University of Northern Iowa

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David Deeds

Instructor of Entrepreneurship - John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center
UNI College of Business Administration


Responsibilities: Founder and CEO of the development and general contracting firm, Cedar Valley Restoration and Development. The firm develops and constructs new architecturally appropriate housing and mixed-use structures as well as renovates existing homes preserving the historically significant architecture.

Professional Accomplishments: Mr. Deeds is an accounting, property management, and construction professional with more than fifteen years of experience progressing from big five public accounting to management for a Fortune 200 transportation company to CFO for a $250 million private real estate firm. He most recently founded and serves as CEO for a real estate development and general contracting firm. He has extensive experience in real estate finance, accounting, and information systems. He directed the turn-around of a failing accounting and information services function while working in the senior housing industry. He also has extensive experience in Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and internal reporting and staff recruitment and management in addition to a solid background in employee benefit plan issues, accounting guidance evaluation and integration of merging companies’ financial information.