Welcome to Business Innovators Magazine…Please introduce yourself and a brief thumbnail sketch of your background.
RD: Hi, I am Rick Donner CPA. I am originally from north of Pittsburgh and starting working when I was 14. I bring a strong and hard-working background to my Practice. I went to Penn State at Behrend Campus in Erie, PA and graduated with an Accounting degree and minored in Economics. I moved to SW Florida in 1987, passed the CPA exam in 1991, and opened Donner & Company CPA in 2000. I’ve always been an entrepreneur and love working with entrepreneurs, business owners, and other high-net-worth people. Because I am an entrepreneur I understand what business owners’ challenges are and the issues, we business people deal with. I don’t just count the beans – I plan how to grow businesses and minimize taxes.
BI: What would you say is the area in business that you are most passionate about and why?
RD: like working with business leaders and owners because they are entrepreneurs just like me. I enjoy structuring entities and helping people minimize taxes.