Meet Our Team

David Aiello, CPA

Senior Manager

A native of Carmel, David’s NorCal roots run deep. Prior to joining Hayashi Wayland in 2018, he spent 14 years in San Jose working primarily in public audits with tech companies in Silicon Valley. His background is a study in diversity, with clients ranging from startups to mid-size companies. His clients span a variety of industries, including medical devices, semiconductors, online advertising, and consumer products.

David specializes in:

Commercial audits and technical accounting.

He is known for:

Working with a friendly, personable demeanor while tackling highly technical accounting challenges.

His best capabilities are:

Technical accounting ranks high on his list of capabilities — and appeals to his unbridled curiosity. “I like to problem solve and figure out how things are done.” He’s also comfortable speaking in front of people and with new people.

What David likes most about his job:

In addition to enjoying accounting challenges, Dave is quite people-oriented too. “The things I most enjoy about my job are interacting with people (clients and co-workers) day to day, and coaching staff.”

He works work with:

Primarily agricultural and nonprofit clients.

Professional Affiliations and Credentials

  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA)


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Santa Clara University

Awards and Recognition

At his previous job, Dave received awards related to coaching (career advisor) and leadership.

What you may not know about David…

He is technical by day and musical by night. “I play guitar in my spare time and am a hardcoremetalhead.” David is also known within the firm as Iron Chef Carmel! He enjoys cooking for his family and learning new cooking techniques.


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