Hancock Askew & Co. Strengthens Transaction & Valuation Practice with Two Senior Level Hires

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Savannah, GA (May 7, 2019) – Hancock Askew & Co., LLP, a full-service audit, tax, accounting and advisory firm announces the addition of two senior executive professionals to the transaction and business valuation practice of the firm, Hancock Askew Advisors, LLC (HAA). The team now consists of five certified advisors and has over 30 years of combined experience.

Kevin Wilson, CPA, ABV, CVA and Sarah DeKreek, ASA have joined the team as Directors of Business Valuation. Kevin will work out of the firm’s Miami office and Sarah will be located out of the Atlanta office. Both are ready and poised to service clients firmwide and across all our markets for business valuation services for tax, real estate, financial reporting, and transactional advisory and litigation support. They will also specialize in providing valuations for purchase price allocations, buy-sell agreements, succession planning, ESOPs and estate planning.

Hancock Askew has been providing transaction advisory and business valuation services since the creation of wholly-owned subsidiary, Hancock Askew Advisors, LLC over 10 years ago. Led by Director, Mary Roberts, HAA has grown exponentially over the years and the strategic hiring of Kevin and Sarah will strengthen our reach and knowledge base and allow for further expansion of the practice, including integration of Kevin and Sarah’s individual practices.

Mary Roberts, Director – Hancock Askew Advisors, said “Kevin and Sarah are welcome additions to my team. Their depth of knowledge and experience in business valuations will add immense value to each engagement and I’m looking forward to working with them.”

Michael T. McCarthy, Managing Partner – Hancock Askew & Co. said “In a competitive marketplace, it’s important to distinguish your firm from other competitors. We’re proud to provide clients with more than just traditional accounting services through our Hancock Askew Advisors team. Now with Kevin and Sarah, we are more equipped than ever to provide high quality business valuation services to all existing and future clients.”

About Kevin Wilson, CPA, CVA, ABV, Director of Business Valuation – Hancock Askew Advisors, LLC
Kevin Wilson is a trained and certified valuation specialist with over 18 years of experience. He’s worked primarily with closely-held operating companies ranging from early-stage to mature companies, holding companies, fractional interests and 100% control ownership interests. He provides valuations in the areas of financial reporting, family limited partnerships, estate and gift tax, purchase and sale of business, litigation support and intangible assets. His industry experience includes manufacturing, retail, wholesale, service, banking, healthcare and professional practice. Kevin is credentialed as Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) by the AICPA and also recognized as a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) by NACVA (National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts).

About Sarah DeKreek, ASA, Director of Business Valuation – Hancock Askew Advisors, LLC
Sarah DeKreek is an Accredited Senior Appraiser in Business Valuation (ASA) as designated by the American Society of Appraisers. She has over twenty years of experience advising privately held and publicly traded companies on valuation and strategic planning matters. Sarah’s valuation advisory experience includes performing valuation services for clients for purposes including estate and gift tax matters, buy-sell agreements, employee stock ownership plans, partnership and shareholder dissolutions, financial reporting and fairness opinions. Her industry expertise includes automotive, banking, healthcare, manufacturing and distribution, consumer goods, retail/franchise and pharmaceuticals.

About Hancock Askew & Co, LLP
Hancock Askew is a professional services firm tracing its origins back to 1910. The firm provides services that include audit, tax, accounting, internal audit, IT risk assurance and advisory, SOC examinations, transaction advisory, business valuations, and other critical business consulting services. With offices in Georgia and Florida, our staff of over 120 professionals provides support to an array of clients ranging from emerging businesses to large corporations, nonprofit organizations to publicly traded companies. Hancock Askew is an independent member of the BDO Alliance USA. For more information about Hancock Askew, visit www.hancockaskew.com.

About Hancock Askew Advisors, LLC
Hancock Askew Advisors, LLC is a financial advisory firm specialized in providing financial advice on complex business transactions. Serving as financial advisor to a broad clientele, ranging from privately held businesses and mid-market companies to public corporations. Hancock Askew Advisors professionals hold advanced degrees and have obtained professional certifications in valuation, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, appraisal review and accounting.

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