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Gregory Wahl - Consider Going Public

August 11th, 2016

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Gregory A. Wahl is in charge of the strategic vision of the Firm. Greg served as the Managing Partner for a regional public accounting firm’s Orange County Office in Costa Mesa from January 2005 to November 2007.

Greg began his career with KPMG LLP in 1999 and left in 2004 as a Manager in the Audit and Assurance Practice.

Greg has been working with companies in Asia (Singapore, Korea, Hong Kong and China) and taking them public for the past nine years. He has grown the Firm from himself to a multi-office, international boutique with over 65 professionals in six years.

Greg has over 17 years of experience in auditing and consulting companies that file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and has significant experience resolving complex accounting and SECreporting issues. He has a particular expertise in life sciences, pharmaceuticals, specialty finance, includingsub-prime lending, consumer products, including consumer electronics, distribution, manufacturing, and retail; and technology, including clean-technology, alternative energy industries. He regularly supervises engagements for companies that are completing going public transactions (Form 10, Form S-1, and reverse takeover transactions) and secondary public offerings for companies.

His transactional experience has allowed him to be involved in capital raises in excess of $3.5B where he has partnered with Deutsche Bank, Jeffries and Company, JP Morgan, Dawson James Securities, Inc., Dominick and Dominick and Merrill Lynch. He has been involved with six successful securitization transactions with over $2.0B in value and responsible for the compliance with the SEC rules under Regulation AB and assisted a well-recognized Wall Street underwriter with its due diligence on the loan pools related to each securitization.

Greg has extensive experience with control processes and risk management for numerous companies and developed various firm standard templates and working papers for compliance with PCAOB Accounting Standards. He has participated in numerous financing transactions, auditing companies in international jurisdictions (including Canada, China, Europe, Hong Kong and South East Asia) and with multi-locations.

He has assisted companies with their internal financial reporting and has consulted his clients with the drafting, summarizing, and negotiating key contracts for compliance with appropriate US GAAP for revenue recognition and for business combinations, particularly reverse merger transactions.