Doug is a native San Diegan, a graduate of historic Herbert Hoover High School. He has over 31 years of experience as a Certified Public Accountant, and was admitted as a principal of Redwitz, Inc. in October 2006.
Doug began his career as an auditor with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. (now KPMG), in San Diego and Dallas, serving large publicly held commercial enterprises, banks, savings & loans, and non-profit organizations. Through specialized training and experience, Doug became one of the first Computer Audit Specialists in his firm and in the accounting industry, writing programs to perform computer-assisted audit procedures. Doug also received training and experience in SEC reporting, and in LIFO inventories. Later, Doug developed his tax skills working with local CPA firms, offering accounting and tax consultation, planning, and compliance services to non-public businesses, their owners, and non-profit organizations.
Doug serves as the Chairman of the AGN International Tax Committee, coordinating the efforts of an association of accounting firms around the world to provide relevant cross-border tax expertise for both outbound and inbound investors, including entity optimization, set up of Controlled Foreign Corporations, transfer-pricing issues, claiming tax treaty benefits, and U.S. compliance for foreign investors.
Doug is also a Certified Financial Planner practitioner, offering tax sensitive financial planning to individuals and business. In 2002, Doug obtained his Series 7 and 66 Securities licenses. From, 2002-2005, Doug established and maintained his own independent Registered Investment Advisor entity in order to expand his offering of comprehensive financial planning services to businesses and individuals.
Doug received his Bachelor of Science degree in business with an emphasis in accounting from San Diego State University in 1978, graduating with Highest Honors and Distinction.
Doug is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Construction Financial Management Association, Associated Builders and Contractors, and the Financial Planning Association.
Doug is a member of the Board of Directors of the Associated Builders and Contractors in San Diego, having served as Treasurer for the past two years. In 2012 Doug participated as a member of the National Board of the organization. Doug was a founding member of the Santee Church of Christ, and served as a Trustee for many years. He is also a Lifetime Member of the San Diego State University Alumni Association (Aztec for Life), and achieved Aztec Champion status in 2012. Doug is also a member and strong supporter of the San Diego Hall of Champions and San Diego Sports Commission.
Doug and his son enjoy living in San Diego, and taking in the great weather, beaches, and parks. Doug is a season ticket holder and enjoys cheering for the San Diego State Aztecs basketball team. Go Aztecs!