Valerie DeMell joined Marsh, Berry & Co., Inc. (“MarshBerry”) in 1987 as a financial analyst working on agency valuations, perpetuation plans, and assisting with mergers and acquisitions. During her first ten years
with the company, she advanced through the organization and was responsible for managing, hiring and developing the company’s consulting staff members.
Promotions to Vice President in 1997 and Senior Vice President in 2000
coincided with increased responsibility in the areas of management consulting, merger and acquisitions, and corporate administration.
In 2004, Valerie was promoted to Executive Vice President overseeing the firm’s consulting and merger and acquisition services. During her tenure, she has become extremely knowledgeable in areas such as fair market valuations, ownership perpetuation planning, financial management consulting, and merger and acquisition services. Valerie is a vital resource in the preparation of return on investment analysis, contract and deal negotiation, and due diligence.
Valerie is a member of the executive management team and serves as Secretary on the Board of Directors and as an OSJ Supervisory Principal within Marsh, Berry & Co., Inc.’s affiliated FINRA- registered Broker/Dealer, MarshBerry Capital, Inc.
Valerie currently maintains the FINRA Securities Industry Essentials (SIE®) Exam, in addition to the Series 62, 79, 99, 24 and 63 FINRA Registrations through MarshBerry Capital, Inc., the affiliated FINRA-registered Broker/Dealer of Marsh, Berry & Co., Inc.
Prior to joining Marsh, Berry & Co., Inc., Valerie served as a financial analyst for a subsidiary of
W.R. Grace Company. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Kent State University and is a member of the Alliance of Merger and Acquisition Advisors. She is also a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) and a member of the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts. In December, 2015 Valerie was named as a “Woman to Watch” by Business Insurance magazine, and in 2016 was named one of Insurance Business magazine’s “Elite Women”.
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