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Crystal Faulkner

CPA, CExP, MAFF

Partner, Cincinnati Market Leader

513.768.6798

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 Cincinnati.com 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 and Certifications
  • Marshall University – Bachelor of Arts
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Exit Planner (CExP)
  • Master Analysis in Financial Forensics (MAFF)
  • EOS Implementer
Professional and Community Associations
  • alliantgroup Strategic Advisory Board Member
  • Ohio Society of CPAs, Chair-elect 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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