The National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (“NACVA”) recently honored thirty professionals under the age of thirty who work in business valuation, financial litigation, or a related profession and embody the drive, motivation, and courage needed to be part of the next generation of industry mavericks. Miranda Kishel, an expert in business valuation and advanced financial analysis, has been recognized as a 2023 NACVA 30 Under 30 honoree.
The NACVA's 30 Under 30 program celebrates young professionals across the United States who are making significant strides in the fields of business valuation, appraisal, financial forensics, litigation consulting, expert witness, mergers and acquisitions, exit planning, and/or healthcare valuation and consulting. These individuals are recognized for their exceptional achievements, pioneering spirit, and the unique contributions they bring to their respective areas of expertise. Kishel's selection for this honor reflects her impact on the industry and her status as an emerging leader and innovator.
Kishel, through her company Development Theory, performs business valuations, forensic accounting, economic damages, asset tracing, and exit planning engagements, focusing on in-depth financial analysis including modeling, forecasting, research, and report preparation. She works with two Chicagoland accounting firms, Gould & Pakter Associates and Epstein + Nach, LLC. Her previous experience lies in small business consulting, commercial lending, accounting, real estate development, and economic development. Miranda holds a Master of Business Administration degree, NACVA’s Certified Valuation Analyst credential, and the International Exit Planning Association’s Certified Business Exit Consultant credential.
On being named a NACVA 30 Under 30 honoree, Kishel expressed her gratitude. “Receiving this recognition from NACVA as a 30 Under 30 honoree is both humbling and exhilarating. It inspires me to continue pushing the boundaries of what we can achieve in this field. I am deeply grateful for this acknowledgement,” said Kishel.
"Receiving this recognition from NACVA as a 30 Under 30 is both humbling and exhilarating. It inspires me to continue pushing the boundaries of what we can achieve in this field. I am deeply grateful."
When asked what she considered to be the most important issue facing the financial consulting profession, Kishel said, “One of the top challenges we’re facing in this profession right now is the exponential growth of technology and artificial intelligence tools. They are transforming how we run our practices and automate various tasks. While these tools can offer amazing gains in efficiency, it is also reshaping our roles as experts to be less about the technical aspects of the work and more about the ‘human’ aspect. Tools like these are granting us more time to nurture strong client relationships and offer better services. I think striking the right balance between tech-driven automation and maintaining a personal touch will be a key challenge in the industry moving forward.”
As Miranda Kishel joins the ranks of the NACVA's 30 Under 30 honorees, this recognition stands as a testament to her dedication and expertise in the fields of business valuation, exit planning, and financial forensics.