The Cole Gavlas PC Firm Partners
Get to know the partners of Cole Gavlas.
Jeff is a graduate of Michigan State University and has been a CPA since 1983.
He holds certifications in everything that is important to business people including Certified Strategic Performance Measurement (CSPM), Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Certified in Tri-Metrix Analysis (no acronym provided for this one.)
He is also trusted with the treasury by groups, having served as treasurer for organizations like the Kalamazoo County Alumni of Michigan State University and the Kalamazoo County YMCA.
Jeff is a member of Southridge Reformed Church, and a member of the Park Club Historical Foundation. He's been married for over 30 years to his High School sweetheart, Cathy Jo Cole (Wendt). They have two children, Lauren A. Mulder (married to Jacob Mulder), and Spencer A. Cole.
Jeff regularly helps businesses create and achieve their strategic objectives. Ask him why his DISC profile advises you to "not use gimmicks" when communicating with him.
Daniel J. Gavlas
Dan Gavlas has been a partner with Cole Gavlas since January 1, 2001 and a CPA for almost 20 years. When Dan started in accounting, Enron was a successful company and no one had heard of a Blackberry that wasn't edible.
His experience spans all phases of accounting, tax consulting, and general business advisory services for medium and small businesses and individuals. He is especially knowledgable about the real estate industry, manufacturing, construction, and medical.
Dan graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants.
Ask Dan what it means that his DISC profile lists him as a "Supporting Coordinator."
Jeff Cole and his staff know our business situation very well. During our annual meeting … they plow through that year’s financial numbers and help us plan everything from tax savings strategies to how we can become leaner and more efficient, to estate planning ideas.