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Crystal Faulkner


Partner, Cincinnati Market Leader


Crystal’s passion for helping others has given her the opportunity to work with a diverse range of professionals, owners, and businesses throughout her region. Her innate aptitude for cultivating relationships enhances her client-centric philosophy. Crystal is dedicated to promoting local businesses, community leaders, and nonprofit organizations via her role as a co-host for BusinessWise Radio. She is a weekly columnist for as well as The Cincinnati Enquirer. She is a Certified EOS Implementer and certified in Business Exit and Transition Planning. Her primary areas of expertise include business and tax advisory, strategic planning, income and estate tax minimization, fraud and forensic analysis, succession planning, wealth enhancement and transfer, and consulting related to business acquisition and disposition.

Education and Certifications
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified EOS Implementer
  • Certified Exit Planner (CExP)
  • Master Analysis in Financial Forensics (MAFF)
  • Marshall University – Bachelor of Arts
Professional and Community Associations
  • Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants, State of Ohio Chair of the Executive Board
  • Ohio Small Business Advisory Council, Founding Member (appointed by Ohio Lieutenant Governor)
  • UC Real Estate Roundtable, Board Member
  • Horizon Community Fund, Board Member, Treasurer and Finance Chair
  • Accounting for Kids, Inc., Founder and President
  • Former Member, Ohio Business Gateway, Steering Committee
  • Leadership Cincinnati Graduate Class XVII
  • University of Cincinnati Economic Center, Past Chair of the Development Committee Past Executive Committee Member
  • Association for Corporate Growth Cincinnati, Past Chair
  • Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, past Executive Committee Member, past Chair of the Governmental Affairs Council
  • Hamilton County Development Center, past Chair and Advisory Board Member
  • Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants, past President Cincinnati Chapter
  • Currently serves on multiple private company boards of advisors and directors
Awards & recognition
  • Named to the inaugural class of the Cincinnati Power 300 by Cincinnati Magazine, 2019
  • Lead Magazine C Suite Award Winner, 2019
  • Difference Maker Award, 2016
  • National Diversity Council, 2015
  • Women of Influence Award, 2013
  • Civic Leadership Award, 2012
  • Cincinnati Enquirer Women of the Year Award, 2010
  • Enterprising Women of the Year Award, 2010
  • One of Ohio’s Most Influential CPAs, Ohio Society of CPAs, 2009
  • YWCA Career Woman of Achievement, 2008 / 2009

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