SGV announces new partners, and welcomes back an alumnus partner!

SGV is pleased to announce the admission to the partnership of our next generation of stewards, leaders and mentors. We are also delighted to welcome back one of our former partners who will be rejoining SGV after working for some years in EY Vietnam. These outstanding individuals are exemplars of the excellence and integrity that runs through the SGV DNA.

Please meet SGV’s new partners effective 1 July, 2014.

partner-thumb1 Ray Francis C. Balagtas (RCB) is an Assurance partner. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Accountancy, cum laude, in 2001 from the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila. He also completed the Management Development Program of the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) in 2009. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and has been with SGV since 2002.

Francis is highly skilled in the areas of banking, investment houses, stock and insurance brokerage, mutual funds and capital raising. He also has in-depth knowledge on standards for financial instruments, bank audits and risk management, and is involved in Philippine Financial Reporting Standards conversion projects and financial accounting advisory services, among others.

partner-thumb2 Mariecris N. Barbaso (MNB) is an Assurance partner. She graduated from the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila in 1998 with a degree in Accountancy, cum laude. She is a CPA and a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA). In 2013, she attended the Executive Development Program at the Kellogg Business School – Northwestern University, Illinois. She has been with SGV for 10 years.

Mariecris specializes in the audit of clients from the telecommunications, business process outsourcing (BPO), media and entertainment, and quick-service restaurant industries. She has performed audits for several United States and Canadian affiliates of our clients. She has extensive experience in SOX 404 Compliance Audits. She is also the BPO Markets lead manager for the Firm.

partner-thumb3 Kristopher S. Catalan (KSC) is an Assurance partner. He graduated from the Holy Angel University with a bachelor’s degree in Accountancy, cum laude, in 2002, and in Business Administration majoring in Finance and Management Accounting, cum laude, in 2003. He received the SyCip Award in 2013, and the SGV Special Award in 2011. He is a CPA and has been with SGV since 2004.

KC is adept at handling clients from the technology, real estate, asset management, consumer products, air transportation, industrial goods and capital markets industries. He is also a member of the Firm’s Capital Markets Center and the Accounting Standards Group (ASG), and is highly knowledgeable in Revenue Recognition and Leases. He is also active in the Firm’s training programs on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Assurance.

partner-thumb4 Ryan Gilbert K. Chua (RKC) is an Advisory partner. He graduated with a degree in Accountancy, cum laude, from the Far Eastern University in 2004. He placed 4th in the 2004 CPA Board Examinations and joined SGV in the same year. He placed 1st worldwide in the 2007 CIA Examinations. He also received the SyCip Award in 2008.

Ryan specializes in Information Technology (IT) audit and advisory engagements covering IT general controls, business process and application controls, SOX 404 controls for clients in the BPO, telecommunications, oil and gas, power and utilities and gaming industries. He is a Third Party Reporting Champion in the Philippines and is adept at performing SSAE 16/ISAE 3402 reviews. He is also the ASEAN Advisory Quality Practice Representative for SGV.

partner-thumb5 Marie Stephanie C. Tan-Hamed (MTH) is a Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) partner. She earned her Double Bachelor in Applied Economics and Accountancy, honorable mention, in 2002 from the De La Salle University. She placed 10th in the 2003 CPA Board Examinations and joined SGV in the same year. She is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

Stephanie joined the Firm’s Assurance group in July 2003 and eventually decided to move to TAS in September 2006. Her specialization lies in valuations and business modelling, as well as transaction support for clients in the real estate, energy and utilities, broadcasting, and banking sectors. She is a member of the ASG and is a subject matter resource in the areas of asset impairment, group accounts and business combinations, and fair value measurements.

partner-thumb6 Josenilo G. Mendoza (JGM) is a Tax partner. He graduated with a degree in Business Administration and Accountancy, magna cum laude, from the University of the Philippines – Diliman in 2002. He also obtained a Master in Management, with distinction, from the AIM in 2012. He placed 15th in the 2003 CPA Board Examinations and joined SGV in the same year.

Nilo is experienced in providing an array of general tax services and audit support services, including tax compliance reviews, tax due diligence, tax planning and restructuring, among others, for clients in the manufacturing, semiconductor, broadcasting, logistics, finance, power, utilities, real estate, investments, and other sectors. He is also actively involved in the Firm’s training programs on tax-related subjects for internal and external audiences.

partner-thumb7 Marvin Perrin L. Pe (MLP) is an Assurance partner. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Accountancy from the Centro Escolar University in 2003. He is a CPA, CIA, Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and has a Certification in Control Self-Assessment (CCSA). He obtained a Master in Management, with distinction, from the AIM in 2012. He was also a SyCip Awardee in 2010.

Marvin specializes in Fraud Investigation and Fraud Data Analytics, and has performed engagements for clients in the health services, financial services, real estate, and consumer products sectors. He is a member of the SGV Fraud Investigation and Dispute Services group.

partner-thumb8 Jennifer De Leon Ticlao (JDT) is an Assurance partner. She graduated from the University of Santo Tomas in 2002 with a degree in Accountancy, magna cum laude. She placed ninth in the 2002 CPA Board Exams and joined SGV in the same year. She obtained a Master in Management from the AIM, with distinction, in 2011.

Jen specializes in the audit of clients from the real estate, asset management, restaurant, manufacturing, airlines and fast-moving consumer goods industries, and is the Airline Industry Sector Manager for SGV. She is a member of the Firm’s ASG and is highly knowledgeable in Revenue Recognition and Presentation and Disclosures. She is also experienced in financial due diligence transactions.

partner-thumb9 Sherwin V. Yason (SVY) is an Assurance partner. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Accountancy in 2001 from the Southern Luzon State University. He obtained a Master in Management from the AIM in 2010. He is a CPA and has been with SGV since 2002.

Sherwin handles audits for clients in the telecommunications, real estate, manufacturing, mining, leasing, media and entertainment, information technology and retail industries. He has extensive experience in SOX 404 Compliance Audits. He is also a member of the ASG and is a subject matter resource on IFRS for small and medium-sized enterprises. He is also experienced at handling group audits of conglomerates with overseas operations, and cross-border transactions, among others.

Returnee partner

partner-thumb10 Narciso T. Torres, Jr. (NTT) is an Assurance partner. He graduated with a degree in Business Administration, major in Accounting, cum laude, from the Mindanao State University in 1989. He completed his Master in Management from the AIM in 1996. He is a CPA and joined SGV in 1989. He was an SGV Special Awardee in 1993. He was admitted into the partnership in 2001. In 2004, he joined EY Vietnam as a partner and in 2008 became Office Managing Partner of the EY Ho Chi Minh office.

Jun has over 25 years of experience in the areas of external audit, financial due diligence, compilation and review services, agreed-upon procedures, accounting consultation and advisory and regulatory compliance.

Congratulations to our new partners!