Dave was drawn to accounting at an early age. After taking a high school accounting class, he was hooked. “I saw how it helped my family’s business develop a road map for success,” he says. “I was intrigued—and wanted to help other businesses do the same.”
As the firm’s CEO and managing partner, Dave specializes in aiding closely held businesses—like his family’s—through the complexities of tax law, strategic tax planning and compliance. “For me, it’s all about helping a client get to the next level,” he says. “I enjoy making a difference.”
Dave began his accounting career in 1992 and joined Froehling Anderson in 2003. He’s grateful for the relationships he’s developed over the years, along with the helpful nature of the firm’s staff. “It’s never ‘me,’ or ‘I,’” he explains, “We are willing to work across disciplines so our clients get the best answer possible.”
Outside of his role at Froehling Anderson, Dave, with his wife, Kelly, plays the role of “Super Dad” to his three kids. Between swim meets, trips to northern Minnesota, and year-round hockey, the Benusa family is always on the move. Dave also enjoys volunteering with various community organizations, cooking, traveling and biking.
- University of Minnesota, Masters of Business Taxation
- St. Cloud State University, Bachelors of Accounting