David Olson, CPA/CVA

Partner Emeritus

David Olson

After 43 years in public accounting, David Olson is in retirement transition.  His primary responsibilities include succession and exit strategies, business merger/acquisition, and mentoring management level staff.


  • B.S., Accounting – University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD

Certifications and Licensures

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)


  • Consultative services, including Succession Planning and Exit Strategies, and Business Valuation Services (CVA)
  • Business sales and acquisitions
  • Over 40 years of experience in Agri-Business, Manufacturing and Construction based businesses.

Industry Expertise

  • Entity Taxation
  • Business Formation and Development
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Business Sales and Acquisitions
  • Business Capitalization and Financing
  • Business Systems Implementation and Review

Associations & Community Involvement

  • Former President and Councilman, City of Mitchell, SD (1986 – 1995)
  • Former President and Board Member, Mitchell Development Corp (1988 – 1996)
  • Former President and Board Member, Mitchell United Way (1995 – 2003)
  • Former President and Board Member, Mitchell Hockey Assn (1995 – 2002)
  • Former Board Member, Avera Queen of Peace Hospital (2009 – 2018)
  • Board Member, First Dakota National Bank (2003 – Present)
  • President and Board Member, Sam Tronnes Memorial Foundation (2012-Present)
  • Board Member, Sam F. Weller Family Foundation (2014-Present)
  • Board Member, Mitchell Area Charitable Foundation