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 35 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, Assurance & Advisory 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.

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
So Sum is a Tax Director with over 18 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 15 years of experience. Her experience includes Foreign Bank and Financial Account reporting, foreign trusts, controlled foreign corporations and passive foreign investment companies. » 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 – Assurance & Advisory
Keith Hamasaki, CPA, is a Senior Assurance & Advisory Manager with over a decade of experience. He specializes in audit and business advisory services to emerging and middle market companies. » Full Biography

Steve Chhuor, CPA

Manager – Assurance & Advisory
Steve Chhuor, CPA, is an Assurance & Advisory Manager at KROST. As a trusted advisor with nearly a decade of experience, he specializes in audit and business advisory services. » Full Biography

Stacey R. Korman, CPA, MST

Director – Accounting
Stacey Korman is the Director of Accounting 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

Sossi Bekarian, CPA

Manager – Accounting
Sossi Bekarian, CPA, is an Accounting Manager at KROST. She has experience working on engagements for clients in the manufacturing, entertainment, service, restaurant, and medical industries. » Full Biography