Favorite quote
Every day above ground is a good day.

Fun fact
Played rhythm guitar in a rock band in high school.

University of Akron - B.S. in Accounting

David M. Koly

CPA | Principal


As a Principal at W3 Global Accounting, David provides accounting, auditing, and tax and business advisory services to closely-held businesses in various industries. He is heavily involved with tax compliance reviews and tax planning for his clients. He also enjoys the practice development aspects of his role at W3 and ensuring client satisfaction. One of his most notable examples of a client-first mentality is surviving a train/car crash and returning to work the next day!

Prior to opening his own accounting practice in January of 1996, he was affiliated with Touche Ross & Co. and its predecessor, J.K. Lasser & Co., for over six years, and was a partner in a local firm for twelve years. He recently merged his firm with W3 Global Accounting, LLC. David has had experience in auditing, business consulting, tax research and compliance, and personal financial planning.  He specializes in working with closely held corporations in the medical, service, wholesale distribution, retail, construction, and non-profit industries.

David is a graduate of the University of Akron with a B.S. degree in accounting.  He graduated from St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron where he participated on the wrestling team.

David is a member of the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He was previously a board member and treasurer of the Akron Jaycees, the Akron Jaycees Foundation, the YMCA Endowment Foundation, and the Portage Country Club.

David is currently a director (in his 40th year on the board) of the Akron Zoological Park where he is a past treasurer and board chairman, president of the Lehner Family Foundation, a local private foundation, president of Bluecoats, Inc., which serves first responders in Summit County, board member and treasurer of The 1 in 6 Foundation, which raises money for prostate cancer research and awareness, a member of the Akron Community Foundation Professional Advisors Council, and he serves on the finance council of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Akron.

David is a graduate of the 1990-1991 class of Leadership Akron. He is a member of Bluecoats, Rotary Club of Akron, Leadership Akron Alumni Association, Portage Country Club, and Hill’n Dale Club.

David lives in Akron with his wife Nancy.  They have a daughter and two grandsons. He enjoys spending his free time with his family and playing tennis, pickleball, golf, and shooting sporting clays. They are parishioners of St. Sebastian Church and St. Anthony Catholic Church in Akron.