Have you ever seen Adam Scott golf? That’s exactly what my swing looks like kind of. 

Derek Kaulfuss
Principal, CPA, MSA

Experience

I specialize in leading financial due diligence engagements for a variety of business entities and healthcare organizations, including private equity funds, their portfolio companies, and strategic buyers. I’ve served clients in a variety of industries including physician practices, healthcare, manufacturing, distribution, environmental services, and software.

I analyze the quality of earnings and the assets and liabilities to be acquired from the seller as well as the potential risks and opportunities surrounding a transaction. In addition, I assess the future earnings and cash flow of the target to determine if the historical earnings are sustainable post-closing.

It’s fascinating listening to business owners share stories — and to assist them on their journey — as they exit their business and move on to the next stage of their lives. I enjoy connecting with people and building long-term relationships. I’ve earned a reputation with colleagues and clients for being positive and enthusiastic no matter the situation.

I received both my B.A. and my M.S. in accounting from Michigan State University. I belong to the AICPA.

Depending on the season, I try to stay busy with golf and skiing. I enjoy spending time with my wife, our daughter, and our dog, Theo.