Chris M. Mellen is a managing director with Valuation Research Corporation (VRC), leading its Boston office. Prior to joining VRC, he was the president and founder of Delphi Valuation Advisors, Inc., which he ran for 15 years and sold to VRC in 2015. Chris specializes in the valuation of closely held businesses, professional practices, and intangible assets. His experience includes completion of over 3,000 valuations of such entities and assets over 30 years. Chris is author of the third edition of the 480 page textbook Valuation for M&A: Building and Measuring Private Company Value, published in 2018 by Wiley. He holds the Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA), Master Certified Business Appraiser (MCBA), Certified Valuation Analyst® (CVA®), International Certified Valuation Specialist (ICVS), Accredited in Business Appraisal Review™ (ABAR™), and Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor (CM&AA) designations.