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Why Corporate Value Metrics?

Our Values


In everything we do, we strive to create value for our growing network of colleagues, clients and their families.

Creative Excellence

Through dedication and perseverance, we exceed expectations, remain solution focused and commit to lifelong learning.

Complete Communication

Responsive, thoughtful, and honest relationships are our foundation.


We work together, have fun, hold ourselves accountable and share our successes.

Deep Rooted

We align with our values and approach all interactions with honor and good character.
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Our Story

The story of Corporate Value Metrics begins during the 2008 recession. My turnaround advisory partners and I received a flood of “assessment” engagements from the workout groups of big banks. The workout groups were inundated with companies, and we were asked to triage the influx.

Our mandate was to spend weeks in the field interviewing management, assessing the company and, ultimately, delivering a report to the bank with our conclusions. These assessments were time-consuming to complete because our firm did not have a standardized approach. Our focus became writing reports instead of working to solve problems for the impacted companies. We needed a system that would enable us to provide services faster and give meaningful, actionable recommendations for each company.  I took on the challenge to search for existing systems, software, tools, anything that might help us. Nothing existed worthy of the quality we wanted to deliver. In this time of uncertainty, we decided to build our own.  

The next challenge was building a prototype encompassing the required knowledge bases together and collaborating with both functional and industry experts to build a powerful assessment tool. Of course, while we were at it, what if this tool could also create value at the same time? At some point, the teacher in me realized what we had created should be shared with the advisory world; It was simply too good to keep to ourselves.  

To increase accessibility, I decided to go all the way and transfer our product into a cloud-based platform. After several years of intensive field testing on live companies conducted in collaboration with the Manufacturing Extension Partnership, a U.S. Department of Commerce agency, the Value Opportunity Profile software launched in 2014. Corporate Value Metrics continues to release new editions, features and functionality all while supporting a growing community of independent practitioners.  

- Ken Sanginario, Founder

Behind The Scenes

Meet The Team

Our philosophy is simple — hire a team of passionate people and foster a culture that empowers you to do your best work.
Ken Sanginario
Founder & CEO
Over the past 35 years, I’ve provided executive leadership and strategic advisory services to private middle market companies, developed and executed business improvement initiatives, turned around distressed operations, managed M&A transactions, valued companies, and secured equity and debt growth capital. I frequently speak at regional and national conferences as well as private business owner events. My passion for teaching has produced numerous articles and podcasts on business value growth, corporate valuations, mergers & acquisitions, and turnaround management. This desire to educate also created our Certified Value Growth Advisor (CVGA) program launched in 2015 which hundreds of seasoned advisors have completed to elevate their practices.

CVGA (Certified Value Growth Advisor); CM&AA (Certified M&A Advisor); CTP (Certified Turnaround Professional); CPA (Certified Public Accountant); ABV (Accredited in Business Valuation); MSF (master’s degree – finance)
Margaret Hill
Director of Partnerships
It all started with disaster, seriously. While backpacking abroad, the 2015 earthquake in Nepal changed my entire trajectory both personally and professionally. I started as a volunteer on the ground eager to help in any way I could. Turns out that was an energetic playlist, an abundance of enthusiasm and, to my and others’ surprise, good form with a sledgehammer. Over the next 5 years, I participated in a flagship fellowship program and held various roles in HR from training associate to learning & development manager to spending the final two years as head of human resources. These years expanded my knowledge and approach to strategic planning, leadership, risk management and mergers & acquisitions.  

Of course, the pandemic changed my, and everyone else’s, course again. The family insurance business requested support to manage a book of business specific to business brokers, business valuators and M&A intermediaries as well as assist with an upcoming acquisition. The connection to these specialties grew and, over the years, as conversations with my clients broadened past insurance, so did my desire to provide more value to their businesses.  

So, here I am passionate about organizing chaos, finding efficiency and effectiveness at work and in life, financial literacy for all, strengthening US businesses, continuous learning and always striving to connect the dots.

(Certified Value Growth Advisor); SHRM-CP (Society of Human Resources – Certified Professional); CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management)

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