Dan Whittaker, CPA, CEPA
“What I love most about my job is helping clients’ businesses transform into the enterprise they want them to be."
Dan Whittaker founded Whittaker & Company in 1999 to help privately held business owners build more profitable, rewarding enterprises. He is able to bring a fresh perspective that often opens up new pathways to a company’s success. His advisory services include:
- value acceleration & succession planning
- strategic planning
- metrics development
- business management
- mergers & acquisitions
- tax strategies
Growing up in an entrepreneurial family, Dan had an early passion for improving business strategies and operations. He began his career at a large local certified public accounting firm in Southern California before joining KPMG LLP, where he was manager in the tax and consulting departments. While at KPMG, he consulted with Fortune 1000 enterprises on strategic tax and consulting projects, including clients in the manufacturing/distribution, health care, real estate development and investment industries.
A graduate of California State University, Long Beach, Dan is a Certified Public Accountant who is constantly seeking ways to benefit clients. He is a member of RAN ONE’s Masters Group and is a certified graduate of the Business Professionals Course from the Aji Network, an organization focused on top 1% income earners.
In 2014, Dan earned the designation of Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA) from the Exit Planning Institute (EPI). Their CEPA designation program is the most widely-accepted and endorsed professional exit planning program in the world. Dan currently serves as the President of EPI’s Southern California Chapter.
When not assisting Whittaker & Company clients, Dan enjoys golfing and family trips to the river with his wife and two children.