Value and Levers to Close The Value Gap


Value and Levers to Close The Value Gap

This meeting will focus on a real-world example of a valuation with specific focus on what drives the value higher and lower.  The speaker will identify how that can lead to the value gap between what a business owner expects to receive for their business, and what the market will pay for their business.  There will also be advice for advisors on the practical application of knowledge of the value gap when communicating with business owners.


Learning Objectives:

  • High-level overview of valuation and the value gap
  • Understanding of the levers that a business owner can pull to narrow the value gap and increase the value of their business
  • Ways that an advisor can communicate/aid the business owner when talking about value


About the Presenters:

Hear about closing the value gap from industry expert Joshua Hedrick.

Meet the Presenter


Thanks to our Sponsors:

This meeting will be held at the Bradley Arant Boult
Law Offices.

Address: Roundabout Plaza, 1600 Division Street, Suite 700 Nashville, TN 37203


The EPI Local Chapter is different than other groups because it brings together a diverse group of professionals from a wide range of specialties that can naturally work collaboratively on exit planning, succession planning, value growth, transaction or any engagement from both sides of the equation. The chapter meets regularly to network, reconnect, grow knowledge, and sharpen their skills with a common goal: Change the outcome for transitioning business owners. Make plans to join us for future events and connect with the local leadership by visiting

About the Presenter

Joshua Hedrick

Joshua Hedrick

Kraft Analytics, LLC MBA, CVA, CEPA of 2nd Generation Capital

Joshua Hedrick is a senior manager with Kraft Analytics, LLC, an affiliate of KraftCPAs, that focuses on valuation, forensic and transaction advisory services.

Joshua’s valuation experience includes business valuations, equity interests, debt instruments, intellectual property and other intangible assets for investment, lending, managerial planning, compliance, accounting, tax, marital dissolution, restructuring and litigation purposes.

His forensic experience includes working with attorneys related to valuation issues, transactional disputes, economic damages, intellectual property, corporate investigations, employee fraud and insurance coverage.

Joshua’s transaction advisory experience includes valuations, fairness opinions, due diligence and transaction structuring support related to business sales, asset sales, M&A transactions, equity investments and lending transactions.

His other consulting experience includes industry and competitive analysis, business strategy, compensation studies and the development of marketing materials related to financial instruments.

Joshua regularly presents to attorneys and executives on valuation topics.

He began his professional career in banking before joining a large regional CPA firm in North Carolina in its business valuation and litigation support practice. He joined Kraft Analytics in 2009.

Professional and Community Service

Communities in Schools of Tennessee, Board of Directors, Treasurer

Young Leaders Council (YLC) – Fall 2011 Class

Book’em, Volunteer


Certified Valuation Analyst


Post-Master’s Certificate, Financial Analysis,
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Appalachian State University

B.A., English and Anthropology,
Appalachian State University


Litigation Support & Forensics

Transaction Advisory


Continuing Education

This meeting qualifies for the following continuing education credits:

One (1) CPE hour

One (1) CFP® Hour (pending)


NOTE: Proper documentation must be collected and submitted to qualify for continuing education. For questions regarding awarded continuing education credits, please contact Josh Koza at