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When to Seek Out a CPA

Date:       May 12, 2017
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“The Mentors” Business Radio Host Ric Brutocao interviews seasoned CPA David Doran

Ric Brutocao

“Let’s face it,” says “The Mentors” business radio host Ric Brutocao, “financial management and control is the key to a successful business and a family life that is not constantly in debt.” That’s why Brutocao’s Saturday, May 13 guest is David Doran, CPA, a managing partner and audit partner with the certified public accountants and consultants firm White Nelson Diehl Evans LLP.

Listeners will learn valuable insider perspective about financial management in business, how a CPA can help fuel company growth and when is the right time, and best way, to work with a CPA.  Listeners will also gain some insight into federal policies currently being considered in Congress.  Streaming audio of this and all shows may be found on-demand at

David Doran, CPA

Doran brings to Saturday’s radio conversation with CEO host Brutocao extensive experience serving privately held, entrepreneurial and family-owned businesses. Doran’s expertise spans several industries, including manufacturing, distribution, financial services, business and professional services and healthcare. Doran also directs the firm’s nonprofit practice and has worked with numerous nonprofit service organizations and foundations.

Recognized as both a “Distinguished Business Leader” (2009) and an “Outstanding Alumnus” (2010) by his alma mater California State University, Fullertion (CSUF), Doran was also the recipient of CSUF’s “Legends and Legacy” award in in 2010, and is active in various community and religious organizations.

Ric Brutocao is one of the rotating CEO hosts of “The Mentors” radio show whose CEO expertise includes past president of DACOR, partnering with and re-structuring companies in such varied industries as wine, baking, real estate and nonprofits, as well as starting, leading and selling various companies in the tech space.  Several of his peers consider Brutocao to be one of the best operational leaders they’ve ever met and will call on him to help them out as needed.

One of Brutocao’s greatest passions is helping others succeed in achieving their dreams and finding fulfillment.  Mentoring others is something he and all “The Mentors” hosts have done and continue to do, regardless of how busy they are.

The following week, host John Phillips will interview Don Alex of Insperity, Inc. regarding human resources challenges and solutions.  Phillips is the co-founder and co-owner, with his wife, Mary, of one of the largest and most customer-centric stained glass window companies in the industry–Associated Crafts & Willet-Hauser, some of whose legacy stained glass are more than a century old, will focus on the nuts and bolts of how to build a great business that stands the test of time. Following Phillips in the hosting rotation will be “The Mentors” host Tom Loarie, a pioneering CEO in the life sciences industry, who has a special interview with Retired Rear Admiral Ray Smith lined up for Memorial Day weekend.

“The Mentors” radio show can be heard on the Salem Communications network stations KCBQ AM1170 San Diego (Saturdays, Noon) and KTRB AM860 San Francisco (Saturdays, 7am), and on-demand nationwide at:

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