LOS ANGELES, CA [Month xx, 2022] — Los Angeles-based CPA firm, KROST CPAs & Consultants, appoints Matthew Weber, CPA, MAcc, and Jonathan Louie, CPA, MST to join KROST’s Principal in Development (PID) program.

In the PID program, Matthew and Jonathan will join leadership trainings to prepare them for the partner path, as well as attend partner meetings to gain insight into the role. They will set individual goals that they will work on to achieve over the course of the next year or two. During this time, Matthew and Jonathan will refine their skills and develop their knowledge of their field of expertise.

Matthew has been with KROST since July 2015 based in our Woodland Hills office, specializing in state and local tax (SALT). Matthew’s areas of expertise include federal and multi-state tax compliance and consulting for individuals, corporations, and partnerships. He also produces articles on the financial service sector with topics that range from IRS updates to state and federal tax-related news. He serves clients in several industries, including financial services, real estate, entertainment, restaurants, technology, and manufacturing.

Matt is a natural leader. As the Chair of KROST’s financial services industry niche, Matt focuses on management companies and their investment vehicles to address issues and opportunities specific to the industry. Because of his dedication to his field of work, Matt has contributed greatly to the growth of our firm.
Lou Guerrero, Principal

Jonathan joined the firm 8.5 years ago and he is based at our headquarters location in Pasadena, CA. He is an expert in dealing with 1031 exchanges and cost segregation. Other areas of expertise include federal and multi-state tax compliance and consulting for high-net-worth individuals, partnerships, and corporations. He services clients in various industries, including but not limited to the real estate, restaurant, medical, and entertainment industries. With over 14 years of experience in public accounting, he has made great strides in our firm and really put his expertise out there within the tax industry.

Jon has always been actively involved within our firm and community. Not only is he a team player in the tax department, but he is also a core member of our Real Estate Industry Group. I’m proud to have Jon as an integral part of the team. I want to congratulate Jon on his outstanding contribution to his department and the firm.
Jason Melillo, CEO of KROST

We are happy that they are taking part in the PID program and can’t wait to see them grow even more. We are excited for their future achievements and would love to see what more they can bring to the firm.


Established in 1939 in Pasadena, California, KROST, is a full-service Certified Public Accounting and Consulting firm serving clients across various industries. Their focus is recognizing opportunities and creating value for clients by equipping them with the tools to make better business and financial decisions for the future. As trusted advisors, clients depend on KROST to provide timely information, innovative solutions, and result-driven teamwork to ensure success. Along with provide traditional services, such as Tax, Accounting, Assurance & Advisory, KROST provides special services, including Client Accounting Services (CAS), Mergers & Acquisitions, Wealth Management, Tax Specialty Services, and KROST Business Intelligence (KBI). For more information about KROST, please visit our website.