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Frank Merenda, CVA, ASA, BCA, CMEA, MBA, MSChE

Managing Director, Sobel Valuations LLC

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Prior to being named as the Managing Director of Sobel Valuations LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of SobelCo, Frank L. Merenda served as the President and CEO of EAC Valuations, LLC. Beginning in May 2007, under Frank’s guidance and vision, the firm developed a well-recognized brand as a leader in the valuations community. EAC, formerly known as Enterprise Appraisal Company, provided in-depth and trusted appraisals and valuation reports since 1971, managing engagements around the world and across the street, completing nearly 14,000 appraisals for clients ranging from multi-national, multi-billion dollar Fortune 100 companies and financial institutions, to privately held local manufacturing and services companies.

Frank has been certified to provide machinery and equipment, inventory, intangible asset and business entity appraisals including valuation of patents, IPR&D, trade names and trademarks, and proprietary technology, both as stand-alone valuation assignments, and part of a purchase price allocation. He will continue to leverage his years of experience and deep specialized knowledge in his role as the Managing Director at Sobel Valuations LLC. as he expands the breadth of services provided by SobelCo.

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Credentials and Professional Associations
  • Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)
  • National Association of Certified Valuators & Analysts (NACVA)
  • Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA)  - Machinery & Technical Specialties
  • Business Certified Appraiser (BCA)  
  • Certified Machinery & Equipment Appraiser (CMEA)  
  • NEBB Institute

Community Involvement

  • Member of National Association of Certified Valuators & Analysts (NACVA)
  • Board Member of NACVA – PA Chapter
  • Secretary/Treasurer of NACVA Pennsylvania East Chapter
  • Member and Board Member of American Society of Appraisers (ASA)
  • Member of Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA)
  • Member of Forensics and Valuation Services (FVS) of AICPA
  • Member of American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) (1974)
  • Member of American Chemical Society (ACS) (1985)
  • Vice President of ChemPharma (2007-2008)
  • Officer of Legatus (2010-2014)
  • President of Rotary Club of Paoli-Malvern-Berwyn (2006-2007)
  • Member of Finance Committee, Yardley Village
  • Member, Green Hill Sewerage Authority


  • Rutgers University—BS, MS Chemical Engineering
  • Rutgers University—BA, MBA, Business Administration

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Rebecca B. Fitzhugh, CPA/CFF, CFE, MBA, CIT, CIGA

Member of the Firm, Forensic Accounting/Litigation Services

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Rebecca Fitzhugh is a Member of the Firm serving in the Forensic Accounting / Litigation Services Group, and has over eighteen years of experience in forensic accounting, litigation services and public accounting.

Rebecca uses her technical and analytical skills to help attorneys unravel the financial and compliance puzzles their clients face, in order to resolve their issues efficiently. She leverages her experience to advise corporate and municipal clients with respect to assessing and strengthening their fraud resilience, as well as investigating occurrences of fraud.

She has served clients in sectors including government, construction, manufacturing, financial institutions, commercial real estate, nonprofit and retail. Rebecca led the One World Trade Center Integrity Monitoring team for the firm and also played a key role in the management of the joint venture through which the firm participated in this project. She has provided expert witness testimony and expert reports in a number of shareholder disputes and other forensic accounting matters, and is currently building the firm’s Matrimonial Practice.

Rebecca is passionate about combating fraud by educating people, and also develops and presents Continuing Legal Education classes for attorneys. 

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Credentials and Professional Associations

  • Certified Public Accountant licensed in New Jersey
  • Certified in Financial Forensics by the AICPA
  • Certified Fraud Examiner
  • Construction Industry Technician
  • Member of the Association of Inspectors General
  • Certified Inspector General Auditor
  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA), currently serving on the Education Foundation Executive Committee
  • Served as a Trustee from 2010 – 2012 and on the Content Advisory Board
  • Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and served as treasurer of the New Jersey chapter from 2010 – 2014
  • Member of Morris County Chamber of Commerce
  • Named a “Woman of Note” by the NJCPA in 2012
  • Served as an adjunct faculty member at New York University, teaching an exam review course for the Certified Fraud Examiner credential
  • NJCPA Volunteer Relations Committee

Community Involvement and Philanthropy

  • Board of Trustees Member and Treasurer of Partners for Women and Justice
  • Speaks on a number of fraud-related and financial topics


  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, Union College
  • Master of Business Administration degree, State University of New York at Binghamton
  • Accounting and Tax - 30 credits, Seton Hall University

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Megan Kelly, CPA, CFE

Manager, Forensic Accounting/Litigation Services

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Megan Kelly is a Manager in Forensic Accounting/Litigation Services. During her 8 years at SobelCo, she has worked on a number of challenging forensic assignments including financial institutions, a major telecommunications company, governmental and state agencies, and several closely held businesses. She was also a member of the firm’s 1 World Trade Center Integrity Monitoring team. 

Professional Designations 

  • Certified Public Accountant 
  • Certified Fraud Examiner 


  • Financial institution internal investigations 
  • Construction integrity monitoring 
  • Shareholder and contract disputes 
  • Criminal and civil fraud investigations 
  • Corporate internal investigations 
  • Regulatory and contract compliance assessments and evaluations 
  • Counter fraud analyses 

Professional Associations 

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants 
  • New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants 
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Recipient of the NJCPA Volunteer Award 2018


  • BS, Accountancy, The College of New Jersey 

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