CohnReznick, an advisory, assurance and tax firm, reported Virginia Schnippel, principal, valuation advisory services, and Aaron Kolko, managing director, transaction advisory services, have joined the firm’s rapidly expanding Value360 practice. Value360 offers a full spectrum of advisory services to businesses at key points throughout their life cycle.

Schnippel comes to CohnReznick with more than 20 years of valuation and forensic services experience in public accounting encompassing domestic and international matters. Kolko, with more than a decade of audit and transactional advisory experience, will enhance the firm’s buy-side and sell-side due diligence capabilities for strategic and private equity investors.

“With the challenges and complexities businesses face in a continuously evolving and shifting market, we are committed to expanding our capabilities and expertise,” Claudine Cohen, managing principal at Value360, said. “Virginia is a widely respected leader in valuation-related matters. Her experience in valuation advisory work, including healthcare, is extensive. Aaron’s outstanding leadership skills, proven experience and deep expertise advising on middle market transactions further the value proposition of the growing practice. I welcome Virginia and Aaron to the CohnReznick team.”

Schnippel oversees domestic and cross-border engagements involving mergers and acquisitions, recovery and reorganization, litigation, tax and a variety of other valuation-related advisory work. Her industry experience includes healthcare, manufacturing, transportation, technology and alternative energy. Schnippel has extensive experience in U.S. GAAP and International Financial Reporting and Accounting Standards (IFRS/IAS) as it relates to fair value measures. She has also participated in PCAOB/SEC reviews and served as an expert witness in litigation matters as well as tax disputes.

Before joining CohnReznick, Schnippel has held various roles over her career in valuation and business analytics for large national and international firms, including the Big 4.

Kolko has served as the lead financial diligence contact for engagements in the middle market and lower middle market. He has comprehensive buy-side and sell-side QoE engagement experience working with private equity and strategic buyers and sellers in both the public and private markets. Kolko’s extensive industry experience includes manufacturing, retail, financial services, healthcare and construction.

Before joining CohnReznick, Kolko was a transaction advisory services director for a major assurance, tax and financial advisory services firm.