Ray Lampner

CPA Consulting Leader

Ray Lampner, CPA, ABV, CVA, CFF, CGMA, CEPA, is the Leader of Sikich’s CPA Consulting Services practice. In this leadership role, Ray oversees the operations and client service initiatives for Sikich’s Transaction Advisory Services, Forensic and Valuation Services, Business Succession Planning, and Site Selection and Business Incentives practices. He has more than 25 years of experience in consulting, taxation and advisory services and specializes in valuation, exit, succession, tax, and legacy/estate planning. Further, Ray offers expertise in consulting, strategy and implementation with mergers and acquisitions, bank financing, growing businesses, and exit planning for privately held companies. Ray has notable experience in the manufacturing, distribution, construction, real estate and professional practice sectors.


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) – Forensic and Valuation Services (FVS) section
  • Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA)
  • National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA)
  • Association for Corporate Growth (ACG)
  • Northeast Ohio Chapter of the Exit Planning Institute
  • Exit Planning Institute (EPI)


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, The University of Akron, Akron, OH
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)
  • Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA)
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)
  • Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV)
  • Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)


  • Crain’s Cleveland Business’ Notable Leaders in Accounting and Consulting, 2023