Dave Peterson 2020 Managing Partner Elite

Dave Peterson 2020 Managing Partner Elite

We are proud to announce Haynie & Company’s Dave Peterson has been recognized by Accounting Today as a 2020 Managing Partner Elite. Accounting Today’s annual MP Elite list always represents the profession’s most outstanding firm leaders, but this year’s class of managing partners is also notable for exemplary leadership amid the extraordinary challenges of 2020. Congratulations Dave!

The 2020 MP Elite were evaluated on sustainable firm growth, strategic planning, diversity and inclusion, cultivating a strong culture, and innovation in technology. Read the full Accounting Today article.

Accounting Today 2020 Managing Partner Elite

David Peterson – Legacy Builder

Since Dave Peterson joined Haynie & Company in Salt Lake City as a college intern in 1975, it’s safe to say he grew up in the firm — but it’s also fair to say that the 310-person firm has grown up around him. In his 15 years as MP, the firm has merged in 19 other firms and nine sole practitioners (a record that rivals those of much larger acquirers), expanded from one office to 14, and grown both its staff and its revenues by 700 percent. In the past decade, Haynie has ranked among the fastest-growing firms in the country no less than three times, and since it acquired a Securities and Exchange Commission audit practice five years ago, has made frequent appearances on our quarterly lists of auditors that are bringing on the most new engagements.

What’s driving Peterson to pursue that kind of growth could serve as a mantra for many of the members of the MP Elite: “I have a genuine passion for what I do. I love the profession. I love my employees. I love helping clients succeed. I love changing the landscape of how we do things,” he explains. “My main focus is to leave a legacy for our great firm that will survive well into the future, providing a different accounting firm experience than exists in most firms today.”