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A Team Committed to Your Financial Growth and Success
At DASG, our distinguished team sets us apart from the competition. Our experienced accountants in Dallas dive deeper to help you save money and achieve business success through our unique, innovative approach to accounting.
Our in-depth industry knowledge allows us to understand your business or individual situation, anticipate your needs, and identify potential issues before they become obstacles.
Discover the exceptional talent behind DASG and our unparalleled dedication to providing innovative and personalized accounting solutions. Our Dallas Business Accounting Experts bring a wealth of industry knowledge, ensuring you receive the highest level of service, expertise, and responsiveness.
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Partner & Tax Planning Advisor
Joel has been in the securities, financial planning, and tax planning business since 1992.
Joel started his career as a stockbroker in Chicago, his hometown. He then served with Ameriprise Financial, as a financial planner, before moving to Texas and founding the Gilhang Financial Group. Prior to starting Gilhang Financial Group, Joel was a partner with the tax and accounting firm of McKinnon, Wootton, & Associates. Joel was responsible for creating the financial planning and investment department for the firm. However, because of his time in the accounting firm, this allowed Joel to learn more about the tax planning piece of a client’s financial and business plan.
“I became an advisor and a tax planning specialist because it allows me to utilize my problem-solving skills as well as my fondness for math,” says Joel. “Being an independent advisor gives me freedom, options and choices. I like helping my clients achieve those same things. So I specialize in asset management along with providing tax planning and accounting services to business owners and 1099 Independent Contractors.”
Joel is an Investment Advisor Representative and a Registered Representative with MML Investor Services and Mass Mutual. He holds the FINRA Series 7 and Series 63 registrations through MML Investor Services and is a licensed life and health insurance agent with Mass Mutual.
Joel lives in Dallas, with his wife Alana and daughter Payton Grace. He is an avid softball player and has participated in the Softball World Series for the past ten years. “I have met lifelong friends and clients, because of my involvement in slow-pitch softball leagues”, says Joel. Also, I like to stay involved and active, so I’m a first-degree knight for the Knights of Columbus, and I do volunteer work in my community and for my parish, St. Thomas Aquinas.
Joel holds a B.S. in Business with an emphasis in Financial Planning from Purdue University, West Lafayette.
Scott Lockhart, CPA/ABV
Founder/owner of Oxdale Ventures
Oxdale Ventures LLC is the holding company for founder Scott Lockhart’s portfolio of companies, investments and real estate purchases. Oxdale Consulting performs management consulting roles for small and medium-sized businesses with a focus on finance and operations. Oxdale has worked across a range of industries: advertising, steel fabrication/manufacturing, restaurant franchises, and publishing to name a few. Roles taken include strategic financial management, bookkeeping organization and planning, management consulting and vary from project-based work to long-term positions.
In addition to his time spent on his personal ventures, Scott is a founding partner at Tower59 LLC. He is responsible for performing and reviewing Tower59’s valuations through Simple409A.com and for the company’s financial operations. Simple409A.com has worked with over 800 companies in 9 years as a leader in fixed-price, efficient 409A valuations. Changing the approach to the start-up market upon entry in 2012, Simple409A.com has become a leader in performing 409A valuations – creating a simple-to-follow pricing structure and a turnaround time that challenged the industry. Simple409A.com has developed global relationships supplying valuations to companies throughout the United States, England, Japan, and South Korea. Working with technology, legal and investment partners across the country, Simple409A.com continues to grow:
Scott was a Controller at The Suburban Collection, Michigan’s largest auto dealer group, while remaining an active partner at Tower59. Scott oversaw a department managing over $500 million in revenue and thousands of auto sale transactions.
Prior to founding Tower59, Scott was the CFO at Insurance Point, an entrepreneurial start-up insurance brokerage firm focusing on the healthcare industry. While at Insurance Point, Scott oversaw the initial audit of the company’s financial statements and implemented a line-item budgeting process and a budget to actual review. In addition to his financial responsibilities, Scott was responsible for the operations of the company including contract review, legal, facility management, and board relations.
Scott began his career and spent 8 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the assurance practice where he was a licensed CPA. He spent four years performing core audit services, including Sarbanes-Oxley compliance work, for large, public multi-national clients before moving to England to join the firm’s UK practice. In the UK, Scott audited subsidiaries of many SEC registrants. He also worked in the UK’s Learning & Education practice helping to roll out the firm’s new audit software. Scott completed his time at PwC working on the Global entity’s Learning & Education team writing and teaching training courses around the world.
Scott holds an MBA from the University of Oxford and two BAs in Accounting and Health & Physical Education from Hillsdale College.
Director of Operations
As the Director of Operations, Tyler leverages his experience in both accounting and finance, as well as his relationships with business owners and past clients. He has a proven ability to work both independently and with a team, and excels at adapting to different types of financial challenges and situations. Tyler prioritizes fitting the solution to the problem instead of applying a single approach to every issue he encounters.
Director of Accounting
Lindsay Greer is the Director of Accounting and a purpose-led leader. With a BBA in accounting from the University of North Texas, she has developed a strong passion for accounting and brings her rich expertise to her clients. She is a voracious reader and learner, and brings her knowledge to her team and clients.
CPA: Managing Partner
Vafa is a managing partner at Deepwater Accounting & Solutions Group with 10+ years of tax industry experience. He specializes in payroll, 401k programs, and health insurance management, and is a CPA in Ohio and Texas with a Series 63 Financial license. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Capital University and a Master of Taxation from Capital Law School.
Director of Business Development
Jeff Foust brings experience from the rapid real estate market, working with the best in the business. He, along with his history with @properties Dallas, is committed to providing expert market knowledge as well as the most comprehensive and professional marketing, sophisticated technology and supporting the highest standards of service and representation you expect and deserve. Jeff brings results to his clients wherever their goals take them.
Jeff’s background was in the fast-paced, think-on-your-feet atmosphere of the medical device space. His experience and training provide a solid basis to transition into this unique and fast-paced market that we find ourselves in today. Jeff prides himself in negotiating deals that make his client happy and prove they were well represented during the transaction.
Growing up in Lake Highlands and where he currently resides, Jeff attended all the same schools that his three children are currently enrolled in. He describes Lake Highlands as a great community to raise your family while maintaining a small-town feel. Jeff and his wife Karen began their family in Preston Hollow and moved to Lantana before getting back to the “city” soon thereafter. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science in Business and Communications.
Director of Client Experience
Josee is an accomplished analyst with extensive experience in process improvement, client-focused solutions, and delivering quality services to small businesses, non-profits, and pharmaceutical consulting firms. She identifies data issues, provides timely solutions, and implements future-focused procedures to enhance data accuracy and validity. Josee earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas A&M and continues to pursue her passion for helping others grow and succeed.
Tax Planning Advisor
Evan is a tax planning advisor Deepwater. He is licensed to sell insurance in CA, IN, OH, and TX, and registered to sell securities in TX, CA, IN, and OH. Evan earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Marketing from Purdue University, and currently resides in Dallas, TX.