Mr. Daggett graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Business Administration with an Emphasis in Accounting. He attended Golden Gate University in the Masters of Taxation Program. He also attended Ventura College of Law for one year before withdrawing due to his wife being diagnosed with cancer.
Mr. Daggett began his career at Arthur Andersen & Co. (the largest accounting firm in the world) in the tax & small business departments and, after two years was recruited away by Deloitte & Touche (formerly Deloitte, Haskins & Sells). Deloitte is currently the largest accounting firm in the world. While at Deloitte, Mr. Daggett was the youngest person promoted to Tax Manager at the time. He became a CPA in 1986 and a Certified Valuation Analyst in 1991. Mr. Daggett has been a CPA for over 30 years and operated his own accounting firm since 1987 in addition to being involved in multiple other enterprises.
Mr. Daggett has been involved in numerous M&A transactions both as a Tax Manager on the Deloitte Mergers &Acquisitions team (in the Los Angeles office) and in his own accounting firm. He has been involved in the sale or purchase of over 150 companies during his career. Mr. Daggett has worked in international tax, corporate tax, individual and estate tax, and has specific experience working with high net worth individuals and companies in the engineering, Governmental Contracting, publishing, television and radio, construction, architectural, real estate, legal, medical, not for profit and service industries.
Additionally, Mr. Daggett has been the CFO of a $250 million Venture Capital Fund where he was responsible for determining which companies were funded and accountable for how proceeds were used. After his departure from Citadel Capital, Mr. Daggett formed Gator Hawk Armor, Inc. As the CEO, Mr. Daggett built Gator Hawk from zero revenue to a multimillion-dollar body armor manufacturer where he was involved in all aspects of the operations of the company including the manufacturing processes, financial analysis, patent and trademark applications, ISO Certification, contract negotiations, cost analysis and international sales. Mr. Daggett sold this company to a Canadian Public Company in late 2007. Mr. Daggett continues to be involved closely with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department.