Readers of the weekly QuickRead will come to appreciate it as a primary source for current news and information highlights in areas of interest to the financial forensics consultant, and of immediate use in your practice.  Specific topics covered include business and intangible asset valuation; litigation consulting and expert witnessing; healthcare consulting; mergers, acquisitions and exit planning; fraud risk management; forensic accounting; estate planning; and other related areas that we believe will be of interest.

The QuickRead Editorial Board is an honorary alliance comprised of members of NACVA who have served the Association for many years at its most significant levels, strategic and otherwise, and consists of individuals of the highest caliber and character. These individuals represent the industry’s leaders who generously share their energy, wisdom, and enthusiasm from which all can benefit, herein, in our weekly publication of QuickRead.

QuickRead Editorial

 John DeRemigis, Senior Editor/QuickRead Chair

John DeRemigis is a results-driven editorial executive with over 30 years publishing experience, specializing in acquiring high-value content for professional audiences in business, finance and accounting, published in multimedia (print, digital, e-books, e-learning). His areas of expertise include product acquisition, creative development, exploring new international market opportunities, partnerships, and licensing negotiation.

As executive editor at John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (Wiley), Mr. DeRemigis’ publishing programs included the Wiley CPA Exam Review group of test prep and certification products, accounting and auditing annuals, business valuations, and public accounting. He expanded the Wiley generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) program by creating a derivative suite and launched the Wiley International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) product line. Mr. DeRemigis established new partnerships with professional associations and grew business by influencing markets in the Middle East and India.

At Harcourt Brace Professional Publishing, Mr. DeRemigis managed and expanded the flagship Miller GAAP subscription series and update services and created accounting and management newsletter subscription products. At AICPA’s Continuing Professional Education Division, Mr. DeRemigis managed a team of editors developing and publishing self-study accounting, auditing as well as management print and video products, and negotiated licensing of third-party CPE courses and content for the 350,000 AICPA members.

Education:  Duke University Fuqua School of Business Executive Education
Villanova University, BA

Roberto Castro, Technical Content Editor

Roberto Castro

Roberto H. Castro, Esq., MST, MBA, CVA, CMEA, CVPA, Series 63 and 79, is manager of Central Washington Appraisal, Economic & Forensics, LLC,, an active Washington State attorney, and business broker with Murphy Business & Financial, LLC’s, Pacific Northwest’s office. ( He is based in Chelan County, which allows him to cover Central Washington. In addition, Roberto is senior advisor, Middle Market Investment Banking with Brown Gibbons Lang & Co., a middle market investment bank where he previously he led the firm’s Utah operations. In his spare time, Roberto serves as the associate editor for the Journal of Business Valuation and Economic Damages, officiates PAC 12, WAC, and WCC tennis matches, and enjoys road biking.

Roberto is a Vassar College, Cornell Law School (JD), Fairleigh Dickinson University (MS in Taxation), and University of Portland (MBA) graduate. Since returning to Washington State, he has focused developing a niche to value wineries, breweries, and cooperatives. He still maintains a general valuation and litigation support practice. Roberto served on the editorial advisory board to Shannon Pratt and Alina Niculita’s The Lawyer’s Business Valuation Handbook: Understanding Financial Statements, Appraisal Reports, and Expert Testimony (2nd edition 2010) (ABA Publishing).

QuickRead Editorial Board Members

Jessica Bailey-Wheaton, Esq.
Andre Roland Castillo, MBA, CPA, ABV, CFE
Trisch Garthoeffner, CVA, MAFF, ABV, EA, MAcc
Dave Goodman, MBA, CPA, CVA
Dorothy Haraminac, MBA, CFFE, MAFF, PI
Natalia Kalava, CVA, ABV, MAFF
Eric Kreuter, PhD, CPA, CGMA, CFE, CBA
Edward Mendlowitz, CPA, ABV, PFS
C. Zachary Myers, CPA, CVA, CEO
Allyn Needham, PhD, CEA
Jason Pierce, CPA, CMA, CVA, MAFF
Sean Saari, CPA, ABV, CVA, MBA
Josh Shilts, CPA, ABV, CFF, CGMA, CFE
Judge Christopher P. Yates, Esq.

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