LeadershipIndustry Knowledge and Client Service
The leadership of DOZ is committed to providing the best combination of industry knowledge and client service. Serving clients across the United States for more than 25 years, DOZ Members and Principals are leaders in the in the industries we serve. Active in numerous community and industry organizations, DOZ’s leadership team sets a tone for helping others across our firm.
Steve Dauby, CPA – Member
Steve is one of the founding members of Dauby O’Connor & Zaleski, LLC, and has specialized in the real estate industry since 1984. He has extensive experience in the affordable housing arena, with a particular focus on properties that utilize the LIHTC pursuant to IRC Section 42.
Sean O’Connor, CPA – Member
Sean is one of the founding members of Dauby O’Connor & Zaleski, LLC, and has been in the practice of public accounting for over 30 years. DOZ started as a two man firm in 1987, and has grown to a nationally-recognized leader in the real estate arena with clients in over 45 states.
Thaddeus B. Zaleski, CPA − Tax Member
Ted has been in public accounting since 1968, two years part time while in school, two years split between audit and tax, and the last thirty-eight years strictly tax. Prior to the time of founding Dauby O’Connor & Zaleski, all his experience was with medium size national CPA firms; S.D. Leidesdorf & Co. (merged with Ernst & Young) and Laventhol & Horwath in Chicago and Indianapolis.
Jeff Lathrop, CPA – Audit Member
Jeff has specialized in the multifamily housing real estate industry since joining DOZ in June 2004. He has prepared and/or reviewed numerous audits of limited liability companies, partnerships, and not-for-profit entities owning various real estate developments.
Steve Hise, CPA – Tax Member
Steve joined Dauby, O’Connor & Zaleski, LLC as the Director of Tax in 2007 bringing over 25 years of experience in the real estate industry. Steve’s experience includes six years of public accounting where he specialized in audits and cost certifications required by HUD and financial forecasts required to secure investor capital.
William D. Farrington, CPA – Audit Member
Bill has been in financial and management executive positions in industry and public accounting since 1981. Bill has completed audits on limited partnerships, general partnerships, and corporations ranging in size from small rural development partnerships to large corporations.
Heather Perry, CPA – Audit Member
Heather has specialized in the real estate industry since 1998. During that time, she has prepared and/or reviewed numerous audits of limited liability companies, corporations, partnerships and not-for-profit entities owning various real estate developments. These audits have been prepared for HUD, RD, and various debt and equity providers.
Nancy Morton, CPA − Tax Member
Nancy has been in the practice of public accounting for over 18 years, having worked with the international accounting firms of Arthur Andersen and Deloitte & Touche prior to joining Dauby O’Connor & Zaleski, LLC in December of 2001.
Gemi Ozdemir, CPA
Cemal/Gemi has been with DOZ since 1993. Started as an audit intern and worked as an auditor, IT manager and head of marketing for 10 years. He soon realized he was better at karaoke than debits and credits and has served as the Director of Marketing ever since.