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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 Lech 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.

Lee is a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and is certified by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).  Lee has a Master's Degree in Organization Management from National-Louis University.

Congratulations to Riki, Naoko, and Lee!

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CDH’s Executive Focus management team recently performed some analytics on our own clients. We wanted to see how they measure up against some of the major indices in terms of both sales and profit growth over an eight-year time span.

The results speak for themselves. EFocus clients have shown substantially higher annual sales growth than some of the major indices.
In fact, between 2010-2017 EFocus clients have shown an average sales growth rate of 8.6%. This is over double the rate of the indices In terms of profitability, EFocus clients have shined even brighter. y have an average annual profit rate increase of 28% over the last nine years, which is three times that of the indices. (read more)

If you would like to learn more about the CDH Executive Focus process,
please contact Matt Wirth at


Futurist Roy Amara stated, "We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run." This captures the hype when new tech is played out in the press, followed by disillusionment when it’s not perfect day one.

The danger is getting trapped in this disillusionment cycle and thinking that this new technology is way out or the bugs will take years to figure out. We are entering a time where exponential change will take the place of step by step linear thinking, collapsing the time when major changes occur.

This analogy relates to on premise accounting systems today. Remember when the cloud was on the fringe and only a few companies took the leap. Today the cloud is mainstream and companies stacking their servers in a back room are behind and liable for security breaches and much worse. (read more)

If you would like to learn more about how Sage Intacct can help your company,
please contact Barry Coyne at
3 Strategies to Empower Your People in 2019

By: John Jaeger

The Work Institute 2018 Retention Report projects that voluntary employee turnover will cost U.S. companies over $600 billion. Many studies indicate that in 2019, one-third of the employee workforce will be looking for a new job due to boredom or seeking a new challenge.

So how can an employer rise up to meet this obstacle head on? Click on the link below for 3 strategies that employers can incorporate now.

3 Strategies to Empower Your People

If you have additional questions, please contact
John Jaeger at OneDigital Health & Benefits;

Members of Moore Stephens North America (MSNA), regional member of MSIL, the eleventh largest accounting network in the world, have voted three new members to join the MSNA Executive Board.


Click HERE to learn more about Bruce Zicari, Patrick Fuedling, and Dan Natale.