Christopher S. Whitener is the Managing Director of Equity Valuations Inc., a firm which provides business valuation and litigation support services to a wide variety of clients, including privately-held corporations, partnerships, professional practices, and proprietorships. Business valuations have been performed by Mr. Whitener in the following economic sectors: manufacturing, distribution, professional, service, retail, and real estate concerns. The purposes for which these valuations have been performed include: gift and estate tax matters, acquisition or sale of a business, and divorce matters.
Mr. Whitener has more than twenty years experience in both public accounting and as a controller in private industry. He is a 1980 graduate of Appalachian State University with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, and a 1977 Chemistry graduate of the University of South Florida. He began his accounting career with the Charlotte office of Deloitte & Touche, LLP, an international accounting firm.
As of November 5, 2001, he became the 40th public accountant
in North Carolina to obtain the Accreditation in Business Valuation
(i.e., ABV) credential from the American Institute of Certified
Public Accountants. The ABV designation is awarded by
the AICPA for those candidates who provide evidence of substantial
experience and competence with business valuations, and who have
passed a comprehensive written examination. The ABV designation
distinguishes those who practice in the field of business valuations. The
AICPA is the national professional association for accountants and
is made up of more than 300,000 members in public practice. While
Mr. Whitener holds the Accredited in Business Valuation designation,
the firm is not licensed by the North Carolina State Board of Certified
Public Accountant Examiners.
Mr. Whitener is a charter member of the CVBBA, the Carolinas Virginia
Business Brokers Association, a three state regional association
of business brokers. He provides intermediary services to business
owners and assists other owners and brokers with transaction advisory
services. Mr. Whitener is a former member of NACVA, the National
Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, the largest national
valuation organization of Certified Public Accountants practicing
in the field of business valuations, as well as a member of the
IBA, the Institute of Business Appraisers. He has spoken
on valuation topics for the North Carolina Society of Accountants
and presents related seminars for the NC Community College System.
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