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Donny C. Shimamoto


Donny C. Shimamoto

Founder and
Managing Director

Dedicated to Strategic Growth

Donny C. Shimamoto, CPA.CITP, CGMA, is the founder and managing director of IntrapriseTechKnowlogies LLC, an advisory-focused CPA firm dedicated to helping small businesses and middle market organizations leverage strategic technologies, proactively manage their business and technical risks, and enable balanced organizational growth, and development. Donny also works with larger organizations as a trusted business advisor, facilitating organizational strategic planning and execution, IT governance and planning, enterprise architecture, information architecture and assurance, business process improvement, and business intelligence initiatives.

Bridging Business and Technology
Donny was the first Certified Information Technology Professional (CPA.CITP) in the State of Hawaii, and is one of only four in the state. The CITP credential is a specialty designation of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), that identifies Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) with the unique ability to bridge between business and technology; meeting the strict requirements for a CPA license as well as additional training and experience in: technology strategic planning, IT architecture, business process enablement, system development and acquisition, IT audit and control, and IT governance. 


Influencial Role in the AICPA
A past chairman of the AICPA’s IMTA Executive Committee, Donny has been both influential and critical in several AICPA initiatives including development of an IT Competency Model for CPAs, and redesign of the CITP Credential. Donny previously co-chaired the AICPA’s Business Intelligence Working Group, researching and creating practice aids in the area of Evidence-based Management, Application & Data Integration and Information Assurance. Donny has also been involved in the authoring of guidance published by the AICPA on IT Considerations for Risk-Based Auditing and Enterprise Business Intelligence. As a subject matter expert, Donny is often an invited speaker at national and international webinars, and a familiar speaker at national-level AICPA and vendor conferences and at state CPA societies conferences and continuing education events.


Experience in a Wide Variety of Industries
Donny obtained invaluable knowledge and exposure to a wide range of industries and sectors (retail, hospitality, state government, defense, and higher education) while earning his CPA license as a member of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP's Business Assurance Services, Operational & Systems Risk Management Services, and Management Consulting Services lines of business.  With ITK he has expanded his industry expertise to include not-for-profit (social services, foundations, and membership organizations), professional services, small businesses, technology, and mobile professionals.

Professional Associations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)  

    • 2015 - present: CGMA Webcast Task Force

    • 2014 – present: National Conference of Lawyers and CPAs

      • Discussion leader for Artificial Intelligence (December 2016) and Cybersecurity (November 2018)​

    • 2014 – 2016: Nominations Committee

    • 2011 – 2014: Chair, Information Management & Technology Assurance Executive Committee

    • 2010 – 2013: At-Large Member – Governing Council

    • 2009 – 2012: Assurance Services Executive Committee

    • 2009 – 2011: Co-Chair – Business Intelligence Working Group

    • 2006 – 2009: Information Technology Executive Committee

    • Other activities and leadership positions: CITP Redesign Task Force, CPA Horizons 2025 Advisory Panel, EDGE Conference Steering Committee, Emerging Technologies Task Force, IT Competency Model Task Force, Risk-Based Auditing (IT Considerations) Working Group, TECH+ Conference Steering Committee 

  • Hawaii Society of Certified Public Accountants (HSCPA)  

    • 2002 - present: member

    • 2010 – 2014: Board of Directors 

    • 2008 – 2010: Chair, Technology Advocacy Committee


Member: Houston Society of CPAs, IIA Hawaii Chapter, ISACA Hawaii Chapter, Texas Society of CPAs

Awards and Accolades

  • 2012 – 2019: Top 25 Thought Leaders in Public Accounting, CPA Practice Advisor Magazine

  • 2017 & 2018: Top 100 Most Influential People, Accounting Today

  • 2016: Standing Ovation award, Information Management & Technology Assurance Division, AICPA

  • 2013 & 2014: Top 100 Most Influential People, Accounting Today

  • 2014: Top “40 Under 40”, CPA Practice Advisor Magazine 

  • 2012: Maximo Mukalebai Award for Outstanding Service to the CPA Profession, AICPA

  • 2010: President’s Award, Hawaii Society of Certified Public Accountants

  • 2007 & 2009: Top “40 Under 40” CPA Technology Professionals, CPA Technology Advisor Magazine

  • 2004: Top Technology Leader, Pacific Business News

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