CDH Announces New Principal Promotions

CDH is excited to announce the promotions of Yoko Yamamoto and Phil Lampugnano to the position of Principal.

Yoko-Yamamoto,-CDH.jpgYoko Yamamoto joined CDH in 2006 as a Senior Accountant in the Business Advisory Services Group, providing financial accounting and tax advice to international clients.  She has over 15 years of experience in the Accounting and Finance industry and specializes on working with international companies.  In 2015 Yoko shifted her focus to helping multi-national companies with their Transfer Pricing and Valuations issues.  In her role, she specializes in preparing transfer pricing reports and providing accounting and tax related advice to subsidiaries of foreign companies operating in the U.S. In addition, she is one of only a few bilingual English and Japanese speakers who hold the business valuation credential, Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), from the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts.  On January 1, 2018, Yoko was promoted to Principal at CDH.

Yoko earned a Masters of Accountancy from Southern Illinois University and is a licensed CPA and CVA.  She is an active member of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Chicago.

When not working, Yoko enjoys playing the piano and keyboard in her band.

PhilLampugnano,-CDH.jpgPhil Lampugnano joined CDH in 2007 as a Staff Auditor in the Assurance Department where he thrived for 10 years and reached the level of Senior Manager.  During his time in Assurance, Phil worked on a large range of audit clients and has expertise in the manufacturing, distribution, professional services and leasing industries.  Phil has also obtained significant experience working with many of CDH’s international clientele.  In February of 2017, Phil was promoted to oversee CDH’s Business Advisory Services Group (BAS).  As BAS Leader, Phil is responsible for the oversite and business growth of the entire department.  Phil’s primary focus is on growing the accounting services practice which provides accounting and managerial support for small to mid-sized businesses.  He is currently heavily involved in building CDH’s accounting software integration initiative with Sage Intacct.  On January 1, 2018, Phil was promoted to Principal at CDH.

Phil is a certified public accountant (CPA) and is a “Double Demon” having received both his undergrad (Accounting and Management) and his MBA from DePaul University.

At home, Phil stays busy with his wife Crystal, whom he has known since age 7, and his two boys, Phillip and Dominic.  Phil loves to travel, play golf and enjoys good food and wine.