Management

Gregory Kniss, CPA

Managing Principal
Greg is the managing Principal and has been actively involved with the firm’s business consulting and tax practice for over 33 years. He is also in charge of the restaurant consulting practice. » Full Biography


Luis (Lou) Guerrero, CPA, MBT

Principal, Tax Practice Leader
Lou specializes in business consulting and tax planning. He is the Tax Practice Leader of the firm and has served on the board of directors for many organizations in the Southern California area. » Full Biography


Jason C. Melillo, CPA

Principal, Audit Practice Leader
Jason leads the Certified Audit and Review engagements practice. His areas of expertise range from the retail and foodservice industries to technology and business consulting. » Full Biography


Jean Hagan

Principal, Restaurant Operations Practice Leader
Jean leads the restaurant operations consulting practice. With her extensive industry experience, she is able to consult with restaurateurs at the store operations and strategic management levels. » Full Biography


Douglas A. Venturelli, Esq.

Principal
Douglas A. Venturelli, Esq., is a Principal at KROST. He has over 35 years of experience in Tax, Estate and Business Services. His main focus is consulting with entertainment, legal, real estate and medical industry clients as well as managing many fiduciary and estate tax issues. » Full Biography


Paren Knadjian

Paren Knadjian

Practice Leader – M&A and Capital Markets
Paren is the practice leader of the M&A and Capital Markets group at KROST. He comes with over 15 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions as well as equity and debt financings. » Full Biography


Elizabeth Hugh, CPA

Chief Operating Officer
Elizabeth Hugh brings 20 plus years of CPA firm management experience. As the COO, she is responsible for the daily operations of the firm which includes the policies and procedures to improve client services. » Full Biography


Donna Bateman, CPA

Chief Financial Officer
Donna is Chief Financial Officer with over 30 years of industry experience. She is responsible for compilations, tax returns, business consulting in tip reporting, training, and more. » Full Biography


So Sum Lee, CPA

Director – Tax
Hong Kong, China
So Sum is a Tax Director with over 15 years of experience in public accounting, auditing, and taxation. Her area of expertise includes industries such as wholesale, real estate investments, and restaurants. » Full Biography


Evelyn Fernandez, CPA, MBT

Senior Manager – Tax
Evelyn is a Senior Tax Manager with over 11 years of experience. Her experience includes Foreign Bank and Financial Account reporting, foreign trusts, controlled foreign corporations and passive foreign investment companies. » Full Biography


Jamie K. Graham, CPA

Manager – Tax
Jamie is a Tax Manager at KROST. She has been with the firm since December 2011, and has been in the public accounting profession since 2008. » Full Biography


Matthew Weber, CPA, MAcc

Manager – Tax
Matthew Weber is a Tax Manager at KROST. He has been with the firm’s tax practice since July 2015 and has over seven years of experience in public accounting. » Full Biography


Jonathan Louie, CPA

Manager – Tax
Jonathan is a Tax Manager at KROST. He has been with the firm since January 2014 and has over 10 years of experience in public accounting. » Full Biography


Keith Hamasaki, CPA

Senior Manager – Audit
Keith Hamasaki, CPA, is a Senior Audit Manager at KROST with more than 10 years of experience in accounting, auditing, and business advisory services.
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Stacey R. Korman, CPA, MST

Senior Manager – Accounting
Stacey Korman is the Senior Accounting Manager at KROST. She has spent her career managing audits, reviews, and compilation engagements for clients in the technology, foodservice, retail, real estate, and non-profit industries.
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Jeff Kamin, CPA

Manager – Accounting
Jeff Kamin is an Accounting Manager at KROST. He has been with the firm since June 2014, and has been in public accounting profession for over 10 years. » Full Biography