Janae  Castell

Janae Castell

Rabah Value Advisors, LLC

Janae Castell has focused her career in business valuations, emphasizing in projects with issues of dividing goodwill between corporate and personal attributes.  She has conducted valuations for a variety of industries, including healthcare, information services, oil and gas, manufacturing, insurance, and construction.  She has been retained as an expert witness for commercial litigation and divorce cases.  

Ms. Castell serves on the board of the Phillips University Alumni and Friends Association.  She volunteers for the Junior Achievement Company Program, advising high school students in the startup, operation, and liquidation of their companies and preparing them to qualify for and compete in the National/North American competition.  Her students have been finalists for the competition in each of the years they have entered.  (She also likes to brag about them.)  

Ms. Castell’s involvement in Tulsa’s Young Professionals (TYPros—the largest young professionals organization in the nation) led her to involvement in the development and launch of a business incubator (the “Forge”) and annual events aimed at business development and revitalization of particular areas in Tulsa.  She was honored as the TYPros Business Development Crew Volunteer of the Year in 2010.  As part of the leadership of TYPros, she has been particularly interested and involved in several exciting programs aimed at development in downtown Tulsa and along Tulsa’s Arkansas River bank, as well as educational programs.  

Ms. Castell has become involved in the Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce, serving as a “Bull-Pen” mentor for tenants of the Forge and companies in their first three years of operations.  She also volunteers for the chamber, helping to reach new members and acting as a liaison to help existing members get more out of their membership.  Recently, she was asked to lead a table for a legislative summit which develops the state and federal legislative focus of 61 municipalities, chambers, and regional organizations representing the Tulsa area.  

Ms. Castell is a senior correspondent for the Around the Valuation World® webzine—a monthly publication that updates practitioners across the nation on the latest news, trends, best practices, and activity within the business valuation and financial forensics professions.  She is also an instruction team member for the Business Valuation Certification and Training Center.  She and her family reside in a suburb of Tulsa, Oklahoma, where they enjoy soccer, their pets, gardening, foodie adventures, impromptu dining room dance parties, and clean, country living.

Civic Involvement:

Phillips University Alumni and Friends Association (PUAFA), Board of Directors

Tulsa Air and Space Museum, board intern

Tulsa’s Young Professionals (TYPros), member

Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce, volunteer

Junior Achievement of Oklahoma, volunteer

Education and Certifications:

BBA – Finance, Accounting, and Spanish minors/Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas

CVA – National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts™ (NACVA®)