Who We Are

Firm History


MSW Consultants was founded by David L. Davis, CMA. Prior to establishing the firm, Mr. Davis served as a division controller for Waste Management, Inc., worked as an accounting manager for Riverside Public Utilities, and was a Senior Associate with Hilton Farnkopf & Hobson (now HF&H Consultants).


Since establishing the firm in 2000, Mr. Davis has provided a broad range of solid waste consulting services to local jurisdictions in the areas of rate setting, service procurement, regulatory compliance, waste diversion, facility feasibility analysis, and operational assessment.


Firm Personnel




David Davis
CMA, President

David Davis is a cost accountant and an expert in solid waste macro- and micro-economics. Mr. Davis has held executive management positions in both local government, and in the private sector. Mr. Davis has served as the chief financial officer for hauling and landfill divisions of a national waste management company, and provided solid waste consulting service to over 50 local government agencies. Mr. Davis is an active contributor in the solid waste industry, and has served on the Board of Directors of the Southern California Waste Management Forum (SCWMF) since 1999.


Mr. Davis graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a B. A. in Finance, and is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA). He is the principal of MSW Consultants, and is located in Temecula, California.




Craig D. Stroud
CPA, Senior Consultant

Craig Stroud is a CPA and operational analyst with over 16 years of experience revamping the operations of companies. He is familiar with corporate controls and accounting flow to performing in-depth analysis and modeling extensive what-if scenarios. He has served in managerial, operational, analysis and marketing roles within the professional services, DOD, healthcare and e-commerce arena’s. As a strategic coach within the professional services arena he facilitated the growth of over 35 client firms grow through a concentrated practice management program. As a revenue analyst with SAIC Craig ran extensive data queries and financial models to maximize IPT program staffing revenue. He has built multiple departments within companies, from conception to operational profitability. Mr. Stroud is a veteran of the U.S. AirForce. He graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo with a BS in Business Management, with a focus on Accounting. He earned his CPA certification while employed as an auditor with the national CPA firm Ernst & Young.