The Center for Financial Reporting and Management and the Accounting program both benefit from the support and counsel of a distinguished Advisory Board. Their commitment to the profession and to Berkeley Haas keeps us focused on preparing the next generation of accounting professionals to deliver high-quality financial reporting in the business community worldwide.

Jane Allen

Political Economy of Natural Resources Major
UC Berkeley
Principal at PwC

“I help clients through a variety of problems such as the strategy and implementation of a risk-based approach to Information Governance, with a focus on legal/regulatory compliance and proactive management to avoid IP theft or cyber breaches. This also includes responding to Fraud Investigations, SEC or other regulatory investigations, global eDiscovery matters, and cyber breaches. My team leverages advanced technology in a forensic manner to help with proactive or reactive matters, often also incorporating Investigative Data Analytics in our work.”

John Caldwell

History Major
UC Berkeley
Audit Services Partner at Grant Thornton

“Accounting is the language of business. My interest in it began with the structure and order that it brings to business activity and the knowledge that auditing was and is such a great place to launch a business career. As the years passed by, the challenges never diminished and the opportunities to add value in numerous settings never ceased.”

Ignacio L. Griego

Business and Economics Major
UC Berkeley
Assurance Partner at BDO

“After working on several types of public and private financial service clients, I gravitated towards my private alternative investment fund clients – hedge, private equity, and venture capital funds. To gain expertise, I moved to a national CPA firm that specialized in hedge funds. In addition to becoming a technical expert within the hedge fund industry, working at a smaller national firm also allowed me to utilize many of the general business courses taken at UC Berkeley as I partook more in office management each year. This experience has prepared me well in leading BDO’s western region hedge fund practice.”

Mark McComb

Business Major
UC Berkeley
Partner at KPMG

“Public accounting firms all devote significant resources to continuing education (one of the reasons that all of the Big 4 firms are in the Fortune top 100 best places to work). Associates gain technical accounting, analytical, project management and people management skills that are valuable throughout a career.”

Eugene Park

B.S. Business Administration, MBA
UC Berkeley
Partner at ACG

I assist technology companies with their tax needs. Tax is one of the more complex areas in financial reporting, and typically one of the largest line items in the income statement. It is a great challenge to analyze a myriad of data points and facts to properly account for an enterprise’s operations from an income tax perspective. My Cal education prepared me well for this role and I enjoy meeting students who are interested in pursuing a similar career path.

Bradley W. Poole

Business and Accounting Major
University of Texas at Austin
Audit Partner at Deloitte

“Recruiters look for students who are seeking challenges and who are open to learning. Recruiters are looking for students who have demonstrated high technical competency and analytical skills. Recruiters will also be interested in students that demonstrate effective teaming, project management, leadership, and communication skills. As a recruiter, I am always am interested in understanding what sparked the student’s interest in accounting, and what their long term plans are professionally.”

Kinman Tong

Business Major
UC Berkeley
Partner at Moss Adams

“My career in public accounting has been a fantastic journey where I frequently find myself embracing the Berkeley Haas’ four defining leadership principles. I have constantly questioned the status quo in identifying innovative ideas to address and solve challenges that my clients face. I have strived to exhibit confidence without attitude by leading my teams through trust and smart collaboration. As a student always, I have continually pursued growth in myself in learning from my amazing team, my clients, and the ever-evolving business environment. Lastly, my passion for the world of not-for-profit, education, and health care; is rooted in the mindset of beyond yourself – where I enjoy seeing the great impact that my clients have within their respective local and global communities.”

Angela Ty

Business Major
UC Berkeley

Partner at KPMG

I work with venture capitalists, portfolio managers, and deal teams at private equity funds, venture capital funds and hedge funds. It is interesting to gain insights on their investment thesis and strategy. As an undergraduate Haas alumni, I enjoy serving on the CFRM advisory board and recruiting at CAL to revisit where I began my career in business and public accounting. Being a part of the Haas community as a student expanded my network and knowledge to pursue a career in accounting and finance. It allowed me to meet various firms and determine the right next step for me that would set me up for a successful career. As an active recruiter at CAL and alumni, I hope to provide that experience to students today.

Erin Baucom

Accounting and International Studies Major
Butler University
Audit and Assurance Partner at Deloitte

Francois Hechinger

Partner at BDO USA

Ed Kennedy

Partner at Ernst & Young

Matt Koontz

Division Director, Marketing & Communications at CalCPA

Laura Martinez

Partner at PwC

Jack Russi

Vice Chairman & National Managing Partner at Deloitte

Berkeley Haas Academic Board Members

Administrative Board Members

  • John Clamme, Director of Corporate Partnerships, Berkeley Haas
  • Tom Devlin, Director, UC Berkeley Career Center
  • Abby Scott, Assistant Dean, MBA Career Management & Corporate Partnerships
  • Erika Walker, Assistant Dean, Berkeley Haas Undergraduate Program