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Professional services are only as good as the people who provide them.  Our principals have between 25 and 35 years of professional experience of consulting, accounting and auditing, industry and academic experience, and all have proven track records of providing high-quality services to clients.

Click on a name below to find out more, or call us at +1 (415) 981-9970 in San Francisco, or +1 (510) 482-9970 in Oakland.

Eugene Yano, MBA, CPA

Candace Arai Yano, PhD

James Arnstein, MBA

Eugene Yano, MBA, CPA

Eugene leads our Litigation Consulting and Forensic Accounting, Government Services and Accounting and Business Assurance groups.  He has over 30 years of consulting, accounting and auditing, and industry experience, including 14 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (formerly Coopers & Lybrand LLP), as well as industry experience as Director of Strategic Planning.

Eugene assists both plaintiffs’ and defendants’ counsel in developing and evaluating economic damages in commercial litigation.  He specializes in disputes involving construction claims and defects, government contracting, lost profits, business interruption, employment and personal injury/medical malpractice.  He testifies at deposition and at trial.  He also has served as engagement or consulting principal on the audits of several large government agencies, including the Port of Oakland (maritime port and Oakland International Airport), San Francisco Water Department/Hetch Hetchy Project and East Bay Municipal Utility District (water utility for Oakland and surrounding area).  He also has consulted for the Port of San Francisco and San Francisco International Airport.

Eugene has an MBA from The University of Michigan and a BS from San José State University.  A CPA in California and Michigan, he recently completed a term on the Board of Directors of the Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum, was a member of the Executive Management Committee of the Asian American Manufacturers Association, currently serves as Board Member and Chief Financial Officer of Friends of Presidio 640 and the Pacific Coast Immigration Museum, and is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and California Society of CPAs.  He also is a seminar speaker on various accounting, auditing, bankruptcy and construction claims issues.  He also lectures on accounting topics to students at the University of California at Berkeley.

Contact Eugene at +1 (415) 981-9970 in San Francisco, +1 (510) 482-9970 in Oakland, or by e-mail.

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Candace Arai Yano, PhD

Candace Yano is our senior technical consultant on manufacturing and service operations management issues.  She is Professor at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business (Haas) and Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR).  She teaches and provides consulting services in the areas of production, inventory and logistics planning, as well as quality management.  She has consulted for and directed research projects in collaboration with a number of companies, including two of the “Big Three” automakers.

She currently serves as the Group Chair of the Operations and Information Technology Management Group at Haas and served as the IEOR Department Chair for six years (1995-2001).  Prior to joining Berkeley, she was on the faculty at The University of Michigan, and was a Member of the Technical Staff at Bell Telephone Laboratories.  At Bell Labs, she was involved in several projects to assist AT&T in planning operations subsequent to the divestiture of the local operating companies.  She also has held the Visiting Susan Bulkeley Butler Chair in Operations Management at the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University.

Candace has PhD, MS and AB degrees from Stanford University.  She has leadership positions at the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science, as well as a member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers and several other professional organizations.  She is the editor of IIE Transactions, and serves on the editorial boards of several other journals in the areas of manufacturing, industrial engineering and operations research.

Contact Candace at +1 (510) 482-9970 in Oakland, or by e-mail.

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James J. Arnstein, MBA

Jim Arnstein is a Director in our Government Services group.  He has over 20 years of professional experience, including seven years at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (formerly Coopers & Lybrand LLP), where he was a Manager in the Mergers & Acquisitions and Business Reorganization practice, as well as several years at a major bank.

He specializes in serving large to small government agencies, including the City and County of San Francisco, City of Oakland, City of Napa, City of Rancho Mirage, City of Fremont and City of Indio, among others.  He also has consulted for a number of publicly-held companies, assisting them in evaluating their compliance with the internal control requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.   

Jim has an MBA degree from Columbia University and an AB degree from the University of California at Berkeley, and is a Certified Internal Auditor.

Contact Jim at +1 (415) 981-9970 in San Francisco, or by e-mail.

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