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Rand M. Curtiss Joins Western Reserve Valuation Services as Firm Expands its Cleveland Presence

COLUMBUS, OH (April 2, 2014) – Western Reserve Valuation Services LLC (“WRVS”) is pleased to announce that Rand M. Curtiss has merged his business practice with WRVS and joined the firm as a Director. He will be based in Cleveland and serve clients in the Northeast Ohio region. Mr. Curtiss founded Loveman-Curtiss Inc., a nationally-recognized business valuation firm based in Cleveland, in 1986.

Mr. Curtiss is an experienced valuation professional, having advised major public companies, startups and privately held businesses on valuation and other financial matters for nearly 30 years. He has completed over 3,500 valuations for companies operating in manufacturing, distribution, retail, service, investment and financial industries in a wide spectrum of business and financial environments. Mr. Curtiss has defended his work against IRS audits, provided expert court testimony and served as an arbitrator, mediator and third-party valuation expert. He was previously a banker and financial manager with The Boston Company, AmeriTrust, Progressive Corp. and Standard Oil.

“Rand is an accomplished valuation professional and a great addition to our team. We are excited to expand the firm’s footprint beyond Columbus and establish a dedicated Northeast Ohio presence,” said WRVS Managing Director Robert M. Stutz II.

“We are thrilled with the success of our valuation business. Rand’s technical expertise and vast network of relationships will only enhance this growing practice. We welcome Rand to the Western Reserve family,” said Ralph M. Della Ratta Jr., Managing Partner of Western Reserve Partners (“WRP”). WRVS is an affiliate of WRP, a FINRA-member investment banking firm.

Mr. Curtiss is a Cleveland native. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics (cum laude) from Princeton University and a Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and Accounting (with distinction) from Harvard Business School. He is a Professional Fellow of The Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.

Mr. Curtiss is a member and former Chair/Director of the American Business Appraisers National Network. He earned the Master Certified Business Appraiser (“MCBA”) designation from The Institute of Business Appraisers (“IBA”), of which he is a Life Member, a member of its College of Fellows, former Mid-Atlantic Regional Governor and a member of its Editorial Committee. He has developed and taught valuation courses, lectured extensively and publishes a business valuation newsletter and blog. Mr. Curtiss is currently an Adjunct Economics Professor at The Boler Business School at John Carroll University.

Mr. Curtiss can be reached at (216) 831-1795 or rcurtiss@wesresvaluation.com.

About Western Reserve Valuation Services LLC
Western Reserve Valuation Services LLC is a leading provider of valuation services and financial opinions relating to corporate finance transactions, corporate tax planning and compliance, succession planning and wealth preservation, employee stock ownership plans (“ESOPs”), financial reporting and portfolio / fund valuations. The professionals at Western Reserve Valuation Services have dedicated their careers to valuation services and have collectively completed over 4,300 valuation engagements for companies operating across a broad range of industries.

Western Reserve Valuation Services is an affiliate of Western Reserve Partners LLC, a FINRA-member investment banking firm offering financial advisory services relating to mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and financial restructuring.

For more information, visit www.wesresvaluation.com or call (614) 448-3700.

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