Richard Craig, a partner with 415 Group, has successfully completed the rigorous certification process with the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) to earn the Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF) credential. 

This master’s level designation is held by an elite group of individuals within NACVA. They are dedicated to the highest professional standards in the specialized fields of financial litigation and forensic consulting. In the state of Ohio, 415 Group's valuation practice has one of only 14 professionals who have received the MAFF designation.

Requirements to earn the Master Analyst in Financial Forensics designation include being the holder of NACVA’s business valuation credential (Certified Valuation Analyst), demonstrating proof of substantial foundational experience in the specialty as well as having significant past experience in litigation support and testimony. MAFF applicants also complete intensive training and pass a comprehensive examination. 

415 Group is a recognized leader in business valuations and litigation support, with the largest business valuation team in Stark County. The valuation team has appraised a broad range of businesses and conducted over 400 valuations for a variety of entities over the past decade. Valuations are prepared under NACVA and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ guidelines.  415 Group has also provided expert litigation support relating to business valuations, damages and other financial issues before a range of Federal and State courts on over 200 separate occasions.

About NACVA: Headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT, the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) is a global, professional association that delivers training from the nation’s leading experts in consulting fields such as business valuation, financial litigation forensics, expert witnessing, forensic accounting, fraud risk management, mergers and acquisitions, business and intellectual property damages, fair value, healthcare consulting and exit strategies.