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Robert C. Hilton, ASA Joins Katz, Sapper & Miller's Valuation and ESOP Services Groups as Director

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Robert C. Hilton, ASA, has joined Katz, Sapper & Miller as Director in its Valuation and ESOP Services Groups, further cementing the firm's deep commitment to its rapidly growing and geographically diverse client base.

"Rob brings his extensive expertise in valuation and employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) to each of these very strong Katz, Sapper & Miller practices," said Managing Partner David Resnick. "Businesses will benefit from his ability to serve their individual and corporate valuation needs, and to support companies planning for or already administering ESOPs."

Daniel Rosio, ASA, and partner-in-charge of the firm’s Valuation Services Group, agreed, "With more than 15 years in the valuation and ESOP arena, Rob has the depth of knowledge, judgment, and objectivity to accurately assess the value of a business. He also clearly understands the unique opportunities and challenges ESOP structures can present to clients that are unlike other ownership structures or sales to third parties. I am delighted he is coming onboard."

"My new colleagues are aligned in our understanding that accurately accessing the value of a business is as much an art as a science," Rob Hilton added. "In joining this 300-plus person professional firm as a part of the Valuation and ESOP Services Groups, my clients will derive great benefit from the firm's singular focus to deliver world-class client counsel and service across a wide range of businesses and industries.”                                       

As an American Society of Appraisers Accredited Senior Appraiser, Rob has performed hundreds of valuations in a variety of equity classes, including operating and holding companies, partnerships, and limited liability companies, as well as of intangible assets and stock options. These valuations were for ESOP implementation and administration, gift and estate planning, buy-sell agreements, recapitalization, mergers and acquisitions, purchase price allocations, financial reporting, and general corporate planning. Additionally, Rob focuses on the valuation of covenant-not-to-compete and non-solicitation agreements. He is a member of The ESOP Association, National Center for Employee Ownership, a frequent speaker, and has testified as an expert witness in the Superior Court of New Jersey. Rob received a Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry and psychology from Emory University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Rochester's William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration.

Rob will be based in Rochester, N.Y.

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About Katz, Sapper & Miller
As one of the top 65 CPA firms in the nation, Katz, Sapper & Miller (ksmcpa.com) has earned a reputation as a leader in the areas of accounting, tax and consulting services. Founded in 1942, the firm has approximately 300 employees and is headquartered in Indianapolis, IN, with additional offices in New York City and Fort Wayne, IN. Katz, Sapper & Miller was named one of the “Best of the Best” accounting firms in the nation by INSIDE Public Accounting magazine. The firm is a member of PrimeGlobal, a global association of independent accounting firms.