2019 Surgent Outstanding
Outstanding Discussion Leader Award is awarded to show appreciation for Surgent instructors who demonstrate exceptional knowledge of the course subjects and the ability to present that information. The criteria used to determine these awards comes directly from classroom participants. To be eligible, an instructor must: Teach at least 15 seminar days per year, demonstrate an overall average for Knowledge and Presentation skills of 4.5 or higher on a 5.0 scale.
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Founder, Owner, & Financial Advisor
David Peters is the Founder and Owner of David Peters Financial Group and Peters Tax Preparation & Consulting, PC. David has over fourteen years of experience in financial services, including 3 years in the hedge fund industry and six years in the insurance industry. David was the first-ever Chief Financial Officer at Compare.com - a position he held for more than three years.
Currently, David is a National Instructor for the AICPA, Surgent, and Kaplan. He regularly teaches courses in accounting, finance, insurance, financial planning, and ethics throughout the United States. David holds four masters degrees, and is currently pursuing his PhD in Financial Planning. He contributes regularly to various CPA publications, including NCACPA’s Interim Report, SCACPA’s CPA Report, and VSCPA’s Disclosures. David was also a co-author of the 2018 Virginia CPA Ethics course – a required course for all CPA’s licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The American College
Bryn Mawr, PA
Ph.D. Financial Planning & Retirement Income - Current
M.S. Financial Services - 2014
Virginia Commonwealth University
M.B.A. - 2011
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
M.Div. Master of Divinity - 2006
Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
Since December 2013
Certified Life Underwriter (CLU)
Since June 2013
Certified Financial Consultant (ChFC)
Since June 2013
Certified Property & Casualty Underwriter (CPCU)
Since May 2013
Activities & Associations
Board member at Leadership Metro Richmond
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants:
Young Member Leadership Committee (since 2016)
Member Retirement Committee (since 2016)
Certified Global Management Accountant (CGMA)
Since July 2012
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina
University of Illinois
M.S. Accounting - 2004
Evan Douglas Peters
Evan Douglas Peters is the Content Director and Producer for David Peters Financial Group. Coming from an audio production and songwriting background, Evan has a Bachelor of Science in Music Engineering from the University of Miami (FL), and 7 years of experience in audio production and mixing. All DPFG video productions—including the Demystifying Finance YouTube series, Peters Professional Education course videos, and more—are produced by Evan, in addition to the Accountable podcast. In his free time, Evan enjoys writing and producing music, building software for creatives, and watching the Chicago White Sox.
Brianne White is an Administrative Assistant at David Peters Financial Group. A University of Virginia graduate, Brianne has a wealth of diverse experience—having spent time as an executive assistant at an engineering firm, as an assistant at a hedge fund, and also currently owning a property and lifestyle management company. Outside of work, Brianne enjoys playing the piano and taking in some musical theater with her daughters and many pets.