Harold G. Martin, Jr. is the Partner-in-Charge of Valuation and Forensic Services for Keiter, a certified public accounting firm located in Richmond, Virginia. He is a member of the Firm's Executive Committee and Partner Compensation Committee. He has over 35 years of experience in valuation, forensic and public accounting, and financial services. He has performed over 1,500 valuation and forensic projects in over 220 industries. He has qualified as an expert witness before U.S. District Court, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, and 17 circuit courts in four states, as well as the American Arbitration Association and National Association of Securities Dealers. He has been named as an expert in disputes subject to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. He has been appointed by U.S. District Court as a forensic accountant on cases in which he collaborated with the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He has been appointed by the U.S. Office of the Federal Public Defender as a consultant on fraud cases. He has also been retained by the U.S. Department of Justice as a consultant in a litigation in U.S. District Court. He has presented testimony at trial, arbitration, and deposition over 70 times.
He is an adjunct faculty member of The College of William and Mary Raymond A. Mason School of Business. He has taught forensic accounting in the Master of Accounting program for 15 years, and he has also served as a guest lecturer for the M.B.A program and the Marshall-Wythe School of Law. He has also served as a guest instructor at the FBI Academy for forensic accountants in Quantico, Virginia.
Prior to joining Keiter, he was affiliated for 13 years with two of the “Big Eight” international accounting firms, serving as a Director responsible for managing the Financial Advisory Services practice for Coopers & Lybrand's Richmond, Virginia office and as a Senior Manager in Management Consulting Services for Price Waterhouse. He also served as a Direct Loan Officer in retail banking at First & Merchants National Bank.
He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Business Valuation Hall of Fame and is a two-time recipient of the AICPA Business Valuation Volunteer of the Year Award. He serves as an instructor for the AICPA Business Valuation School and is a former instructor for the AICPA ABV Exam Review Course and AICPA Expert Witness Skills Workshop. He is a former member of the AICPA Business Valuation Committee, former Chair of the AICPA Business Valuation Conference Steering Committee, former commissioner of the AICPA National Accreditation Commission, former editor of the AICPA ABV e-Alert, and former editorial adviser and contributor for the AICPA CPA Expert. He created and chairs the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants Business Valuation, Fraud, and Litigation Services Conference. He is a former member of the VSCPA's Board of Directors and former chair of the Business Valuation and Litigation Services Committees. He was selected as a “Super CPA” in peer surveys conducted by Virginia Business.
He is a co-author of Financial Valuation: Applications and Models, 1st-4th ed., a contributing author to Cost of Capital: Estimation and Applications, 2nd-4th ed., an expert panelist for Financial Valuation and Litigation Expert, an Editorial Board member for Business Valuation Update, and a member of the VSCPA Editorial Task Force for Disclosures. He has been interviewed by The Wall Street Journal, as well as numerous other publications.
He received his A.B. degree from The College of William and Mary and his M.B.A. degree from Virginia Commonwealth University where he was a member of Beta Alpha Psi (National Accounting Honorary). He is certified by the AICPA as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV), and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF); by the American Society of Appraisers as an Accredited Senior Appraiser in Business Valuation (ASA); and by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners as a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).