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Western Reserve Valuation Services Announces New Hires

COLUMBUS, OH (September 26, 2017) – Western Reserve Valuation Services, a division of Citizens Capital Markets, Inc., is pleased to announce the following new hires:

Christina M. Cotter, Director, Business Development
Ms. Cotter is an experienced business development professional, who has worked with leading advisory and expert consulting firms over the past seven years. Specifically, she has advised law firms, CPA firms, financial institutions, corporations and government agencies in identifying, coordinating and delivering expert solutions, including testimony, advisory opinions, valuations and damages.

Prior to her career in business development, Ms. Cotter practiced as a litigation attorney in Buffalo, N.Y. She earned a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Connecticut and a J.D. from the University at Buffalo Law School. She is a member of the New York State Bar and pending admission to the State of Florida Bar.

Ms. Cotter can be reached at or 716-860-7597.

John W. Ferrara, Director, Business Development
Mr. Ferrara brings more than 30 years of experience in the financial services arena. He is a trusted advisor, advocate and resource to corporate executives, directors and their accounting, human capital, insurance and legal advisors. Mr. Ferrara has developed tactical responses and strategies for resolving value-based issues both domestically and internationally.

Prior to joining Western Reserve, Mr. Ferrara was a Vice President, Enterprise Solutions for Robert Half/ Protiviti. There he focused on the development and execution of projects and business consulting engagements to solve problems in finance, accounting, technology, business transaction, operations, litigation, AML, governance, risk and compliance.

Mr. Ferrara was previously a Director in the Disputes & Investigations/Economics practice of Navigant Consulting. He lead collaborative teams to provide services in valuation, litigation support, M&A due diligence, white collar matters, securities and antitrust litigation, regulatory, bankruptcy, tax controversy and restructuring. Prior to Navigant, Mr. Ferrara was a Vice President & Managing Director at American Appraisal Associates and held similar positions with Emkay, Inc. and Ford Financial Services.

Mr. Ferrara can be reached at or 203-900-6816.

Keilan A. Rademaker, Analyst
Prior to joining Western Reserve in 2017, Mr. Rademaker was a cadet in the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps and will commission as a 2LT in the Army Reserves.

Mr. Rademaker earned a B.S. in Business Administration with a specialization in Finance from the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina (Magna Cum Laude) and a minor in Military Science.

Mr. Rademaker can be reached at or 614-448-3708.

About Western Reserve Valuation Services
Western Reserve Valuation Services, a division of Citizens Capital Markets, Inc., 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 a part of Citizens Financial Group, one of the oldest and largest financial institutions in the U.S. Also, Western Reserve Valuation Services is an affiliate of Western Reserve Partners, offering financial advisory services relating to mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and financial restructuring.

©2017 Citizens Financial Group, Inc. All rights reserved. Securities products and services are offered through Citizens Capital Markets, Inc., Member FINRA, SIPC. Western Reserve and Citizens Capital Markets are brand names of Citizens Financial Group, Inc.

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