April 2015 Chartwell is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the 2015 ACEC Annual Convention on April 19-22 in Washington, D.C. Chartwell is also the sole sponsor of the CFO Council's Finance Track and the EEA Gala After Party! Chartwell Featured Speakers Joe Skorczewski, CFAVice President | firstname.lastname@example.org"Insights on Successful Firm Valuation"Monday, April 20 | 3:30pm - 4:45pmThose of us in the valuation community will tell you that valuation is as much art as it is science, leading many to think valuations come from some magic black box. However, there are actually practical standards for valuing A/E firms that anyone can understand. We will discuss simple ways to look at the value of a business in the context of ownership transition, mergers, or acquisitions. Understanding the basics will help you evaluate whether the “art” in your valuation actually adds up! Chris Staloch, ASAManaging Director | email@example.com"CFO Roundtable Discussion: Hot Topics"Tuesday, April 21 | 8:30am - 9:30amCFOs and senior principals discuss financial business trends and practices. They share experiences, challenges, and lessons learned when operating a profitable A/E firm – what works and what doesn’t. Ryan GrahamSenior Associate | firstname.lastname@example.org"ESOP Sustainability, Repurchase Obligation, & Proper Plan Implementation"Tuesday, April 21 | 2:00pm - 3:15pmDid we hit all the buzzwords? While an incredibly tax efficient form of ownership, ESOPs are undoubtedly complex and require a lot of planning and analysis to implement and flourish. Come hear from ESOP companies and professionals who will talk you through some of the potential issues and help you avoid the landmines.