Sean Saari

CPA/ABV, CVA, MBA
Partner

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Sean is a business adviser who helps clients address their valuation, litigation support, tax, financial reporting, strategic planning and business advisory needs. He assists valuation and litigation support clients by developing credible and defensible analyses and he has testified as a financial and valuation expert numerous times. He has a practice concentrated in the areas of business valuations, litigation advisory services, domestic disputes, shareholder disputes, financial reporting, complex damages analysis and modeling, strategic planning, succession and estate planning, and mergers and acquisitions.

On the business advisory side, he helps clients proactively manage their businesses to plan and prepare for growth while staying on top of their tax and accounting compliance requirements. He is a frequent author and speaker on valuation, litigation advisory, business management and other financial topics.

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS
  • Case Western Reserve University (MBA)
  • University of Notre Dame (BBA)
  • Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV)
  • Certified Public Accountant (Ohio)
  • Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
    • ABV Exam Review Task Force (2010)
  • Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA)
    • Mentor Support Group (2018-Present)
    • QuickRead Editorial Board (2018 – Present)
    • Case Study Reviewer (2010-2014)
    • Q&A Review Team (2010)
  • PDI Global Valuation & Litigation Briefing Editorial Advisory Board (2010-2012)

Awards

  • 2019: 40 Under 40 in the Accounting Profession – CPA Practice Advisor ·
  • 2016: AICPA Forensic and Valuation Services (FVS) Standing Ovation Award – American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • 2014: 40 Under 40 Award – National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts
  • 2010: The Jeffrey R. Salins Report Writing Award – National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
  • CYO Football, Youth Coach (2019-Present)
  • Upward Basketball, Youth Coach (2019-Present)
  • Chardon Recreational Soccer, Youth Coach (2019-Present)
  • Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament, Review Board Member (2019-Present)
  • Lake Catholic High School Marketing Committee Chair (2009-2015); Advisory Board Member (2009-2017)
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, Volunteer
  • United Way Day of Giving, Volunteer
  • Outrun Ovarian Cancer, Volunteer
  • Friends of B.R.I.C.K., Volunteer for the Cleveland school-based mentoring program
ASK ME ABOUT
  • My wife and three kids
  • The Browns, Cavs, or Indians
  • A good book to read
  • Home improvement projects

"Sean is a consummate professional. He always provides prompt, appropriate and professional services. I am constantly recommending him to my clients."

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