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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 certified in Business Exit and Transition Planning and 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 & certifications
  • Marshall University – Bachelor of Arts
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Exit Planner (CExP)
  • Master Analysis in Financial Forensics (MAFF)
  • EOS Implementer
Professional & community associations
  • Ohio Society of CPAs, Chair-elect candidate of the Executive Board
  • Ohio Small Business Advisory Council, Founding Member (appointed by Ohio Lieutenant Governor and Ohio Senate President)
  • UC Real Estate Roundtable, Board Member
  • Ohio Society of CPAs, Executive Committee and Governmental Advisory Counsel
  • Horizon Community Fund, Executive Committee, Treasurer and Finance Chair Member
  • Accounting for Kids, Inc., Founder and President
  • Ohio Business Gateway, Steering Committee (appointed by the Ohio Governor)
  • Leadership Cincinnati Graduate Class XVII
  • University of Cincinnati Economic Center, Current 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
  • Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, Transportation Coalition
  • Hamilton County Development Center, past Chair and Advisory Board Member
  • Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants, past President Cincinnati Chapter
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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