GBQ is delighted to announce that Rebekah Smith, CPA, CFF, CVA, MAFF, Director of Forensic & Dispute Advisory Services, is a co-author of the recently released book The Appraisal Foundation published titled The Art of Valuation: Reflections, Stories and Strategies from Business Appraisal. This collection of essays offers a first-time-ever inside look into the heart and art, the history, personalities, and thought processes that have led to the successes of the valuation profession.

Rebekah is a Director and Member of GBQ, focusing on litigation consulting, forensic accounting, economic damages, and business valuations. She has experience rendering services in litigation matters and has qualified to testify in court as an expert witness on business valuations, accounting and financial matters, economic damages, asset tracing, as well as many other matters. She has also served as a court-appointed expert.

The Art of Valuation is a collection of essays by twenty-nine top experts offering their inside look at the history, personalities and thought processes of valuation professionals. Rebekah’s chapter, “The Art of Effective Communication,” underscores the vital role of communication in the financial world, shedding light on innovative strategies that enhance the effectiveness of practitioners in conveying complex concepts to diverse audiences. “I am proud to have contributed to ‘The Art of Valuation’ and to share something I am very passionate about – communicating financial concepts in an approachable way,” Rebekah remarked. “This was a fun book to be part of – there is no better way to learn than from the stories of others.”

The Art of Valuation is now available for purchase at The Appraisal Foundation’s bookstore. It is a valuable resource for professionals, students, and enthusiasts seeking to enrich their knowledge of business appraisal and gain inspiration from the experiences of industry experts. GBQ extends its heartfelt congratulations to Rebekah for this remarkable achievement and for continuing to exemplify our commitment to excellence in the industry.

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