Our reputation and experience help us draw from an extensive list of individuals and companies that have expressed an interest in the acquisition or merger of accounting firms to grow their business or to launch a new venture with their own practice. Learn more about our valuable team members below!
David L. Akins
Facilitator of Win-Win Results
David Akins offers a unique perspective as a buyer, seller and broker of CPA, enrolled agent, tax and accounting firms. He offers sensible and innovative methods for meeting the objectives of both sellers and buyers. David has 40+ years of experience in public accounting, including national, regional and local accounting firms. Upon opening his own firm, he grew the practice via several acquisitions before eventually selling his practice. Now, he focuses exclusively on brokering CPA, EA, tax, and accounting firms.
David is a member of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants, Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants,and the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants. He has B.S. and MBA degrees from Berry College.
William F. McDavid
CPA, PFS, CVA
Before joining Akins Professional Brokerage as a Broker/Sales Associate, Bill served as the managing shareholder of McDavid & Company, CPA’s for 37 years in Gainesville, FL. He transitioned his firm in the year 2018 and brings his experience in sales and acquisitions of public accounting firms to our team. Bill has also previously served as general business broker for a national franchise in the North Central Florida area.
Bill served in the U.S. Army from 1967-1970. He is a 1973 graduate of the University of Florida. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA) and the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA). He is a past President of the North Central Florida Chapter of the FICPA.
Bill enjoys fishing the west coast of Florida and has a vacation home in Suwannee Town, where the Suwannee River meets the Gulf of Mexico. He also likes to bird hunt and enjoys shooting Dove with family and friends. He is a native of Gainesville, FL where he currently resides with his wife Holly.
Robert A. Weiss
Mr. Weiss is the principle owner and director of Weiss & Associates, Inc., a firm providing advisory, accounting, payroll, tax compliance and tax resolution services to individuals and small businesses in the North East, primarily in the Boston, Massachusetts area.
Mr. Weiss is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Massachusetts and Florida with over 30 years of experience in business management, controllership, tax and public accounting. His background includes serving both private industry and public accounting. Prior to opening his firm in 2003, Mr. Weiss worked in high tech industries serving as a corporate controller with significant experience with IPO due diligence.
Mr. Weiss has acquired and sold several profitable CPA practices over the last ten years and has a solid understanding of the process, checklists, due diligence and methods to a successful transition.
Benjamin Akins offers sales and customer service expertise, linking his experience with customer relations with negotiations he allows every party involved to walk away feeling confident in the transaction. Benjamin plays a major role in bringing in new clients during the accounting conventions he attends. The energy, knowledge, and attention to detail he brings contributes to the positive experience Akins Professional Brokerage strives to provide for its clients. We are confident Benjamin will provide you a level of service that will exceed your expectations!
Process Education Facilitator
Lauren Akins is a Florida licensed sales associate. Her background in sales and education helps prospective buyers and sellers understand the process in achieving their goals.