Danielle Puente, CPA
As Dan’s daughter, Danielle grew up around the family business but never thought it would one day become her passion to help lead the organization. Prior to joining DP Electric, Danielle graduated from University of Arizona in Entrepreneurship and Accounting. She is a licensed CPA and worked in public accounting prior to joining the construction industry.
In 2015, Danielle joined DP Electric as the Controller and quickly learned the finance and human resources side of the business. The first impact that Danielle had was to hire an HR leader, Christina Fernandez, and together they improved the culture through various initiatives such as appreciation lunches and an award system called DP Dinero. These initiatives are still a part of the DP Electric culture today and the Company consistently wins Top Companies to work for in Arizona since 2016.
As the Company grew from a 30M contractor in 2015 to 60M in 2018, Danielle was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in 2018 and started to get more closely involved with all aspects of the business including preconstruction and operations. Dan and Danielle formed a leadership team in 2018 and Danielle became the main driver of strategic planning and team health.
Today, Danielle is widely recognized in the organization as Dan’s successor. Her vision is to continue to grow the business in a way that aligns with the founding values of the organization. Danielle is also an actively involved in various construction industry associations and is currently serving as the President of the Construction Finance Management Association (CFMA).