Derek Stross


Director of Tax Strategy

Years at Core

Since 2022

Make life worth living.

Derek Stross joined CORE Wealth Advisors, Inc in 2022 having had over 24 years of public accounting experience. He graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelors degree in Accounting and Management Information Systems and earned his MBA from the University of South Florida. He is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Valuation Analyst, and has performed business valuations for financial planning, estate and litigation purposes.

Derek has served as an expert witness in the areas of divorce and business interruption losses. He has also assisted with personal injury and other financial issues related to litigation and insurance claims.

Derek has a broad range of tax experience including personal, corporate, partnership, and employee benefit/retirement plans. He also has a long history of working with closely held or family businesses in industries such as construction, citrus and cattle, manufacturing, chemical, real estate, communications, and a variety of personal service, and retail businesses.

He is a member of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts. Derek and his wife Claire have 3 children.


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