Richard B. Trauger, Jr.

Managing Director

Email: rtrauger@kafafiangroup.com
Phone: 973-299-0300 x113

Mr. Trauger is a Managing Director of TKG. Mr. Trauger participates in all facets of TKG’s service line and is primarily responsible for valuation and capital strategies practice, financial analytics and modeling, research publications and is a member of TKG’s financial advisory services team.

During his 25 year financial services industry career, Mr. Trauger has developed his skill set as a financial analyst within a large community banking organization and as an investment banker, where he has successfully completed over three dozen merger and acquisition, capital market, and financial advisory assignments for financial and non-financial corporations, with an aggregate transaction value of approximately $1.5 billion.

Mr. Trauger’s proficiency in data acquisition, utilization, transference and use of financial analytic and statistical procedures has produced client-specific solutions for a wide range of financial services industry participants. Mr. Trauger specializes in many sectors of the financial industry, including commercial banks, savings banks, credit unions, insurance underwriting and distribution firms, and investment and asset management firms. He is also a subject matter expert for SNL Financial, L.C. on the topic of advanced bank valuation and has served in the capacity of an expert witness for matters involving financial services industry firms.

Mr. Trauger holds the license of Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the following other professional designations: Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA®), Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA®), CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM (CFP®) and, Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®). Mr. Trauger continues to pursue additional levels of education and has passed the Level I and Level II exam as administered by the CFA Institute. Mr. Trauger holds an undergraduate degree from Penn State University (Harrisburg).

He is a practitioner member of the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA), and a member of the CFA Institute, the CFA Society of Philadelphia, the AICPA and the PICPA.

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