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MEET OUR TEAM

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Peter Yu

Founder & CEO

Peter Yu is a Certified Public Accountant with over 20 years of experience. He started his career as an auditor at Grant Thornton, LLP. In 2002, Peter founded CPA By Choice.

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Alejandra Marin

President

Alejandra Marin is a Certified Public Accountant with 15+ years of experience. She holds a Master in Business Administration from the University of Florida. Alejandra began her career as an auditor at Grant Thornton, LLP. She became a Partner at CPA By Choice Group in 2016.

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Susana Albertson

Tax Partner

Susana is the Managing Partner of Tax Services at CPA By Choice.  

Susana has extensive knowledge in all aspects of corporate tax, consulting businesses of various sizes and ownership structures with a heavy focus on real estate, manufacturing, aviation, dental practices, and consumer products industries. She has more than 17 years of domestic and global tax planning with multi-national businesses.

Susana’s experience includes corporate, partnership, mergers and acquisitions, international and multi-state taxation. She has deep involvement with a broad array of areas, including tax accounting methods, and accounting for income taxes. Additionally, she has led clients through complex IRS exams and implemented strategies focused on planning to defer and minimize tax.

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Kris Lengeler

Director of Accounting and Consulting

Kris is a finance professional with over 20 years of experience. He holds a masters in Public Administration from Erasmus in Brussels, Belgium. He began his career at Ecu International in Antwerp. Kris joined CPA By Choice in 2021.

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Nalini Jimenez

Director of Accounting

Nalini Jimenez has over 20 years of experience leading accounting and finance operations. Her experience spans small to medium-sized corporations in the US and Latin America across diverse industries, including manufacturing, distribution, and telecommunications, for both public and private entities. Nalini graduated from Universidad Santa Maria in Venezuela with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. She joined CPA by Choice in 2024. 

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Melissa Triana

Accounting Supervisor

Melissa Triana has over 9 years of experience in private and public accounting firms. She graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance, with a concentration in accounting. Melissa joined the CPA By Choice team in 2020.

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Aly Thompson

Accounting Supervisor

Aly Thompson has over 10 years of experience as a controller in the retail industry. She holds a Master in Accounting from Florida International University. Aly has served as a board of director for a multi-million corporation for 5 years. She joined CPA By Choice in 2021.

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Catalina Echeverri

Senior Accountant

Catalina Echeverri holds a Master in Accounting from Florida Atlantic University. Catalina joined CPA By Choice in 2018 where she manages full-cycle accounting, financial statements, accounting systems implementation, and accounting advisory projects.

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Dona Ribeyro

Senior Accountant

Dona Ribeyro graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, majoring in Accounting. She has over 8 years of experience in private firms managing full cycle accounting for different industries.

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Maggie Ycaza

Senior Accountant

Maggie Ycaza holds a Master of Business Administration with concentration in Finance from Florida International University. She has over 8 years of experience in accounting. Maggie joined CPA By Choice in 2021.

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Aliane Rivera

Senior Accountant

Aliane Rivera holds a Bachelor in Accounting from Florida International University. She has over 2 years of experience in Accounting. Aliane joined CPA By Choice in 2022.

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Valerine Martin

Senior Accountant

Valerine Martin has over 18 years of experience in accounting. She joined the CPA By Choice bookkeeping department in 2023.

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Theresa Pau

Staff Accountant

Theresa Pau graduated from the University of Houston-Downtown with a Bachelor in Accounting. She has over a year of experience in auditing. Theresa joined the CPA By Choice team in 2022.

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Yeniley Otero

Staff Accountant

Yeniley Otero has over 12 years of experience in accounting. She joined CPA By Choice in 2019 where she oversees the Bookkeeping Department. 

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Nikki Vo

Staff Accountant

Nikki Vo graduated from University of Central Florida with a Bachelor in Finance. She joined the staff accounting team at CPA By Choice in 2022.

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Alina Le

Staff Accountant

Alina Le graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor in Accounting. She joined the staff accounting team at CPA by Choice in 2023.

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Melina Carrasquillo

Accounts Payable Specialist

Melina Carrasquillo has 4 years of experience in accounting. She joined the Accounts Payable team in July of 2019. Melina leads several client accounts at CPA By Choice.

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Wanedqui Ocasio

Office Manager

Wanedqui Ocasio holds a bachelor's degree in System Office Administration from Interamerican University in Puerto Rico. She joined CPA by Choice in 2021.

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Diana Zapata

Bookkeeping Services

Diana Zapata has over 10 years of experience in bookkeeping. She has a Bachelor of Economy from her native school in Colombia. Diana joined CPA By Choice in January 2022.

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Diane Rodriguez

Sales Manager

Diane Rodriguez graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a Masters in Educational Psychology. She joined CPA By Choice in 2022 where she manages sales.

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Connel Chen

Implementation Specialist

Connel Chen is a Certified Public Accountant with over 20 years of experience in auditing, accounting, and IT. He holds a Master from Osmania University. Connel joined CPA By Choice in 2022.

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