Middle-Market Businesses Have New Allies in Hattie Mitchell & Lorin Saavedra, Certified Value Growth Advisors (CVGA)

Middle-Market Businesses Have New Allies in Hattie Mitchell & Lorin Saavedra, Certified Value Growth Advisors (CVGA)

July 20, 2022

July 20, 2022 – Ready to jumpstart improvement efforts for middle-market businesses, REDW is pleased to announce Senior Manager, Tribal Consultant Hattie Mitchell, CPA, CFE, CVGA, and Outsourced CFO Lorin Saavedra, CVGA, have officially achieved the designation of Certified Value Growth Advisor (CVGA). When you need to improve performance outcomes and build a quantifiable future value for your business, you’ll want a CVGA by your side. 

Hattie Mitchell

Hattie Mitchell, CPA, CFE, CVGA

“I’m feeling optimistic as I think about all of the opportunities I can now help discover and create for our clients—especially for those in the tribal space.” Said Hattie Mitchell, “As a CVGA I look forward to increasing the value we can bring clients as we strategically expand our services to tribal entities and commercial clients.”  

Hattie Mitchell currently serves as the Treasurer to both the Native American Financial Officer Association (NAFOA) and the Prairie Band Potawatomi Entertainment (PBPEC) Boards. With over a decade of experience in Tribal accounting and finance management, she helps clients implement the best financial practices to help build infrastructure for Tribes to meet their vision of stronger financial futures. 

Lorin Saavedra

Lorin Saavedra, CVGA

“Cultivating the skills required to carry the CVGA designation is a natural next step in my role as a trusted business advisor,” said Lorin Saavedra. “The undertaking further underscores my commitment to being a trustworthy partner to our clients. I’m looking forward to our future success stories as we expand our capabilities and produce beneficial outcomes that are important and measurable.” 

Skilled at strategic planning and creating efficiencies for clients, Lorin has more than 15 years of leadership and accounting experience in banking, hospitality, and manufacturing. As an Outsourced CFO in REDW’s Client Advisory and Accounting Services (CAAS) group, she helps bridge the gap between the provision of accounting and tax planning services, and the more extensive financial analysis and consulting. She serves clients who are seeking guidance to plan better financial futures. 

The CVGA certification uniquely qualifies business advisors to work specially with middle-market businesses in the development and execution of their strategic planning efforts, as well as value growth initiatives. Achieving the CVGA is a detailed and demanding process, covering topics like business planning, leadership, sales, marketing, finance, operations, and legalities. Using the Value Opportunity Profile (VOP®) assessment tool, a CVGA develops a prioritized roadmap of recommended improvement initiatives for a business, making way for initiatives with better company alignment in operations. 

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