SOURCE: Haskell & White LLP

January 23, 2007 10:30 ET

Kenneth J. Gundersen Joins Haskell & White LLP as Senior Manager in Audit and Business Advisory Services

IRVINE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 23, 2007 -- Haskell & White LLP, one of Southern California's largest independently owned accounting, auditing and tax consulting firms, today announced that Kenneth J. Gundersen, CPA, has joined the Audit and Business Advisory Services Group as a Senior Manager.

Gundersen brings more than 12 years of accounting, consulting and auditing experience for both private and public companies. As Senior Manager, Gundersen will handle complex client situations and supervise client service teams. He will be involved in the Firm's management, and will meet regularly with the Partners, Principals and other Senior Managers to address strategic and operating initiatives.

"Ken is a valuable addition to our Audit and Business Advisory Services Department," said Wayne Pinnell, Managing Partner of Haskell & White. "Not only is he skilled in accounting and auditing, he also exhibits the traits of a natural leader. I know he will prove to be an important asset to the Firm's executive team, as well as to our clients."

Prior to joining Haskell & White, Gundersen worked with a number of clients in the manufacturing, distributing and retail industries at the Big Four firm PricewaterhouseCoopers as an Audit Manager. Among other duties in this position, he assisted in the preparation of full disclosure financial statements, managed several IPO engagements and performed client consultation services to improve the efficiency and accuracy of business processes. In addition, he served as an SEC Reporting Manager for Powerwave Technologies Inc. and has several years of experience as a financial consultant and senior accountant in various industries.

"It is exciting to join a firm where my contributions can make a significant impact on the success of the firm and our clients," said Gundersen. "I'm looking forward to being part of Haskell & White's continued growth."

Gundersen received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from California State University of Long Beach. A resident of Newport Beach, he is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.

ABOUT HASKELL & WHITE

Haskell & White LLP is one of the largest independently owned accounting, auditing and tax consulting firms in Southern California, specializing in servicing public and private middle-market companies. Based in Irvine, Calif., Haskell & White combines the expansive services, knowledge, experience and reach of national and international accounting firms with the personal attention, responsiveness and value of a local organization. Haskell & White works with companies in a broad range of industries including real estate, manufacturing, distribution, technology, and retail. The firm provides solid expertise and services to its clients in the tax and audit disciplines, including advising SEC registrants and consulting on mergers and acquisitions. Further information on Haskell & White can be found on the firm's website, www.hwcpa.com.

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