Broadens Management Depth with Over 25 Years of Audit; Personal and Corporate Tax Compliance and Advisory Experience

Newport Beach, California – Anton & Chia, LLP (the “Firm”) is a full service accounting firm that focuses on auditing financial statements for domestic and international clients to prepare them for listing on a U.S. stock exchange and/or we provide the required audit compliance for those companies already listed in the United States of America.  Anton & Chia, LLP announced today that it has appointed Nicolas Pulecio as an Equity Partner. Anton & Chia, LLP has also acquired specific assets of another CPA firm as of August 1, 2013.

Gregory A. Wahl, Founding Member and Managing Partner of Anton & Chia, LLP, commented, “Nicolas brings a tremendous amount of leadership and industry experience to Anton & Chia, LLP that is relevant to our objectives of expanding our North American west coast practice so we can directly facilitate commerce with Asia, Australia, Canada, Mexico, Southeast Asia and South America. We believe adding Nicolas will provide further bench strength related to our audit practice needs and additional quality control.”

Nicolas has over 12 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 SEC reporting issues. His industry experience encompasses broad cross-section, including manufacturing, high technology, bio-technology, life sciences, entertainment, e-commerce, real estate, insurance, non-profit and software industries. Nicolas specializes in assisting entities ranging from development stage and emerging growth companies with complex debt and equity transactions to listed companies with $120 million in revenues. His public company focus has included NYSE, AMEX and Nasdaq Small Cap-listed companies, over-the-counter bulletin board registrants and public shell companies.

In two other moves, Anton & Chia, LLP, has added Alice Wu as an income partner and AJ Sexton V as a director. Alice Wu will assist with building and cultivating the Firm’s Asia practice and will further assist in maintaining the Anton & Chia’s quality control standards.

Alice has 26 years of accounting and auditing experience, including nine years in public accounting and 10 years as CFO and controller for public and privately-held companies. Alice’s career encompasses a broad cross-section of industries, including pharmaceuticals, steel, mining, manufacturing, technology, construction, entertainment, and software industries. Her diversity of experience ranges from development stage entities to multinational companies with $750 million in revenues. Alice’s public company focus has included NYSE, AMEX and Nasdaq Small Cap-listed companies, over-the-counter bulletin board registrants and public shell companies.

Alice also specializes in evaluation and accounting of complex derivative instruments, design and implementation of internal controls, and consulting and advisory services on mergers, acquisitions, private placements, and initial public offerings.

Mr. Wahl commented, “Alice brings to the Firm, substantial industry experience that has worked on both sides of the ocean to assist with developing the Firm’s relationships in China. Alice is extremely dedicated, hardworking and we are very excited to have her as part of our team. Her experiences in China and the US are invaluable to developing our brand.”

The agreement between AJ Sexton V is to leverage his over 20 years of investment banking and advisory experience.

AJ’s financial services career has encompassed 20+ years and the representation of over 60 different companies resulting in more than $550 million dollars in private equity transactions. In 1992, AJ founded Sexton Equities, an investment banking and consulting firm specializing in providing capital for small private companies. Over its ten year life, the Company provided over $150 million dollars in financing for small to mid-sized corporations via private placements, convertible debentures and initial public offerings.

As a private equity specialist, the focus of AJ’s career has been spent identifying quality companies for capital investment, conducting forensic due diligence to minimize downside risk and then negotiating, structuring & funding the transactions via his network of institutional & high net worth investors. AJ also specializes in the areas of M & A, business development, investment banking and operational consulting.

Mr. Wahl commented, “AJ brings a lot of energy and drive to the Firm’s marketing process, with his significant experience in banking and advisory. We expect AJ to drive substantial revenues to our Firm.”


Anton & Chia, LLP is registered with the PCAOB, CPAB, the CICA and the AICPA and we focus on providing assurance, tax, and consulting services to companies that are planning to go public or are already publicly traded in the United States of America and Canada. We have offices in Hong Kong, India, Mexico City, Newport Beach, San Diego and Vancouver, Canada.

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Anton & Chia, LLP Contact Information

Newport Beach Office
4400 MacArthur Blvd, Ste 970  
Newport Beach, CA 92660
San Diego Office  
12520 high Bluff Drive, Ste 250 
San Diego, CA 92130
Gregory Anton Wahl, CPA
Managing Partner, Audit
Office: 949.769.8905
Mobile: 949.300.6928
Robert Aleshire, CPA
Managing Partner, Tax
Office: 858.951.3075
Mobile: 760.525.2391
Nicolas Pulecio, CPA, CGMA
Partner, Audit
Office: 949.769.8905
Mobile: 949.275.0019
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