Dave L. Stende, CPA

Managing Partner/CEO

Dave L. Stende

By keeping client service as our first priority, I find it very rewarding coming to work each day to do my part in helping the firm continue to grow and be successful on behalf of our clients.


Eide Bailly is fortunate to have many highly qualified, incredibly talented and deeply experienced partners throughout the organization ... but, ultimately, every great team has one boss leading the way. Dave became the firm's Managing Partner and CEO in 2013 after holding several key leadership positions, including COO, Partner-in-Charge and Audit Practice Leader.

As CEO, Dave is responsible for carrying out the policies and objectives adopted by the firm's Board of Directors (and being the Guinea pig who gets called on first during every fun'' HR ice breaker). He oversees the management and profitability of the firm and is responsible for implementing and monitoring actions to achieve the firm's strategic and long-range plans. Dave is also responsible for monitoring developments in the accounting profession and business environment in order to determine their relevance to the firm and its market leadership position.



  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • North Dakota Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants – Major Firms Group
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants – Government Technical Standards Subcommittee, Past Member; Government Finance Officers Association Special Review Committee, Past Member


  • Certified Public Accountant


  • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration and Accounting – University of North Dakota, Grand Forks


Community Involvement

  • United Way – Tocqueville Society and Majors Division
  • Fargo Marathon, Member, Board of Directors