Choong Moo (CM) Yang, CPA 
Managing Director
Mr. Yang is a certified public accountant who has expertise and extensive experiences in U.S. and international tax practice areas including various offshore tax compliances, gift/estate tax planning, tax risk review/management, and other research & simulation projects for tax reporting purposes.

Before launching his own practice as the managing director of Acumen West, he had worked with one of the major securities & wealth management companies in South Korea as an international tax & investment advisor for the company’s private bankers and high net worth & ultra-high net worth clients.

In the company, he also extended his career frontier to global investment & asset allocation by taking roles as an analyst/advisor researching in global ETFs & the financial market and as a portfolio manager for the company’s ETF model portfolio.

He also has performed at U.S. public accounting firms a broad spectrum of accounting projects (including financial management & analysis) and engagements (financial statement audit, review, compilation, preparation, and etc.) for individual and business clients in various industries.

Certified Public Accountant (California #89533, Virginia #31080), Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Registered Tax Return Preparer
Certified Research Analyst, Certified Securities/Fund/Derivatives Investment Advisor (Korea Financial Investment Association, KOFIA)

Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA), The H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, Master of Science in Public Policy & Management, Concentration: Financial Management & Analysis

The Stephen Omer Lee Award (Carnegie Mellon University)
Received for outstanding Engineering & Public Policy project, Project: Implementing Tissue Engineering (Financial and Regulatory Guidance)