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Robert Stutz Recognized as One of Columbus Business First’s “People to Know in Finance”

July 22, 2014

Robert Stutz, Managing Director with the firm, has been recognized as one of Columbus Business First’s “20 People to Know in Finance”. Every month, Columbus Business First’s “People to Know” selections highlight 20 individuals from the region who are front and center in their industries – people with whom you should get acquainted.

Mr. Stutz’s entire career has been dedicated to the valuation industry.  After graduating from Butler University with a degree in Finance, Mr. Stutz joined Goelzer Investment Banking in Indianapolis, Indiana where he had previously completed a two year internship focused on business valuation.  Mr. Stutz spent five years with Goelzer as a valuation analyst and eventual Vice President of Valuation Services. Mr. Stutz relocated to Columbus, Ohio, his hometown, in late 1999.  He joined GBQ Partners as Director of Valuation Services and was tasked with building a valuation division for the Columbus based CPA firm.  Over the next ten years, Mr. Stutz built the practice to be the largest in the Columbus market, also leading the growth of the litigation department and merger and acquisition department.

In 2012, Mr. Stutz was a founding member of Western Reserve Valuation Services. He currently serves as Chairman of NACVA’s Executive Advisory Board (“EAB”) and previously served on their Valuation Credentialing Board from 2007-2009.  Mr. Stutz continues to instruct new members with NACVA today and is now a nationally recognized instructor on the merger acquisition topic as well. He also holds the ASA credential from the American Society of Appraisers.  This valuation credential is highly coveted due to the 10,000 hour experience requirement and its intense training program led by many national experts.

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Western Reserve Valuation Services LLC, based in Columbus, Ohio, 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.  For more information, visit or call (614) 448-3700.

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 on Western Reserve Partners, please or call (216) 589-0900.

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