Dante C. Oliveto, CPA, CGMA
Oliveto Consulting Group
2809 Chillon Way, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 Cell: 818.590.4990
doliveto@OlivetoCG.com Office: 949.391.9460
Dante Oliveto is president of Oliveto Consulting Group, a California Accountancy Corporation, and brings more than 30 years’ experience as a senior-level finance executive in private industry and as an independent auditor with a national CPA firm.
Oliveto Consulting Group provides a full range of independent management consulting services, including strategic business planning; strategic finance; business valuation; mergers and acquisitions due diligence, deal structure and negotiation; debt financing; contract negotiation; organizational design; operational and financial transformation; regulatory representation and compliance; forensic accounting and litigation support.
Prior to starting his management consulting firm, Dante was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Commerce Casino (“Commerce”), where he managed all aspects of corporate finance and financial operations. Dante also served as Chairman of the Commerce Executive Committee where he led a cross-functional team of key executives in developing and executing corporate strategy; effectively partnering finance with operations and marketing to successfully execute the company’s strategic plan.
During his tenure, Dante reengineered the company’s capital structure and successfully sourced and negotiated over $300 million in private placement, bank and shareholder financing used for expansion of the casino, hotel construction, commercial real estate acquisitions and shareholder cash distributions.
Dante has served on the California Gaming Association Board of Directors where he played a key role in enhancing the industry’s stature amongst the California Gambling Control Commission and Bureau of Gambling Control. He prepared and successfully presented the financial impact analysis for Proposition 68 (2004) to the California Legislative Analyst, resulting in a ballot caption and summary supporting a $1 billion annual revenue estimate.
Prior to his role with Commerce, Dante worked in the accounting department of Avery Dennison Corporation (a Fortune 500 company) and at Laventhol & Horwath, Certified Public Accountants (“L&H”), in various positions in the audit department. During his tenure with L&H, Dante was responsible for supervising multiple engagements for accounting, auditing, tax and litigation support services.
Dante has served on the USC Marshall School of Business, Center for Management Communication, Corporate Advisory Board and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, AICPA Forensic and Valuation Services Section, and California State Society of Certified Public Accountants. Dante is an Associate member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and holds a California real estate license.
Dante graduated from California State University, Northridge in 1985 with a degree in Business Administration (Accounting). He is an active certified public accountant and chartered global management accountant.
Dante lives in Laguna Beach with his wife Tracy.