA Program is a globally recognized, graduate level curriculum that provides a strong foundation of real-world investment analysis and portfolio management skills along with the practical knowledge you need in today’s investment industry. It also emphasizes the highest ethical and professional standards.

Recipients of the CFA charter have successfully completed the CFA Program, a graduate-level, self- study curriculum and a series of three intensive examinations taken sequentially, which, in total, takes most candidates between two and five years. Candidate surveys report that preparation for the three exams typically requires at least 900 combined hours of study.

Mr. Hickey is a graduate of The Ohio State University. 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.