Doug Hoffman Story


Doug Hoffman, CPA

Doug Hoffman has been working with a wide variety of clients, from small family-owned businesses to high net worth individuals, with their estate, tax, business, and personal planning for more than 40 years. He started his own CPA firm in 1977 and grew it from a sole proprietorship with no employees to a regional CPA firm with 5 offices and grossing several millions of dollars in fees per year. Doug will be retiring as managing partner of Hoffman Eells & Gray CPAs in January 2017 and will be devoting his time to Doug Hoffman, CPA; a firm dedicated to coaching and mentoring other CPA and accounting firms.

His passion in retirement will be to “pay it forward” by giving back his experience to the CPA and accounting industry coaching firms to effectively manage, market, grow, prosper and be more successful. He will introduce them to value added services so the firms can offer the same services to their clients thereby helping the clients manage, market, grow and prosper. This will be the best way to leverage his skills to as many small business owners as possible which is his reason “why”!

Prior to starting his own CPA firm, Doug worked for Price Waterhouse & Co. and was the controller (CFO) for the Lake Placid 1980 Olympic Winter Games. He also has experience of starting and operating thirteen businesses with his wife and his three adult children in their family business enterprises.

Doug is a consultant and principal in American Business Transitions, Inc. ( (; an organization dedicated to consulting and coaching small, medium and family owned businesses. He is also a partner in Adirondack Asset Management, LLC, a personal financial planning and investment management firm dedicated to building and maintaining wealth of his clients.

He received his BS in Accounting from SUNY Plattsburgh and his MBA from the University of Connecticut. In addition to the CPA designation, he has also been accredited with the Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) designation by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.