Ashwin Dhanesha

Ashwin Dhanesha, CFP®, CFA, CPA, EA

Financial Advisor

As a CPA and financial advisor, Ashwin helps his clients build and protect wealth, minimize taxes, and plan for retirement. Using his expertise in financial planning, investment, and taxes, Ashwin designs and implements sophisticated financial strategies for his clients’ financial planning needs.

Ashwin has over 20 years of diverse experience within the financial services field. Prior to starting Dhanesha & Associates, Ashwin worked on various management positions in investment banking, corporate finance, risk management, and public accounting.

Ashwin is passionate about all things finance and loves helping people make smart financial decisions. He enjoys helping his clients organize their financial life and pursue their financial goals. Ashwin has been a Georgia native since 1997 and a Falcons fan ever since. Ashwin lives with his family in Johns Creek area.

Ajay Shah

Ajay Shah, MBA, CPA

Tax Consultant

As a tax consultant, Ajay helps his clients minimize their taxes while keeping them in full compliance with federal, state, and local tax laws. Using his extensive experience and up-to-date knowledge in individual as well as business taxes, Ajay plans for and prepares his clients’ taxes with a goal of reducing their tax burden as much as legally possible.

Ajay has been a practicing tax professional since 2003. Prior to joining Dhanesha & Associates, Ajay worked as a tax manager for a boutique CPA firm in Los Angeles, CA for 14 years. Prior to that, Ajay worked on various management positions in corporate finance within financial services industry.

Ajay loves educating his clients about the tax implications of their routine financial decisions and how tax planning can help avoid costly tax mistakes. Ajay moved to Georgia in 2017 and now calls Atlanta his home. He lives with his family in Alpharetta area.

Ankit Patel

Ankit Patel, CPA

Certified Public Accountant

Ankit helps small business owners free from tedious tasks of accounting, bookkeeping, payroll, and taxes so they can focus on growing their business. Ankit provides reliable financial accounting and reporting services needed for informed business decision-marking and profitable growth.

Ankit has been working in public accounting since 2005. Prior to joining Dhanesha & Associates, Ankit worked with a regional mid-sized CPA firm in Georgia as an accounting manager for 8 years, and with PWC as a senior associate in their accounting and advisory division for 4 years.

Ankit is an entrepreneur at heart who takes great pride in guiding his small business clients through the unique challenges they face and supporting them in achieving their business goals. Ankit moved from Mumbai India to Atlanta in 2005 and has been a Georgia native and a die-hard University of Georgia Bulldogs fan ever since. Ankit lives with his family in Cumming area.

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The quality and strength of a Financial Services firm relies on its personnel, and in this aspect, we stand out. Our team consists of highly qualified CPAs and financial planners who hold years of relevant experience and industry-leading credentials. If you are an experienced CPA, EA, CFP, and/or CFA, we invite you to explore the possibility of becoming a valued member of our team. Kindly submit your resume to to initiate the conversation.

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