David is an American citizen who grew up overseas. His parents were involved in Missions and Not for Profit work and he lived in Mexico for four years and in Madrid, Spain for ten years where he graduated from High School. He has native fluency in Spanish. and also has French conversational proficiency.
He returned to the USA to study at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, obtaining both a Bachelor of Arts with Highest Honors in Mathematics in 1996 as well as a Masters of Accounting in 1997. While he was obtaining his Masters in Accounting he was hired as Mathematics Instructor by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After graduation, he began his career in Raleigh, North Carolina in the Audit and Assurance services department at Arthur Andersen where he worked for several years with clients in many different industries. During this time he obtained his North Carolina CPA license and worked as a senior staff accountant.
In 2001 he moved to Madrid, Spain. He gained invaluable experience working on specialty accounting and consulting projects at the worldwide headquarters of Betel International, a large not for profit organization operating in 25 countries, where he directly assisted the CFO and CEO.
David’s younger brother Jonathan Tepper was awarded the Rhodes Scholarship in 1998 and spent the next several years in the United Kingdom at the University of Oxford. After visiting his brother on several occasions and enjoying his visits, David decided to apply to the University of Oxford and he obtained a Masters in Theology at the University of Oxford in 2004. The opportunity to attend and graduate from this world famous university in the historic city of Oxford was a tremendous privilege.
David Tepper married his wife Naomi in the United Kingdom in 2005 and shortly thereafter they moved to New York City where David served as the Executive Director of a Not for Profit organization for nine years. He had the ultimate supervision and decision making authority alongside the Board of Directors for all financial aspects of the organization. He also negotiated and executed the sale of the organization’s multimillion dollar headquarter facility in NYC. This experience allowed him to obtain valuable executive decision-making skills as well as a greater understanding of issues specifically pertaining to both businesses and non for profit organizations.
David’s grandparents Freeman and Louise Prevatt lived in Wilmington since the 1940s. His mother, Mary Tepper, and all her siblings attended New Hanover High School. David always loved visiting Wilmington and it has always had a special place in his heart.
He moved to Wilmington, North Carolina with his wife and two boys in 2014 shortly thereafter he established his company David E Tepper, CPA, PLLC.
He is an avid runner and enjoys running marathons, half marathons, as well as shorter race distances.
- North Carolina CPA certificate number 27573 (Issue date: March 2000)
- Professional Financial Specialist (PFS) certificate number 33717
- North Carolina Investment Advisor Representative (CRD#6797902);
- FINRA General Securities License Series 7
- FINRA North Carolina Securities License Series 63
- FINRA North Carolina Securities License Series 65 (waiver)
- Member of the American Institute of CPAs.
- Member of the North Carolina Association of CPAs.
- Member of the New Hanover County Estate Planning Council
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