James R. Hitchner

James R. Hitchner is Managing Director of Financial Valuation Advisors www.finvaluation.com and is President of The Financial Consulting Group www.gofcg.org. He is also CEO of Valuation Products and Services www.valuationproducts.com which created and distributes the Business Valuation Standards Compliance Toolkit and presents monthly webinars. He is also Editor in Chief of Financial Valuation and Litigation Expert, a bimonthly journal that presents views and tools from some of the leading experts in valuation, forensics/fraud and litigation services.

Mr. Hitchner is editor/coauthor of the books Financial Valuation: Applications and Models (FVAM), second edition; Financial Valuation Workbook (FVW), second edition, and Valuation for Financial Reporting, Fair Value Measurements and Reporting: Intangible Assets, Goodwill, and Impairment (VFR), second edition, all published by Wiley. He is also coauthor of PPC’s Guide To Business Valuations, 19th edition, published by Thomson Reuters. FVAM and FVW have been adopted by the AICPA for its five-day National Business Valuation School courses and by NACVA for its three-day Advanced Business Valuation courses.

Mr. Hitchner has been recognized as a qualified expert witness and has provided testimony on valuations in numerous state and federal courts. He has also been involved in hundreds of intangible asset valuations and was an ad hoc advisor to the FASB on their deliberations concerning SFAS 141/142 and presented two sessions to the Board on valuing and lifing intangible assets.

He has spent 30 years in valuation services including as a shareholder with Phillips Hitchner Group, partner-in-charge of valuation services for the Southern Region of Coopers & Lybrand (currently PricewaterhouseCoopers), and senior appraiser with American Appraisal Associates. In the valuation area he has coauthored over 20 courses, taught over 60 courses, published over 80 articles, and has made over 180 conference presentations. He is also an inductee in the AICPA Business Valuation Hall of Fame and a two time recipient of the AICPA’s Business Valuation Volunteer of the Year award. He was also one of only four members of the AICPA Business Valuation Standards Writing Task Force and served for the entire six years up to the June 2007 official release of the standards.