Kelly L. Carrier, ASA, CBA, CPA-ABV, CFP® Principal-in-Charge
Tel: 412.431.4460 ext. 3122Email: Download vcf

Kelly is Principal-in-Charge of the HBK Valuation Group LLC and works primarily from the Youngstown, Ohio office. She has been with the firm since 2012, when HBK merged with her business valuation firm, Strategic Valuation Group. She has over 15 years’ of exclusive, full-time experience in business valuation.

Kelly has directly appraised or managed the appraisals of over 700 companies, including operating companies, professional practices, holding companies, family limited partnerships and start-ups in the following disciplines:

  • Business Valuation
  • Intellectual Property and Intangible Asset Appraisal
  • Litigation Support
  • Purchase Price Negotiations and Transactional Consulting


Kelly has had significant involvement in a number of industries including construction, manufacturing, automobile dealerships, funeral homes, technology, distributors, medical, biomedical, industrial, and health and professional practices.



  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics, Summa Cum Laude, Grove City College
  • Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) in Business Valuation from the American Society of Appraisers
  • Certified Business Appraiser (CBA) from the Institute of Business Appraisal
  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certificate (CFP®) awarded by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards
  • Certified Public Accountant accredited in Business Valuation (CPA/ABV) from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants


Professional/Civic Associations

  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Member, American Society of Appraisers
  • Member, Institute of Business Appraisers
  • Member, PDI Global National Editorial Board
  • Member, Regional Estate Planning Councils
  • Member, Grove City College Entrepreneurial Advisory Council
  • President, American Society of Appraisers, Pittsburgh Chapter

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