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Edward Davis, CPA/CGMA

Senior Partner

Edward Davis is a Senior Partner with PP&Co. Ed joined the firm in 1985 as a staff accountant, immediately following his graduation from San Jose State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. He became a Partner at PP&Co in 1997, and served as Managing Partner from 2018 through 2023.

As a senior partner, Ed is responsible for providing tax and business consulting for closely held businesses, their owners and families, and foreign businesses entering the US market, as well as audit and accounting services. He is an active member of the Firm’s International Tax, Construction, and Real Estate practice groups and holds both Life Insurance and Securities licenses (Series 66 and 7).

Ed has long been an active member of PrimeGlobal, one of the largest associations of independent accounting firms in the world.  He has served on multiple committees and boards, having been named Chairman of first the PrimeGlobal North American Board and, subsequently, Chairman of the World Board.  As part of his duties and travels, Ed has developed business and personal relationships with members from around the world.

We asked… Ed Answered

What’s the biggest challenge you feel your firm faces, and how do you inspire your employees to address it?

The greatest challenges we face are twofold:  1) the need for real-time technical updating due to the current legislative environment; and 2) the need for personalized service. We need to exemplify exceptional personal service and work with our staff, so they understand that that is the norm, not the exception.

What is the most important aspect of managing client relationships?

Getting a real understanding of our clients’ goals and objectives so that we can tailor our services to help them achieve those.  Understanding what the client really wants helps us better serve them in the short and long term.

How do you measure success?

When we take care of business and provide exceptional service, when we help our clients meet their goals and objectives, everything else falls into place.  True success is enjoying what you do and getting a feeling of satisfaction out of doing it.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • San Jose Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, Treasurer
  • Leadership San Jose, Class of 2017, Silicon Valley Organization
  • PrimeGlobal North America, Board of Directors, Past Chairman
  • PrimeGlobal World Board of Directors, Past Chairman
  • Entrepreneurs’ Organization Silicon Valley, Past Member

Community Activities

  • Thomas Cowan Bell Scholastic Foundation, Director
  • Bellarmine College Preparatory High School, Audit Committee, Member
  • Stand Up For Kids, Volunteer
  • Silicon Valley Organization (rebranded as San Jose Chamber of Commerce) PAC Board of Trustees, Past Member
  • Bay Area After School All Stars Board of Directors, Past Chairman
  • Bellarmine College Preparatory High School Development Committee, Past Member
  • Bellarmine College Preparatory High School Dads’ Club Board of Directors, Past President
  • SJSU College of Business Alumni Association, Past Director and Treasurer
  • Charter School of Morgan Hill Gala Event, Past Chairman