KEY PROFESSIONALS

Chulhyung Bae, CPA, CVA, CGMA Managing Partner

EXPERIENCE SUMMARY

Chulhyung is a managing partner of ABL CPA.

He is a CPA with more than 20 years of experiences in financial statements audits, business advisory/consulting, internal audit, financial accounting, and general corporate financial matters. He is currently leading the Audit and Business Advisory Services of the firm, serving publicly traded regional/community banks, other smaller-sized community banks, subsidiaries of Korean multi-national corporations, and medium-to-large local businesses. He is also a frequent lecturer on subjects including financial accounting, loan accounting, financial statements analysis and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. He is currently a member of Board of Directors for Korean American Society of CPAs.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

• Center Bank (Currently Bank of Hope) – Controller, Los Angeles, CA
• KPMG LLP – Audit Practice, Los Angeles, CA
• KPMG LLP – Business Advisory Services, Los Angeles, CA

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

• American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
• National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts
• Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

EDUCATION

• Master of Accounting, University of Southern California
• MBA, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
• BA in Economics, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea

Johnny Jeong, CPA Tax Partner

EXPERIENCE SUMMARY

Johnny is a tax partner of ABL CPA.

He is a CPA with more than 15 years of experiences in tax compliance and consulting. He specializes in U.S. and inbound international taxation and has extensive experience in providing tax services to various public and private entities, including those in the manufacturing, consumer product, banking and technology industries.

He has substantial experience with general corporate tax consulting, corporate tax provision review, and corporate tax compliance engagements. He provides professional services related to tax efficient corporate restructuring, forming joint ventures, and cross border transactions. He has assisted clients in various Internal Revenue Service and state tax examination proceedings. He also has extensive experience with ASC 740 (formerly known as FAS 109, Accounting for Income Taxes) for public and private entities.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

• KPMG LLP – Senior Manager, Tax, Los Angeles, CA
• Ernst & Young LLP – Senior Associate, Tax, New York, NY

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

• American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
• California Society of Certified Public Accountants

EDUCATION

• MBA in Taxation, Baruch College/City University of New York (CUNY)

Shin W. Kim, CPA Assurance Partner

EXPERIENCE SUMMARY

Shin is an assurance partner of ABL CPA.

He is a CPA with more than 15 years of experiences in financial statements audits and business consulting services. Prior to joining ABL CPA, Shin performed audits and business advisory consulting services for mainly multi-national clients in various industries at KPMG and PwC. Additionally, while with KPMG, he also led multiple US GAAP to IFRS conversion projects. At PwC, Shin participated in NPL/ABS projects for financial institutions and business/IT consulting projects for Korean governmental bodies in addition to performing financial statement audits for international companies headquartered in Korea, US, and Europe.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

• KPMG LLP – Senior Manager, Audit, Los Angeles, CA
• Samil PricewaterhouseCoopers – Audit and Advisory, Seoul, Korea

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

• American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

EDUCATION

• Master of Accounting, University of Southern California
• BA in Business Administration and Accounting, University of Kansas

Bah-Hah Lim, CPA Assurance Partner

EXPERIENCE SUMMARY

Bah-Hah is an assurance partner of ABL CPA.

He is a CPA with more than 10 years of experiences in financial statements audits, compliance audits, and internal control related advisory services. He has extensive experience with a number of projects that require professionals from the U.S. for multinational clients.

He has been a frequent instructor at various seminars in the U.S. on accounting and audit issues, including International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) seminars. He also participated in due diligence, management advisory, CFO/Controller outsourcing projects for many companies in various industries.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

• KPMG LLP – Senior Manager, Audit, Los Angeles, CA
• Deloitte & Touche LLP – Senior Associate, Audit, Philadelphia, PA

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

• American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

EDUCATION

• BS in Accounting, University of Delaware
• BA in German Language, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

Kyung K Lee, CPA Director, Business Development and Client Service

EXPERIENCE SUMMARY

He has more than 17 years of experiences in marketing, planning, budgeting, performance analysis and supply chain management with small to medium sized companies as well as large global company in capacity of CFO and Director of Finance/Operations. He also has extensive experience in the following areas:

• Strategic & Long Range Planning
• Budgeting & Forecasting
• Financial Modeling/ ROI analysis / KPI Management
• P&L Management
• Process Innovation

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

• PTI Marketing – CFO
• LG Electronics /Mobile Communication Division – Director of Finance and Ops
• LG Electronics /Home Appliance and Home Entertainment Division – Director of Finance

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

• American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

EDUCATION

• Master of Science in Accounting, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign