Dwayne has over 35 years experience in public accounting working with owner-managed businesses. Now working primarily with the Firm’s Financial Services Advisory Team (FSAT), he has specialized in the field of business valuations, and regularly provides financial consulting services related to business acquisitions and divestitures, forensic accounting and calculation of income for support purposes. Dwayne’s area of expertise also includes mediation services for financial disputes, particularly related to family matters.
Dwayne qualified as a Chartered Professional Accountant in 1982 after graduating from McMaster University in 1980 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and articling with Deloitte Haskins & Sells’ Hamilton office, joining the Grimsby office as a new CPA in May 1982. He completed all requirements of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators in 1999, thereby obtaining his CBV designation, and completed the requirements of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario in order to receive his Qualified Mediators designation in 2015.
Dwayne’s past service includes being involved in various capacities for the Grimsby Chamber of Commerce, Grimsby Curling Club, Advisory Committee of Niagara’s Community Investment Plan, Lincoln Rotary Club and the Canadian Greenhouse Conference. Dwayne was also Chair of the Host Committee for the 2007 Canadian Men’s Curling Championships (Brier) held in Hamilton and Chair of the 2011 Ontario Men’s Curling Championships held in Grimsby.
Being an avid golfer and curler for over 40 years has provided Dwayne with many highlights including three provincial men’s curling championships, the last of which fulfilled a lifelong goal as lead for the team representing Ontario at the 2000 Brier.