Derek Salzwedel

Derek Salzwedel

Partner, CPA

Derek is a CPA and has over 14 years of public accounting experience, exclusively serving clients in the insurance industry.


Derek is responsible for managing audit engagements, quarterly statement and annual statement engagements, preparing and reviewing tax returns, and training internal staff. He also leads an outsourced accounting function for an insurance company client. Derek has developed a wide array of experience serving property/casualty insurers, health insurers, and dental insurers, consulting with clients on a host of accounting and reporting matters, and presenting to Boards and Audit Committees.


He is working toward the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter Designation (CPCU).


What was your first job growing up?
Neighborhood paperboy. I shared a paper route with my neighborhood friend and we delivered the papers once a week on our rollerblades.


If you were not an accountant, what would you be?
I would either be a day trader or work at a greenhouse.


What do you like to do in your free time?
Getting outside and enjoying some fresh air by hiking, fishing, gardening, and playing basketball.

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance, University of Wisconsin – La Crosse
  • Associate in Insurance Accounting and Finance (AIAF)
  • Insurance Accounting and Systems Association (IASA)
  • Wisconsin Association Accountants Conference (WIAC)
  • Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants (WICPA)
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)