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Outstanding Members—First Quarter 2016

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NACVA would like to thank and recognize the following outstanding members:

Greg Caruso

Gregory Caruso
Gregory Caruso is a principal at Harvest Business Advisors.  Harvest works with business owners to increase business value and create opportunities through business brokerage, business valuation, succession, and transaction consulting.  Mr. Caruso has been involved in the valuation, preparation, and implementation of over 250 business mergers and sales.  Prior to entering business brokerage and business valuation, he had a transactional law practice and real estate title business.  Prior to that, he was a principal owner of a family homebuilder for 10 years that delivered up to 70 homes per year.  Mr. Caruso is active in many professional organizations and is a past president of There Goes My Hero, a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to feeding leukemia patients and increasing registrations in bone marrow registries.  For more information about Harvest Business Advisors and Mr. Caruso, visit

Melissa Gragg

Melissa Gragg

Melissa Gragg conducts business valuations for litigation support services and expert witness testimony in cases regarding marital dissolution, shareholder disputes, commercial litigation, business interruption claims, personal damage calculations, and lost profits.  She works with divorcing spouses by calculating maintenance, helping the parties understand tax and cash flow ramifications, as well as tracing separate assets.  She has participated in fraud investigations for various privately-held companies, government entities, and municipalities.
Ms. Gragg possesses over 13 years of experience in providing valuation and consulting for companies ranging in size from large, publicly-traded firms to small, privately-held operations and family limited partnerships (FLPs).  Her expertise lies in performing valuations in numerous industries, including internet start-ups, colocation and cloud computing, internet applications, real estate holding companies, manufacturing, distribution, wealth management, automotive/car dealerships, construction, electrical contracting, fast-food retail franchises, financial services, food and produce distributors, gas stations, hospitality services, healthcare (pharmacies, rural health clinics, nursing homes, doctors, dentists, orthodontists, chiropractors), insurance companies, industrial, landscaping, law firms, marketing research, nuclear power plants, payroll services, plastics (injection molding, thermoforming, packaging), printing and imaging, specialty retail, restaurants, technology, trucking, and website developers.
Additionally, she has experience preparing valuations for the purpose of estate tax reporting and planning, M&A transaction planning, dispute resolution, strategic planning, and financial consulting.
Ms. Gragg’s testimony experience includes: 
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • Circuit Court of St. Louis County, Missouri
  • Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis, Missouri
  • Circuit Court of Jefferson County, Illinois 

She serves as a senior valuation correspondent for Around the Valuation World®, a webzine presented by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA®).  She was the recipient of the 40 Under Forty award from NACVA and the Consultants’ Training Institute (CTI) in 2014 and is a current member of NACVA’s Litigation Forensics Board.