Author, Thought Leader, Publisher, Educator, Advisor, Entrepreneur, Evangelist.
Doug Sleeter, Founder and CEO of The Sleeter Group is a passionate leader of innovation and change in the small business accounting technology world. As a CPA firm veteran and former Apple Computer Evangelist, Doug has melded his two great passions (accounting and technology) to guide developers in the innovation of new products and to educate and lead accounting professionals who serve small businesses.
Doug is best known for his expertise in QuickBooks as well as driving the adoption of online accounting and small business process solutions. In the early 1990s, Doug was a pioneer in developing the first QuickBooks seminars in the country and has since built the largest group of accounting software consultants in the small business accounting profession. Doug serves on several advisory boards for technology companies and has consulted with numerous industry leaders including Intuit, Sage, Apple, and Adobe Systems.
Doug is the publisher of the QuickBooks and Beyond blog and writes a regular column in The CPA Practice Advisor. He is the author of numerous books and courseware materials including The QuickBooks Consultant’s Reference Guide, college textbooks such as QuickBooks Complete, QuickBooks Fundamentals, The QuickBooks Step-by-Step Teaching System, and Intuit's QuickBooks Fundamentals Learning Guide.
The CPA Practice Advisor has recognized Doug as one of the "Top 25 Thought Leaders" in the accounting profession for the past several years and he has been named to Accounting Today's "Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting" each year since 2008.
Highly sought for his ability to engage and educate accounting professionals, Doug presents at various accounting events throughout the year including those held by the AICPA and numerous State CPA societies. Doug also hosts an Accounting Solutions Conference and Tradeshow attended by hundreds of accounting professionals, industry leaders and technology developers.
Doug attended both the University of California Santa Cruz and Santa Clara University and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Information Systems. Doug and his family live in Pleasanton, CA. Doug's hobbies include travel, golf, racquetball, and reading.