Craig Olinger, CVA 

Managing Partner
ESI Equity team member Craig D. Olinger.

While assisting companies in achieving their business needs, Craig has completed assignments consisting of: valuations for existing and prospective ESOPs, leveraged buy-out analysis, sell-side advisory, fairness opinions, and synthetic compensation analysis, since joining the team in 2007. In addition, he consults on corporate governance and acquisitions and oversees ESI’s business development and strategic planning.

Craig possesses a range of management experience in business administration and his years in the service industry extend across disciplines such as plant operations, sales, financial analysis, and customer relations. Craig is a nationally recognized speaker on topics related to valuations and ESOPs.

Education and Professional Licenses

  • BS – Creighton University
  • MBA – Keller Graduate School of Management
  • CVA – Certified Valuation Analyst


Professional Affiliations/Association Memberships

  • Member – Employee-Owned S Corporations of America (ESCA)
  • Member – National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA)
  • Member – National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO)
  • Member – Ohio Employee Ownership Center (OEOC)
  • Member – The ESOP Association (TEA); Former Officer – Wisconsin Chapter (serving on WI chapter since 2012)