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Donny is the founder and managing director of IntrapriseTechKnowlogies LLC, an advisory-focused CPA firm specializing in organizational development and innovation management for small businesses, middle market organizations, and nonprofits. Donny is a recognized thought leader and educator in the Accounting Technology, IT Risk Management, and Performance Management fields; his dedication to helping accountants and organizations leverage strategic technologies while proactively managing their business and technical risk is paramount.
Donny also serves as an outsourced IT & Innovation “Partner” and advisor for local & regional accounting firms and internal audit departments who lack in-house IT leadership and IT audit expertise; He helps with IT risk assessments and IT advisory services, development of the firm’s innovation strategy, streamlining of internal firm operations, and increasing staff proficiency with IT tools supporting client engagements and service delivery.
Donny is a past chairman of the AICPA’s Information Management and Technology Assurance Executive Committee, and former member of its Governing Council, Assurance Services Executive Committee, and numerous other AICPA committees and task forces. Donny was recognized as one of the Top Thought Leaders in Public Accounting by CPA Practice Advisor from 2012 to 2017, Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting (2013 & 2014 & 2017) by Accounting Today, received the 2009-2010 President’s Award from the Hawaii Society of CPAs, was named to CPA Technology Advisor’s 40 Under 40 list in 2007 & 2009 & 2014, and was also a Hawaii Top High Tech Leader in 2004.
CPAwebengage, Inc. (Sponsor Id#: 111889) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.
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Avalara, Inc., is the leader in sales tax and compliance automation in the cloud. Avalara makes sales tax compliance simple and automatic for thousands of customers every day. Its SaaS-based solutions span the compliance spectrum; each year these solutions deliver billions of tax decisions, manage millions of exemption certificates, file hundreds of thousands of sales tax returns, and remit billions of tax dollars to states nationwide and countries internationally. Recognized as one of America’s fastest growing technology companies, Avalara is integrated with leading ERP and ecommerce software systems that serve millions of businesses. Founded in 2004 and privately-held, Avalara employs over 1,000 people from its Seattle headquarters and 15 offices globally.