Southern California Accounting Firm Haskell & White Promotes 7 within Audit and Tax Departments

IRVINE, Calif. (January 18, 2018)Haskell & White, one of Southern California’s largest independently owned auditing and tax consulting firms, is pleased to announce the promotion of five employees in the Audit and Business Advisory Services Department and two employees in the Tax Department.

“At Haskell & White we place a premium on providing continuous training and supporting professional growth. The success of our employees has a direct link to the success of our firm and our clients, and we strive to provide new challenges and continuing encouragement to all of our staff,” said Managing Partner Wayne Pinnell. “Congratulations to this extraordinary group of individuals. We look forward to seeing them continue to rise above and beyond expectations and thrive in their new positions.”

The Irvine, Calif.-based firm has more than 80 staff members in Orange County and San Diego, and it prioritizes employee training and growth as well as promoting from within.

The staff members who have been promoted are as follows:

Carlos Martinez, CPA, Audit Principal

A Southern California native, Carlos Martinez has more than 10 years of accounting and auditing experience. His areas of expertise include financial accounting and reporting, compliance, auditing, internal control reviews and operational efficiency opportunities, as well as assisting clients with mergers, acquisitions, leveraged buy-outs, and recapitalizations. He also has expertise working with private equity groups and serving their portfolio companies. After two years in North Carolina working at one of the nation’s largest accounting firms, Martinez returned in 2014 to San Diego. He serves on the Board of Directors for the San Diego Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth and is a member of the Aerospace and Defense Forum, National Defense Industrial Association, San Diego Venture Group, AICPA and CalCPA.

Kari Walton, CPA, Audit Manager

Kari Walton has been with Haskell & White for five years after working at a Big Four firm for three years. A resident of Tustin, Walton specializes in the life sciences, manufacturing and technology sectors. Her new role will include mentoring staff and seniors as she works alongside them on client engagements. As a manager, she is responsible for ensuring audits are performed on time and within budget. Walton received her Bachelor’s degree from Biola University.

Henry Phung, CPA, Audit Senior

Henry Phung came to Haskell & White with experience working with both public and private companies at a local accounting firm. A resident of Westminster, Phung enjoys utilizing his experience and skills to tackle complex issues for clients particularly in the dairy, manufacturing and distribution, and benefit plan sectors. Phung graduated from the University of California, Irvine.

Neon Nguyen, Audit In-Charge Associate

Anaheim resident and California State Polytechnic University Pomona alumnae Neon Nguyen worked three years in private accounting for an asset management company specializing in real estate, before beginning his career in public accounting. He joined Haskell & White after a year of working in public accounting where he solely worked on public company engagements.  Nguyen focuses on medical device companies, technology companies and benefits plans. He has a strong background working with publicly traded companies and understanding SEC compliance.


Joseph Park, Audit In-Charge Associate

Joseph joined Haskell & White in 2015 bringing his innate project management skills and a thirst for learning and continuous improvement. Park moved to Irvine after obtaining his Masters from the University of California, San Diego. He is particularly interested in the real estate, manufacturing and technology sectors.

Catie Allison, CPA, Tax Senior

Catie Allison brings her exceptional communication skills to Haskell & White all the way from Kentucky where she previously worked for a regional firm and a Big Four firm after graduating from the University of Kentucky. Allison is passionate about building meaningful and long-lasting client relationships and specializes in real estate and non-profit organizations.


Daric Aono, Tax In-Charge Associate

Santa Ana resident Daric Aono joined Haskell & White with four years at a regional firm in Honolulu. He graduated from the University of Hawaii – West Oahu. Aono prides himself on using his master problem-solving skills to provide tax strategies and solutions for clients. His specializes in corporations.

About Haskell & White LLP

Haskell & White LLP is one of the largest independently owned accounting, auditing and tax consulting firms in Southern California, servicing public and private middle-market companies. With locations in Irvine and San Diego, Haskell & White combines the expansive services, knowledge, experience and reach of national and international accounting firms with the personal attention, responsiveness and value of a local organization. Haskell & White works with companies in a broad range of industries including real estate, manufacturing, distribution, life science, technology and retail. The firm provides solid expertise and services to its clients in the tax and audit disciplines, including advising SEC registrants and consulting on mergers and acquisitions. Further information on Haskell & White can be found on the firm’s website, Connect with Haskell & White at and