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Claren O’Bannon St. Louis

7733 Forsyth Blvd.
Clayton, MO 63105



Email: claren.obannon@wipfli.com

Claren O’Bannon, CPA/ABV/CFF, CVA, ASA


Claren O’Bannon is a manager with over 25 years of experience preparing business valuation engagements for a multitude of purposes. She recognizes that building value in a business and helping the owners retain and eventually distribute that value to the people and organizations that matter most to them requires careful planning, precise implementation of strategies and special expertise. Claren is well equipped to help business owners realize their business goals and assist them with ensuring the future financial security of their families.

The knowledge and skills that Claren has developed over the years have served clients well in accurately valuing interests in closely held entities and in identifying the unique value specifically attributable to a key employee or owner of a business.


  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV)
  • Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)
  • Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)
  • Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA)

Professional memberships and activities

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) – Member
  • Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA) – Member
  • American Society of Appraisers (ASA)
  • National Association of Certified Business Valuators (NACVA)
  • St. Louis Business Valuations Roundtable

Areas of Focus

  • Business valuations


Truman State University
  • Master of accountancy degree
  • Bachelor of science degree in accounting