Leininger Advisors, Ltd

Biography for Donald J. Leininger, CPA


Donald is passionate about professional business coaching and advisory services to business owners who are serious about optimizing their business and quality of LIFE!


1978 to 1982: Ernst & Young in Minneapolis, a national Certified Public Accounting firm serving the banking community, as well as audit, accounting, and tax services for corporate clients.   


1983 to 1989: Froehling, Anderson, Plowman & Egnell, Ltd., a local Certified Public Accounting firm located in Excelsior, MN.  Donald was manager in charge of performing audits, and also performed accounting and general management services for small business customers. 


1990 to 2016: Founding partner in Leininger, Ltd., a Certified Public Accounting firm serving small business customers and the banking community. Donald provided audit, accounting and review services, financial statement preparation and analysis, loan request proposals, forecast financial statements and cash flows, and analyzing areas of risk.  Donald was also the partner in charge of tax services and planning. 


2017 to present:  Leininger, Ltd. renamed as Leininger Advisors, Ltd to focus on the strategic and advisory needs of our customers.  


Beginning in 2009 Donald began transitioning his services at Leininger, Ltd. to focus exclusively on providing advisory business coaching and financial analysis services to help business owners be more intentional about optimizing their business results and quality of LIFE!


2012 to 2014:  Owner FocalPoint Business Coaching Franchise in Plymouth, MN, providing business coaching powered by Brian Tracy. 


1997 to current:  Member RAN ONE,  an organization offering world class software and resources helping small businesses grow and become more successful.

  • 2011: Recipient of "Best Client Experience" award for helping a salesperson triple their sales.
  • 2012: Recipient of "Work / Life Balance" award for taking two months of vacation with his wife, Lori, to walk the Camino de Santiago, a 500 mile pilgrimage trail across Northern Spain. ..


1982 to present: member Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants.


1979 to current:  Married to Lori Leininger for 38 years, with two children and now three precious grandchildren.


1978: Graduated with highest honors from St. Cloud State University, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting.


Donald has also been a volunteer in the Twin Cities community in a variety of capacities.