Doug Salaway is founder of DMS Advisors. Doug is a financial advisor, attorney, and business owner. His varied experience in personal finance, tax, law, and business allows him to take a 360-degree view of a client’s financial life and help tie it all together in a holistic, comprehensive plan.
Born and raised in New York City and Long Island, NY, Doug’s passion for personal finance started at a young age as he followed his grandmother who was very active on Wall Street. Doug graduated college from the University of Pennsylvania. From there Doug went to the University of Notre Dame where he graduated law school and with an MBA. Doug’s business school studies focused on finance and investment management.
Doug started his professional career in Kansas City with the national law firm Polsinelli, LLC (then called Polsinelli, White, Vardeman & Shalton), where he practiced business and tax law, specializing in advising companies on retirement plan matters. Doug joined H&R Block in 1999, where he worked at its corporate headquarters, and over a 12-year period served in a wide variety of management roles, including legal, operations, business development, and mergers & acquisitions.
Doug left the corporate world in 2011 to become an H&R Block franchisee in Arizona. Presently, Doug owns and operates 15 H&R Block offices in the Valley and works with a team of 140 tax professionals.
Doug lives in Scottsdale with his wife, Kim, and their four children. Doug enjoys spending time with his family hiking and watching his children in each of their sports activities.