Jason C. Melillo, CPA


Jason Melillo 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 and Assurance & Advisory Services practices. His areas of expertise include food service, manufacturing, real estate, retail, 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 — Present)
  • KROST CPAs, Manager (January 1997 — January 2005)
  • Louis Foods, Inc. Controller (1988 — 1997)


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

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)​​
  • Member of California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA)
  • Lecturer — California Society of CPAs Education Foundation and discussion groups
  • Lecturer — Lorman Education Services
  • Lecturer — Pasadena Business and Technology Center
  • Lecturer — California Restaurant Association
  • AICPA Large Firm Group — Chairman (2019 — Present)

Extracurricular Activities

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

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