David Peters, CPA, CFP, CPCU, MST, MBA, is the founder and owner of Peters Tax Preparation & Consulting in Richmond, as well as a financial advisor for Peters Financial, LLC. He has over 15 years of experience in financial services, including three years in the hedge fund industry and six years in the insurance industry. David was the first-ever chief financial officer at Compare.com – a position he held for over three years. He is a national CPE instructor/discussion leader for the AICPA, Kaplan, and Surgent, and was a recipient of Surgent’s Outstanding Discussion Leader award for 2019. He regularly teaches courses in accounting, finance, insurance, financial planning and ethics throughout the United States. He is the advisor for business and industry topics for the South Carolina Association of CPAs (SCACPA) and was a recipient of The American College’s 2019 NextGen Financial Services Professional Award. He holds four master's degrees, and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in financial planning. He contributes regularly to various CPA publications, including the North Carolina Association of CPAs' (NCACPA) Interim Report, SCACPA’s CPA Report and the Virginia Society of CPAs' (VSCPA) Disclosures. He was also a co-author of the 2018, 2019 and 2020 versions of the Virginia-Specific Ethics course – a required course for all CPAs licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia.