CDH Announces Principal and COO Promotions

Posted: January 14, 2019 - Blog, News

CDH is pleased to announce the promotions of Riki Shah and Naoko Lech, both to Tax Principals.

Riki Shah joined CDH in 2011 and specializes in individual, corporate, and pass-through income taxes. He devotes his time to both the domestic and international client base. Riki is intimately familiar with complex U.S. regulations, ensuring clients receive the best tax outcomes possible and also handles the compliance and consulting of sales/use tax and tangible personal property tax.

Riki is actively involved in the firm’s LEAD committee and recruiting efforts. He recently organized and moderated the first ever Women in Public Accounting panel at Loyola University Chicago (LUC). The emphasis of the panel was to highlight success stories of women as leaders in the industry and to provide advice to the young women that are graduating from LUC.

Riki is a Certified Public Accountant with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business with a focus on Accounting from Loyola University Chicago.

Naoko joined CDH in 2008 bringing years of experience working at a multinational corporation and financial institution. She works closely with foreign corporations and individuals doing business in the U.S. by assisting them with various types of tax matters, specifically focusing on international tax issues and state filings.

Naoko enjoys bringing peace of mind to her clients by providing clear explanations of complex U.S. tax issues.  Also, as a member of the CDH Japan Business Group, she is the liaison between businesses in Japan and the U.S.

Naoko is a Certified Public Accountant with a Bachelor’s Degree from North Central College.

CDH is also excited to announce the promotion of Lee Arnsman to Chief Operating Officer.

Lee joined the CDH administration team in 2012 and has since grown into becoming a key leader in the HR Consulting practice. She is a highly qualified human resources professional with more than two decades of experience managing HR and personnel departments at various organizations throughout the Chicagoland area.

With this background, Lee is always continuing to build her knowledge and hone her skills in organization leadership and change management which will be a valuable foundation and methodology to apply in her new role.

Congratulations to Riki, Naoko, and Lee!