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Team Member Spotlight: David De Graaf, CPA

Posted on Wed, Jul 08, 2020


David B. De Graaf, CPA joined EHTC (Echelbarger, Himebaugh, Tamm & Co., P.C.) as a Manager in the Tax Department in January 2017 and was promoted to Senior Manager in 2019. His past experience includes working in accounting in both the public and private sectors. David also started his own company where he developed proprietary software and freight damage program for Steelcase Inc.’s dealer network with a system that was designed to drive freight damage costs out of the supply chain. He is a graduate of Aquinas College with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

The skill set David has learned over the last twenty years enables him to specialize in tax compliance, tax planning and succession planning for start-ups to medium sized businesses. Within the firm, his primary role is a Client Relationship Manager, where he offers guidance as a business advisor to closely held businesses and high net wealth individuals. He assists the Partners with the firm’s growing book of business, including the marijuana industry, service industry, construction, retail, wholesale, and manufacturing. David’s leadership within EHTC has enabled him to guide and assist in the advancement of other team members. He develops junior team members, coaching them on new responsibilities and enjoys seeing their growth within the firm.

In his spare time, David enjoys adventuring outside and being in nature, whether he is camping, fishing, hunting, or gardening. He can be found traveling throughout the United States but spends much of his time in Michigan with all his home state has to offer. David often drives around to explore new roads and areas. He enjoys spending time with his wife, three children, two grandchild and his Husky. The team at EHTC is proud of David’s past accomplishments and is looking forward to his growth of himself and other team members within the firm.

Tags: Tax Planning, Business, Succession Planning, Team Member