Chris M. Mellen is a managing director with Valuation Research Corporation (VRC), leading its Boston office. Prior to joining VRC, he was the president and founder of Delphi Valuation Advisors, Inc., which he ran for 15 years and sold to VRC in July 2015. Mr. Mellen specializes in the valuation of closely held businesses, professional practices, and intangible assets. His experience includes completion of approximately 2,800 valuations of such entities and assets over 27 years. He holds the Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA), Master Certified Business Appraiser (MCBA), Certified Valuation Analyst® (CVA®), International Certified Valuation Specialist (ICVS), Accredited in Business Appraisal Review™ (ABAR™), and Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor (CM&AA) designations.