Gretchen is a Principal in RKL’s Business Consulting Services Group. As a Certified Valuation Analyst, she has extensive experience providing business valuations for privately held companies, general partnerships and family limited partnerships. Gretchen specializes in valuations required for GAAP-based financial statement reporting, purchase price allocation and stock option pricing. Her valuation work often focuses on the intangible assets of a company, such as trademarks, customer relationships and patents.
Gretchen also conducts operational reviews for closely held businesses, governments and not-for-profit organizations, a process that includes the assessment of the structure, staffing and operation of these departments, and the application of best practices. She helps companies increase their value by identifying and prioritizing opportunities for financial and operational improvements that result from the review process.
PROFESSIONAL & BUSINESS HISTORY
Gretchen joined RKL in 1989, and was named a Principal in 2011.
B.A. American Studies, University of Notre Dame
M.B.A., Finance, University of Notre Dame
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES & MEMBERSHIPS
- Certified Valuation Analyst
- American Society of Appraisers, Member
- Berks Catholic High School, Enrollment Committee Member
- John Paul II Center for Special Learning, Board Member
- Leadership Berks, Class of 2012
Gretchen and her husband, Mark, live in Exeter Township with their two children, Jack and Aubrey. Gretchen enjoys running, reading, cooking and gardening.
Finding the Value in Fair Value, Pennsylvania CPA Journal, Summer 2017