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Cofounders

 
 
 Dave Duval

Principal

Dave Duval

Dave Duval served as a Trustee of Quechee Lakes Landowners’ Association and The Quechee Club in Quechee, VT for four years.  He was President and CEO from 2014 though the end of his term in 2016.  During his tenure he focused on upgrading governance practices; the completion of a membership survey and 5-year business plan; improving communications with members; financing a new $5 million indoor and outdoor Aquatics Complex; integrating committee and Board activities; implementing more meaningful financial reporting; and developing a 10 year Integrated Funds Plan.  The plan established the groundwork for several years of capital improvements designed to modernize the capital base, increase membership satisfaction and attract new buyer/members. Immediately prior to his role at Quechee Lakes, he served on the Board of Governors of Charles River Country Club in Newton Centre, MA for 8 years and as Treasurer for 6 of those years. During his tenure, he assembled a peer group of Club Treasurers, General Managers and Controllers in the greater Boston area for the purpose of sharing financial information and promoting best practices. While serving as Treasurer he oversaw a survey of the membership and developed and executed against a long-term financial plan resulting in the completion of an extensive list of member-satisfying capital improvements totaling close to $17 million. At each Club, he negotiated appropriate levels of debt on favorable terms.

Dave is a Certified Public Accountant and earned his undergraduate degree from Bentley University and his MBA from Babson College.  During his 40-year professional career, he served as the EVP/CFO of a privately held group of companies and more recently as a partner in venture capital firms that helped more than 80 portfolio companies fund and execute carefully crafted plans for more than 20 years.  He has served as a Director and Officer of several companies, non-profits, clubs and associations and is an Overseas Member of Portmarnock Golf Club, Co. Dublin.

Reach Dave at 617.519.6281 or dduval@cbpros.com

 
 
 Joe Abely

Principal

Joe Abely

Joe Abely served on the Board of Directors of Brae Burn Country Club in West Newton, MA for 12 years. Over that period of time he was Treasurer for 6 years and President for 3 years. During his tenure Joe oversaw the return of the golf course to championship caliber; renovation of the main member dining venue to create a more efficient and enjoyable dining experience; the renovation of the pool complex to address the growing family utilization and addressed the service culture of the Club. He made the use of an annual membership survey an integral part of measuring the satisfaction of the membership and areas for the Club to focus on. Over the last 10 years Brae Burn undertook almost $20 million dollars in capital improvements that added to the membership experience. These capital improvements were funded within the existing dues and fees structure with no borrowings or additional member assessments.

Joe is a Certified Public Accountant and earned his undergraduate degree from Boston College and his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Over his 40-year career he was a partner in a major international accounting firm and served as CEO/COO/CFO of public, venture-backed and non-profit entities. He has also served as a Board member of a variety of public, private-equity backed, non-profit and membership organizations.

Reach Joe at 781.953.9333 or jabely@cbpros.com

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I have had the opportunity over the past decade to work closely with both Joe and David in their capacity as Board members and Officers. Their clubs have benefitted from their years of experience in accounting, finance and overall business management. Their expertise enabled them to implement the strategic planning, budgeting and financing necessary to guide their clubs through successful major renovations in difficult economic times. Many other clubs would be well served by their knowledge and experience.
— Dan Condon, CPA, Founding Partner | Condon, O'Meara, McGinty & Donnelly LLP - Certified Public Accountants
 Club Consultation and Strategic Planning
We have worked with David Duval at two of his clubs where as club president he guided us in survey and strategic planning work and at his golf club in Boston where he was the treasurer as we developed capital improvement programs. He is very knowledgable about private club financial affairs and the political side of working with members to effect necessary change to improve all aspects of club offerings. You can’t go wrong with David and his firm if your club needs help in the financial area of operations
— Bill McMahon, Sr., Chairman | McMahon Group - Private Club Planners And Consultants