Mark Smith is a senior manager in the AICPA’s Forensic and Valuation Services Section and based in Durham, NC. He is the AICPA’s liaison to the FVS Business Valuation Committee, participates on the PE/VC task force, and works closely with internal and external valuation professionals on the Certified in Entity and Intangible Valuations (CEIV) initiative. Mark started his career working several years for a NYC based private wealth management firm providing estate & gift tax consultation services. Prior to joining the AICPA, Mark worked for 13 years as an audit professional. Mark received his B.A. in English from St. Lawrence University, and his JD from Albany Law School in New York. He is a certified public accountant licensed in North Carolina. Mark is also a member of the North Carolina Society of Certified Public Accountants.