James B. Edge, Jr., MBA, CPA-ABV, Founding Partner
Mr. Edge is the founder and president of Cornerstone Financial Management, Inc. and has been actively involved in financial and investment activities for over twenty-five years. He has extensive experience in managing companies on an interim basis and has been involved in the acquisition and disposition of several companies. Through Cornerstone Mr. Edge performs valuations for company split-ups, mergers, estate and gift tax purposes, partner admissions, and family planning purposes. He has qualified as an expert witness in Virginia.
Mr. Edge’s professional background encompasses careers in the banking, real estate, and accounting fields. He earned a Bachelors of Science degree from Hampden-Sydney College and a Master in Business Administration from Rutgers University. He also holds a Virginia real estate broker’s license and earned the CCIM designation (Certified Commercial-Investment Member) awarded by the National Association of Realtors.
While an officer with United Virginia Bank (now SunTrust) and then with Peat Marwick (now KPMG), he began and completed the three-year Stonier Graduate School of Banking program. Mr. Edge has been awarded the Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) designation by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
H. Gregory Waller, Ph.D., Partner
Mr. Waller’s areas of expertise is corporate finance where he teaches courses and conducts research in a variety of fields including advanced valuation, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, corporate risk management and investment policy. He also has considerable industry experience, especially with small and family-owned businesses.
In addition to his work with Cornerstone, Mr. Waller is an Assistant Professor of Finance at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. Before embarking on his academic career, he was an entrepreneur, owning and managing companies that specialized in real estate development, contracting and construction, and industrial sales. He has also served as an outside consultant to numerous firms in the areas of corporate finance and strategy.
Mr. Waller earned his BA and MBA from Ohio University and his Ph.D. in finance, with minors in economics and strategic management, from Purdue University.
Ms. Tarry joined Cornerstone Valuation as a Director in February of 2017. She has more than ten years of experience in financial analysis including six years in investment banking conducting merger, acquisition, and private placement transactions. Her background also includes serving as a fractional CFO and financial analyst for small- to mid-market private companies.
Ms. Tarry earned a BS in Commerce from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the University of Richmond.