Boca Raton, FL: April 21, 2013 – Jeffrey Alan Bolton, CPA, Co-founder, Partner, and member of the Executive Committee of Daszkal Bolton LLP, died in a tragic swimming accident in the Bahamas on April 19, 2013.
Having co-founded the firm in 1992 along with Michael Daszkal, Jeff focused on helping business owners achieve success by increasing cash flow, expanding revenue streams, reducing expenses, protecting assets, and implementing business processes. A frequent public speaker on this topic, Jeff was passionate about educating the business community which earned him national recognition as a “Pathfinder” by the AICPA and as the “Small Business Leader of the Year” by the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce.
Jeff was instrumental in helping to create several Daszkal Bolton divisions such as Strategic Business Solutions, Benchmark Financial, White Knight, Family Office, and turning a fascination with sports and professional athletes into a division called “Game Plan”.
Outside the office, Jeff was just as passionate and dedicated to numerous charitable causes. He served on the Board of Directors for the Bone Marrow Foundation and was Chairperson of the annual “Sports Legends” Event. He was the Corporate Chair of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s “Light the Night Walk” for many years in honor of his son Jason’s fight with the disease. By spearheading fundraising efforts and helping to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for local charities, Jeff served as a role model who inspired clients, associates, and friends to get involved. Jeff also took a leadership role in the professional community and served with the South Florida Manufacturers Association as Treasurer, Board Member, and Member of the Executive Committee.
Michael Daszkal commented that “Jeff was one of South Florida’s best accountants when it came to entrepreneurs and family owned or closely held businesses. His passing is a tremendous loss not only to family, friends, clients and the community at large. Jeff was instrumental in the growth of our Jupiter office which will remain strong, as will the entire firm. I and all the Partners will work hard to support Jeff’s family and take care of Jeff’s clients, while preserving his vision and legacy at the three offices he helped build here at Daszkal Bolton”.
Born and raised in New Jersey, Jeff attended Arthur L. Johnson Regional High School in Clark, New Jersey, graduating in 1983. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Accounting from American University in Washington D.C. in 1987. Jeff was a Certified Public Accountant through the State of Florida, and a member of both the American and Florida Institutes of Certified Public Accountants.
Jeff is survived by his wife Mirka, his two children, Jason and Lexi, as well as his brother Brian Bolton, and his parents Joel and Barbara Bolton.
In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family asks that donations be made to the Jeffrey A. Bolton Children’s Education Fund, 2401 N.W. Boca Raton Blvd., Boca Raton, FL 33431.
Funeral arrangements will be posted on our website www.daszkalbolton.com as soon as information is available.