Jason C. Melillo, CPA


Jason Melillo, CPA, is the CEO of KROST and a Principal of KBKG, Tax Credits, Incentives, and Cost Recovery. Previously, Jason was the practice leader of the Accounting, Advisory and Assurance Services practices. His areas of expertise include foodservice, manufacturing, real estate, retail, as well as technology and professional services industries.

Jason has been a lecturer to large organizations such as the California Society of CPAs, the American Institute of CPAs, and organizations such as the California Restaurant Association. He has given many seminars on cost segregation and other matters to CPAs, attorneys, and industry professionals.

Jason has a degree in finance and business economics from the University of Southern California. He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Professional Experience

  • KROST, CEO (January 2022 — Present)
  • KROST, Principal — Accounting, Assurance and Advisory Practice Leader (January 2005 — 2021)
  • KBKG, Principal (January 2005 — current)
  • KROST CPAs, Manager (January 1997 — January 2005)
  • Louis Foods, Inc. Controller (1988 — 1997)


  • Bachelor of Science, Emphasis in Finance and Economics University of Southern California, 1988
  • Accounting Core Program University of California at Los Angeles, 1997

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of California Society of CPAs
  • Member of American Institute of CPAs
  • Lecturer — California Society of CPAs Education Foundation and discussion groups
  • Lecturer — Lorman Education Services
  • Lecturer — Pasadena Business and Technology Center
  • Lecturer — California Restaurant Association
  • Cal CPA Real Estate Conference — Past Chairman
  • AICPA Large Firm Group — Chairman (2019 to present)

Extracurricular Activities

  • Certified Grocers Federal Credit Union, Board of Directors (1995 — 2003)
  • Pasadena Enterprise Center (Business Incubator), Board of Directors (1992 — 2005)
  • Oakmont Country Club (2011 — Present)
  • Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association (1991 — Present)
  • Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association Board Member (2014 — Present)
  • Five Acres Board Member (2020 — Present)

Jason's Thought Leadership

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