Denise Hanson-LaFever, CPA

Denise Hanson-LaFever business consultant strategic sos

Denise Hanson-LaFever brings over 20 years of experience as a senior financial executive with a solid business background which includes: consulting, proposals preparations & evaluations, contract & labor negotiations, due diligence preparation & oversight, operational analysis, business planning, and mergers & acquisitions to name a few. Denise possesses a solid business background with extensive knowledge of risk management, corporate governance, financial reporting & analysis, budgeting, forecasting, and automated accounting systems. Instrumental in achieving significant revenue improvements and cost reductions through reengineering, team building, contract analysis, and leadership expertise. Know problem solver that develops effective strategies to improve operational productivity and profits while maintaining regulatory compliance and contractual requirements. Proven ability to be forward-thinking, find innovative solutions, plan strategically and timely executive of goals.

Denise has diverse experience working with companies of varying sizes and types. (i.e. construction, facility management & logistics, telecom, HVAC, property management, tourism, janitorial, food services, security, personnel placement, engineering, training, drug testing, healthcare, IT, utilities, hotels, exploration mineral, oil & gas, retail, warehouse, transportation, non-profits, and more.) This diversity with different industries has given Denise the opportunity to provide a solid connection between Operations, Finance, Senior Management and the Board of Directors. Denise's extensive interaction gives Denise the insight and understanding of the process you and your company will be going through during organizational change in many different forms.


  • Certified Public Accountant, CPA, in Idaho
  • Certified Public Accountant, CPA, in Alaska
  • Certified Main Street Business Broker, CMSBB
  • Certified Exit Planning Advisor, CEPA
  • Certified Value Builder, CVB
  • Certified Commercial Investment Member, CCIM -Canidate
  • Real Estate Agent License


  • Master’s Certificate in Government Contracting, The George Washington University
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, majoring in Accounting, University of Anchorage, Alaska


  • American Institute of CPAs, AICPA
  • Idaho Society of CPAs, ISCPA
  • Rotarian
  • Boise Regional Realtors
  • National Association of Realtors, NAR
  • Mayor appointment - Steering Committee Member for New Comprehensive Plan


  • Negotiated fleet purchase of 26 pieces of Caterpillar equipment.
  • Negotiated terms for a 9 1/2 year $6.5M lease that resulted in a cost savings of $645K.
  • Negotiated purchase and financing of downtown office building to include due diligence.
  • Arranged financing for $23M dollar fishing company acquisition.
  • Mended damaged relationships with Federal officials resulting in recovery of $550K.
  • Successfully negotiated a 10-year contract worth $450M.
  • Oversaw the due diligence process for several company purchases & successful integrated the companies during & after the purchase.
  • Analyzed governmental contract terms and identified discrepancies Recouped $500K over the life of the contract.
  • Assist business owners in increasing the value of their companies and position their business for future sale.
  • As CFO repeatedly worked to align operations, accounting and the executive team with the same goal to eliminate duplication of efforts, errors, streamlining processes and leveraging technology.