First Session (6:00 - 6:50 p.m.)Ron DiMattia, CMA, CPA - Corporate Value Partners IncTopic - Current Issues in Business Valuation –COVID and Beyond
Ron DiMattia is a valuation and corporate finance specialist with over 30-years of experience in a wide variety of industries. Ron started his career in a national accounting firm’s corporate finance practice. He has spent the last 20+ years on his own as President of Corporate Value Partners, Inc. based in Northeast Ohio. Ron’s practice includes performing valuations for a wide variety of purposes, assisting buyers and sellers of businesses, and assisting attorneys in cases that involve complex financial matters.
Ron’s presentation will cover current issues in business valuation, including issues associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, recent developments with cost of capital and proposed changes to the Fair Value accounting standards.
Second Session (7:00 - 7:50 p.m.)Thomas Traynor, PhD, Wright State University, Dean and ProfessorTopic - Regional Economic Update
Thomas Traynor is Dean of the Raj Soin College of Business since November 2019. Traynor earned his Ph.D in economics from Purdue University in 1988 and joined Wright State’s faculty as an assistant professor that year. He has been a Professor of Economics since 2003. He was chair of the Economics Department from 1998-2001 and 2010-2016. He also served as Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Executive Education from 2016 – 2017, and Interim dean from April 2017- November 2019