Douglas Hoffman

Douglas L. Hoffman

Douglas L. Hoffman, CPA,MBA

Certified Business Coach


Doug Hoffman along with his partners started, and because they wanted to help small to midsize businesses grow and prosper with expert advice and coaching that only big corporations historically have had access to. Doug’s motivation is to give back to the business community all of the knowledge and experience he has gained in the past 43 years of his career working with small, medium and large business entities.

Douglas L Hoffman, CPA,MBA has been working with small family owned businesses and high net worth individuals with their estate, tax, business coaching and advising and personal financial planning for more than 43 years. He is a CPA who also has been accredited with the Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) designation by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Doug has a B.S. degree in accounting from the SUNY at Plattsburgh and a MBA degree from the University of Connecticut. Before starting his own CPA firm, Douglas worked for Aetna Life and Casualty Insurance Co., Price Waterhouse & Co. and was the corporate controller for the Lake Placid 1980 Olympic Winter Games.

He is a member of the NYSSCPA as well as a member with AICPA. He is a partner in Adirondack Asset Management, LLC, a personal financial planning and investment management firm located in Saranac Lake and Lake Placid. He is also a business consultant and principal in American Business Transitions, Inc., an organization dedicated to helping family business owners and members to navigate the complex issues and challenges of succeeding in perpetuating the family business. In this endeavor, Douglas brings his CPA experience as well as the experience of operating thirteen businesses between his wife, three children and his own entities in their family enterprise.

He was the President of the Adirondack Chapter for the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) from 2005 to 2008. He is on the Board of Trustees of the Adirondack Health medical center and was also the Treasurer and Secretary for the Adirondack Medical Center Foundation and a Trustee of his church. He was the President of the North Country Community College Foundation. He was also past Treasurer and Board Member of the Adirondack Economic Development Corp., the Lake Placid 2000 Club, the Lake Placid/Essex County Visitors Bureau and the Adirondack Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Doug enjoys alpine and cross country skiing, hiking the Adirondack mountains in his back yard and his hobby of collecting and restoring collectible cars; specifically American “muscle cars”. He and his wife Carol have been married for 43 years and have one daughter, two sons and 6 grandchildren! His most precious time is spent with his family and especially his grandchildren.

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Managing Partner:

Hoffman Eells & Gray CPAs, PC - 1977 - Present (39 years) Lake Placid, Plattsburgh, Malone, Massena, Canton, New York. We are the premier accounting firm in Northern New York with 5 offices to serve clients providing proactive services to help make our clients profitable and successful. We have over 30 professionals ready to meet your needs.

Unlike most accountants, we believe in being PROACTIVE to help our clients to be more profitable and successful. We believe in giving back to our clients all the experience that we have gained over the past 40 plus years serving our client base. For example we have a online coaching system that teaches our clients a simple 5 step formula to GENERATE ALL THE customer or client LEADS THAT THEIR business can possibly handle.

Our specialty is our "CFO2Grow" (tm) services providing financial, marketing and strategic business consulting and coaching services to help businesses that can not afford a full time CFO (chief financial officer). WE TEACH OUR CLIENTS A SIMPLE 5 STEP FORMULA TO GENERATE ALL THE LEADS THEIR BUSINESS CAN POSSIBLY HANDLE! Go to and learn about the three biggest mistakes existing business owners make.....and how to avoid them.

We also provide consulting for strategic and innovation planning, profit improvement and marketing for revenue and cash flow growth. If your business is unprofitable, stagnated or declining, we can help you get your business to the next level of success. If you want to transition out of the business, we can help you prepare to prepare to sell the company for the maximum value or transition it over to new management.

Naturally we also do the normal CPA services too such as auditing, accounting, financial statements, taxes, bookkeeping, payroll and sales tax services, gift, estate and tax planning, personal financial planning. If you like your present accountants; but they do not have the time or expertise to meet your needs, there is no need to replace them we can work with them to meet your objectives.

If not NOW; then WHEN? Stop procrastinating and call us today! Your successful future starts with the phone call to 518-523-2581.

President and Business Consultant/Coach:

American Business Transitions, Inc. 1996 – Present (20 years)Worldwide via internet, telephone and face to face coaching and consulting. WE TEACH OUR CLIENTS A SIMPLE 5 STEP FORMULA TO GENERATE ALL THE LEADS THEIR BUSINESS CAN POSSIBLY HANDLE! HOW? We have an online E-learning system that not only tells you the secrets, but also shows you how to put them into action to get results. It has training on how to get:

  1. More Leads
  2. More conversions
  3. More transactions
  4. Higher Prices
  5. More PROFITS!

Would you like to learn more? Go to and sign up for 4 introductory videos. Once you become a member, the program has a QUICK START module to help you to make instant profits and 52 weeks of webinars to help you grow your business to the next level no matter what your goals are. That's why we can GUARANTEE more PROFITS! Give at least three hours a week and find the path to FINANCIAL FREEDOM! Learn the three biggest mistakes that START UP companies make and how you can avoid them.

www.CFO2grow.BIZ and Business valuations, succession planning, family business consulting, mergers, acquisitions, sales of business. Strategic planning, retirement planning. Innovation, team building , communication skill training. We provide CFO2Grow (tm) services to help businesses that can not afford to hire a CFO or are too busy working in the business to work on the business. We help to get the business to the next level of success by consulting or coaching in strategic, innovation, profit, marketing, revenue and cash flow improvement. Your success starts now with a call to 800-915-8680.

Personal Financial Planner and Partner:

Adirondack Asset Management, LLC - 1996 – Present (20 years) Lake Placid, NY Click Comprehensive personal financial planning and investment management performed on a fee only basis, no commissions or hidden fees. We work directly for and are paid by our clients, not a product driven company. Call 518-523-4147.