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Sheldon Derezin

Founder and Partner

CPA Firms

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Sheldon Derezin

Sheldon Derezin CPA, CFP was a founder and partner in CPA firms in San Diego from 1975 to 1998. In 1998 the Company was acquired by American Express Tax and Business Services. In 2005 he became the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Waxie Sanitary Supply and remained in that position until his retirement in 2012, he is currently a consultant to the company and VP of Mergers and Acquisition. He also serves as a forensic accountant and financial consultant to a variety of businesses.

Sheldon has served on the boards of San Diego Hall of Champions, the Bank of Commerce (acquired by US Bancorp). He is currently a board member and Treasurer of the San Diego Food Bank and is also a member of the board of Jewish Family Services.

In his spare time he enjoys being with his grandchildren, traveling and photography.

Entrepreneurship Distinction
  • Top 25 among America's Most Entrepreneurial Universities 2015.
  • Top 10 in list of "America's Best Colleges for Entrepreneurs."


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