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Washington, DC (February 25, 2014) – CBIZ Valuation Group, one of the nation’s leading valuation services providers, announced the appointment of Melissa M. Baur as Managing Director – CBIZ National Capital Advisory Group.  Her addition also marks CBIZ Valuation Group’s expansion into the Washington, DC market.

Ms. Baur brings extensive knowledge in financial services and has been advising boards and senior executives within the public and private sectors for over 15 years.  Her specific expertise includes assurance, business, compliance, operations, transaction, and valuation services. Ms. Baur’s experience allows CBIZ Valuation Group to advise clients in additional aspects of transactions including financial and operational due diligence/quality of earnings, transaction integration and structuring.

““Known for her client commitment and technical expertise, Melissa’s significant experience is supported by hundreds of transaction and valuation experts nationwide.” stated David Bowerman, President and COO of CBIZ Valuation Group. “Her leadership will enable us to expand our practice by offering services to clients in both Washington, DC’s metro area as well as nationwide.”

Ms. Baur comes to CBIZ Valuation Group from a global accounting and management consulting firm where she established a specialized transaction valuation practice serving public and private sectors across industries. A seasoned financial services professional, she has served government agencies, hedge funds, private equity and strategic investors, venture capitalists, as well as some of the largest financial institutions worldwide.  With a foundation built in the ‘big four’ and large consulting firms, Ms. Baur has held senior leadership and management positions in transaction, assurance and consulting practices.

Ms. Baur is a Certified Public Accountant, District of Columbia (CPA) and holds the designations of Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) and Project Management Professional (PMP).

A subsidiary of CBIZ, Inc., CBIZ Valuation Group, LLC, has extensive expertise in the core valuation services valuing of tangible and intangible assets, contracts, securities, debt instruments, partnership interests and litigation claims. CBIZ Valuation Group has assisted many Fortune 500 and middle-market clients in valuing aspects of their business for internal planning purposes, tax planning, financial reporting, merger and acquisition planning and due diligence, litigation support and bankruptcy proceedings in many different industries. For more information about CBIZ Valuation Group, please call 770-858-4423 or visit

CBIZ, Inc. provides professional business services that help clients better manage their finances and employees. CBIZ provides its clients with financial services including accounting, tax, financial advisory, government health care consulting, risk advisory, real estate consulting, and valuation services. Employee services include employee benefits consulting, property and casualty insurance, retirement plan consulting, payroll, life insurance, HR consulting, and executive recruitment. As one of the nation’s largest brokers of employee benefits and property and casualty insurance, and one of the largest accounting and valuation companies in the United States, the Company’s services are provided through nearly 100 Company offices in 32 states.

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