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2018 ASA Rising Stars Award Winners

by Jennifer Aguilar | Sep 14, 2018

We are pleased to announce the results of ASA's Rising Stars Award Winners. This award honors the brightest young valuation professionals who have demonstrated success throughout the fiscal year. These six stars were selected by the Rising Stars Committee from over 30 entries nominated by fellow valuation professionals. These individuals will receive free registration to ASA’s Joint 2018 Advanced Business Valuation and International Appraisers Conference and will be recognized at the Membership Meeting and Awards Luncheon. We would like to thank those who have participated in nominating a Rising Star. 

Nicolas Ballian Nicolas Ballian is a director in the São Paulo office and is part of the Valuation Advisory Services practice. Nicolas has more than 10 years of valuation experience across a wide range of industries, advising public and private companies, private equity and management teams. Nicolas has advised on various transaction types, including valuations for financial reporting both in IFRS and USGAAP, tax and transaction purposes.

Nicholas Janiga, ASA Nicholas is a partner at HealthCare Appraisers in Denver, Colorado. He has been providing his clients analysis and consultation in business valuation, litigation support, intellectual property and healthcare provider compensation relationships since 2006. Mr. Janiga is part of ASA's Denver Chapter and has been an ASA member for more than 7 years. He has contributed to the chapter by offering training sessions and advocating the ASA designation.

Fawn Romero, ASA Fawn performs professional valuations of business interests for federal estate and gift tax purposes, litigation support and employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs). She has authored several Valuation Case E-Flash issues for the Financial Consulting Group, the leading organization of business valuation and financial consulting firms in the U.S. Ms. Romero is part of ASA's Denver Chapter and has been an ASA member for more than 11 years.

Timothy Roy, ASA Tim’s role is to provide clients with quality M&E appraisals that meet the highest industry and governmental standards. Tim’s appraisals are strictly compliant with USPAP, the Code of Ethics from ASA and all Small Business Administration standards. Mr. Roy is part of ASA's Indiana Chapter and has been an ASA member for more than 5 years. He contributed to the chapter by redesigning and launching its website and managing the chapter's communications efforts.

Megan Salehli, ASA Megan specializes in valuation and economic damages and provides consulting services in a variety of matters requiring the investigation and evaluation of financial and economic data and determination of value. Ms. Salehli is part of ASA's Philadelphia Chapter and has been an ASA member for more than 8 years. She contributed to the chapter by arranging speakers and managing the transition of the chapters banking and file system.

Shane Weber, ASA, IFA Shane Weber is a State certified residential real estate appraiser at Missouri Property Appraisal. In addition to obtaining his IFA designation and now his ASA designation, Mr. Weber has been active in the development of presentations dealing with the use of appraisal analytics and Excel applications for supporting market adjustments. Shane and other contributors hope to incorporate these presentations into a new ASA course offering for continuing education credits.