Key Team Members
Ryan Cho, CPA
Area of Focus:
Mr. Cho has more than 22 years of experience in the public accounting and invaluable industry experience with US and global companies. He has extensive experience in audits for both private and public companies, SEC reporting and due diligence transactions including post-merger integration services. Mr. Cho offers specialized expertise in the automotive, manufacturing and distribution, technology, and e-Commerce industries. Mr. Cho’s international experience includes: IFRS while working as a CFO in financial industries and due diligence in South Korea. Furthermore, Mr. Cho has been engaged in various IPO engagements.
Prior to joining Benjamin & Young, LLP, Mr. Cho served as an audit senior manager for KPMG Los Angeles practice focusing on SEC practice including automotive industry and Korean practice. After successfully completing 9 years at KPMG, Mr. Cho was recruited as a CFO for Prudential Securities in South Korea, a wholly owned subsidiary of Prudential Securities USA. Mr. Cho later joined Ticket Monster (T Mon), a leading e-Commerce company with transaction volume over $2 billion (US$), as a CFO managing over 50 accounting and finance team members. At T Mon, Mr. Cho successfully led and completed 3 separate mergers and acquisitions in different times with Groupon USA, Living Social, and KKR (one of the largest private equity firm in the USA), reported financial statements under US GAAP and IFRS to its parent company, and worked closely with external auditor, PwC and E&Y.
Mr. Cho continues to assist T Mon and KKR with financial reporting on a consultative basis and is involved as a CFO for other small businesses.
Education and Professional Credentials:
- Certified Public Accountant, California
- University of Illinois, Urban-Champaign - MBA, emphasis on Finance and Investment, May 1996
- Yonsei University - B.S. of Business Administration, emphasis on Finance, March 1993