Don B. Johnson, CPA, CVA, ABV


Don B. Johnson

At the end of the day, my passion lies with my clients. I enjoy getting to know them and diving into what matters most, not only on a business level but in their personal lives as well. To be successful, we must analyze all of those pieces, because the definition of success looks different for everyone.


Since 1985, Don has been building accounting experience where his focus lies within the financial institution industry. In his work, he manages and supervises numerous bank engagements that include valuation, consulting and tax services; he also provides tax planning and compliance services to bank clients, closely-held businesses and individuals.

When working with clients, Don evaluates all aspects of their lives, knowing that success isn't always measured financially alone. Don listens to his clients and provides honest, valuable and sometimes hard-to-hear feedback that will push their business and lives to the next level.

When he isn't at work, Don finds enjoyment in relaxing activities. Sometimes that means getting outdoors for an early morning run as the sun rises, and other times it means spending a blissful summer afternoon on the boat with his wife or going on road trips in their convertible.



  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Member
  • Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants, Member
  • National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, Member


  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Certified Valuation Analyst
  • Accredited in Business Valuation


  • Bachelor of Science, Accounting – Minnesota State University Moorhead


Client Work

  • Merger and acquisition consulting – represents buyers or sellers regarding financial institution transactions.
  • Provides strategic and succession planning consulting for financial institutions.
  • Conducts various valuation services and reports to include shareholder agreements, estate and gift, minority shareholder redemptions, mergers, acquisitions and sales of banks.


Community Involvement

  • Ronald McDonald House Charities, volunteer