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"Our mission is to maximize wealth for private business owners by building business value and converting it into personal wealth"
- Gary Fitzgerald




Gary Fitzgerald  

Gary Fitzgerald, CPA is a partner with Fitzgerald & Company, a certified public accounting and financial management consulting firm.

Gary serves as a CFO/consultant to private business owners by directing the strategic planning process to maximize the value of their business, protect both their personal and business wealth, and convert their business ownership into financial independence.

Gary is an experienced financial executive of both public and private equity owned companies.

Fitzgerald & Company are members of Midas Advisors, InKnowVision Wealth Design, The Stage 2 Business Solution, and Estate & Wealth Strategies Collaborative, networks of wealth advisors.

Melody Thorton  

Melody Thornton, CPA, is our firm’s Tax Manager. Having built a distinguished career over the past 20 years with one of San Diego’s oldest and largest accounting and consulting firms, Melody is one of our region’s leading tax consultants.

Her specialties include tax strategies, tax reporting, stock based compensation, stock options, corporate tax planning, tax provisions for public companies, mergers and acquisitions, with focus on private and closely held companies. She also possesses a comprehensive knowledge of taxation for not-for-profit organizations and California state tax issues.

Her extensive expertise spans tax and management consulting for companies across a variety of industries including construction, technology, light manufacturing, and distribution. Her distinct ability to understand and respond to the unique challenges faced by today’s small businesses allows her to develop and execute sound tax planning strategies for each and every one of our clients.

Tani Renee Duke  

Tani Renee Duke graduated in 1984 from Loyola Marymount University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. She immediately began working in the accounting field. She became a Certified Public Accountant in 1989; working in Public Accounting from 1984 to 1991. From 1991 to 1996 she worked in Private Industry as a Controller.

She joined Fitzgerald & Company in 1996. She provides part-time Controller services for several clients of our firm. Tani has been a QuickBooks Pro Advisor since 2003, making her an expert in all aspects of the program. She is also a Certified Specialist for Solomon and Master Builder programs.

Tani specializes in the Compilations & Reviews of mid-sized businesses. Having worked in Public Accounting for 20 years, and being part of Fitzgerald & Company for 13 years, Tani continues to be a huge asset to our firm and the clients she serves.

1011 Camino Del Rio South
Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92108
Office 619.543.1296
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