The Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors has conferred “Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor certification upon Jeff Kraai, president of Exit Strategies in Vancouver, Wash. The CM&AA designation serves to distinguish those individuals who have mastered a comprehensive body of essential knowledge and also have committed to staying abreast of continuing new developments in the profession.

“Achieving CM&AA certification has been enormously rewarding,” Kraai said. “As a business intermediary, I’ve been helping clients with their businesses for years, but pursuing CM&AA certification advanced my skills and takes my ability to help business clients with transaction advisory needs to a whole new level.