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Brandi L. Ruffalo, MBA, CVA, CBA, CDFA, AIFA

Contact Information

1375 E. Woodfield Rd., Suite 240
Schaumburg, Illinois 60173
Phone: 847-805-1910

Brandi L. Ruffalo, MBA, CVA, CBA, CDFA, AIFAValuation and Forensic Partners, LLC, an affiliate of The Business Development Company, is located in Schaumburg and Chicago, Illinois. We provide business valuation, litigation support, and forensic and fraud analysis and join a team of nationally recognized valuation and forensic professionals. Our team has the experience and credentials to fulfill most valuation or forensic needs. Many situations warrant an appraisal or forensic review of your company or its assets, and understanding these situations and choosing the right professional can save you and your clients time and money. We combine “big firm” skills and experience with a personalized touch that gives you flexibility and answers that you need for your clients. Our assignments range from a simplistic analysis of another professional’s work to the completion of complex valuation and forensic engagements — we excel at engagements with difficult or usual circumstances.

Business Appraisal and Litigation Support Practice Services

  • M&A / Transactions
  • Estate & Gift Tax
  • Marital Dissolution / Divorce
  • Financial Forensics
  • Asset Tracing
  • Shareholder & Contract Disputes
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Damages & Lost Profits
  • Fairness Opinions
  • FLP / Holding Companies

Professional Certifications

  • Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, November 2016
  • Certified Business Appraiser (CBA); Institute of Business Appraisers, October 2011
  • Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA); National Association of Certified Valuators & Analysts, July 2001
  • Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst Designee (AIFA), FI 360, November 2011
  • Series 7, 63, 65 Licenses; FINRA, July 2001; Licenses held through Independent Financial Group, LLC

Professional Activities

  • Member of the National Association of Certified Valuators & Analysts (NACVA)
  • Member of the Institute of Business Appraisers
  • Member of the Institute of Divorce Financial Analysts (IDFA)
  • Awarded Instructor of Exceptional Distinction; National Association of Certified Valuers & Analysts, 2006 – 2010


  • University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business – Chicago, IL
    Master of Business Administration with Honors; Concentrations in Finance and Entrepreneurship
  • Texas A&M University – College Station, TX
    Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Analysis/MIS

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