Douglas L. Hoffman, CPA, PFS, MBA
Doug Hoffman and Partners started CFO2Grow because they wanted to help small to midsize businesses just like yours, grow with the expert advice that big corporations have access to.
Douglas L. Hoffman has been working with family owned businesses and high net worth individuals helping with their estate, tax, business and personal planning for more than 40 years. He is a CPA who also has been accredited with the Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) designation by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Douglas has a B.S. degree in accounting from the SUNY at Plattsburgh and a MBA degree from the University of Connecticut. Before starting his own CPA firm, Douglas worked for Price Waterhouse & Co. and was the corporate controller for the Lake Placid 1980 Olympic Winter Games.
He is a member of the NYSSCPA as well as a member with AICPA. He is a partner in Adirondack Asset Management, LLC, a personal financial planning and investment management firm. He is also a consultant and principal in American Business Transitions, Inc., an organization dedicated to helping family business owners and members to navigate the complex issues and challenges of succeeding in perpetuating the family business. In this endeavor, Douglas brings his CPA experience as well as the experience of operating thirteen businesses between his wife, three children and his own entities in their family enterprises.
Nicholas P. Eells, CPA, Managing Partner, Audit Partner
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Nick has experience as a staff accountant and auditor from previous employment with Dragon Benware CPAs, P.C. and has experience in private industry as a senior accountant and Chief Financial Officer. As Chief Financial Officer, Nick was responsible for all financial statement reporting, banking & public relations, staff supervision and development of business strategies for business expansion. He also worked with various government agencies and carried out local, state and federal filing requirements. Nick obtained his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Clarkson University.
Nick is a member of the NY Society of CPAs, one of the largest state accounting organization in the nation. He is also a member of The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the world’s largest member association representing the accounting profession.
Nick is on the boards of the Malone YMCA and North Star Citizen Advocates.