Lani Nakazawa, CFE, JD (retired) Senior Manager Lani provides performance auditing services with an emphasis on procurement, personnel management, and forensic accounting.  She has over 30 years of experience providing advisory and audit services to various organizations in Hawai‘i.  She also served as audit manager for the Kaua‘i County, where she worked on performance audits of construction projects, energy efficiency initiatives, and employee cost reduction programs. Lani is a member of the Stanford Alumni Association and past board member of the Hawaii Alumni Chapter.

Lani Nakazawa, CFE, JD (retired)

Senior Manager

Lani provides performance auditing services with an emphasis on procurement, personnel management, and forensic accounting.  She has over 30 years of experience providing advisory and audit services to various organizations in Hawai‘i.  She also served as audit manager for the Kaua‘i County, where she worked on performance audits of construction projects, energy efficiency initiatives, and employee cost reduction programs.

Lani is a member of the Stanford Alumni Association and past board member of the Hawaii Alumni Chapter.

Paul Shiraga, MBA, PMP Senior Manager Paul has over 12 years of financial analyst and project management experience. He has worked on assignments covering crisis management, business continuity, and government organizations. Prior to joining Spire, Paul worked for Deutsche Bank AG, in Singapore and Tokyo, Japan, as a project manager and risk analyst in its Corporate Security and Business Continuity Department. Paul also has prior experience servicing clients in the automotive industry. Paul is a board member of the Japan-America Institute of Management Science (JAIMS) Alumni Association - Japan Chapter. He is also a member of the Shidler College of Business Alumni Association and the University of Hawaii Alumni Association.

Paul Shiraga, MBA, PMP

Senior Manager

Paul has over 12 years of financial analyst and project management experience. He has worked on assignments covering crisis management, business continuity, and government organizations.

Prior to joining Spire, Paul worked for Deutsche Bank AG, in Singapore and Tokyo, Japan, as a project manager and risk analyst in its Corporate Security and Business Continuity Department. Paul also has prior experience servicing clients in the automotive industry.

Paul is a board member of the Japan-America Institute of Management Science (JAIMS) Alumni Association - Japan Chapter. He is also a member of the Shidler College of Business Alumni Association and the University of Hawaii Alumni Association.

Maria (Xiaoyan) Su, MAcc, CPA Senior Manager Maria has over 12 years of experience providing auditing, investigative fraud services, insurance examinations, valuation and other types of consulting services for multi-million dollar companies both nationally and internationally.  Maria has served clients in various industries, including renewable energy, software, telecommunications, healthcare, finance, retail, manufacturing, not-for-profit, and government.  At Spire, she primarily focuses on forensic accounting, insurance examinations, litigation support, and performance improvement projects. Prior to joining Spire, Maria worked at FTI Consulting in San Francisco, California, as a director in the forensic and litigation consulting division. Maria is a part of the 2017-2018 cohort of the Patsy T. Mink Leadership Alliance and she is an active member of the PTA at Noelani Elementary School.

Maria (Xiaoyan) Su, MAcc, CPA

Senior Manager

Maria has over 12 years of experience providing auditing, investigative fraud services, insurance examinations, valuation and other types of consulting services for multi-million dollar companies both nationally and internationally.  Maria has served clients in various industries, including renewable energy, software, telecommunications, healthcare, finance, retail, manufacturing, not-for-profit, and government.  At Spire, she primarily focuses on forensic accounting, insurance examinations, litigation support, and performance improvement projects. Prior to joining Spire, Maria worked at FTI Consulting in San Francisco, California, as a director in the forensic and litigation consulting division.

Maria is a part of the 2017-2018 cohort of the Patsy T. Mink Leadership Alliance and she is an active member of the PTA at Noelani Elementary School.

 
Diana Fazylova, CPA (NY) Manager Diana has over eight years of experience in the audit and accounting industry providing services to various companies throughout the United States. At Spire, Diana primarily focuses on delivering audit services for numerous for profit and not for profit clients. Prior to joining Spire, Diana worked for KPMG, Loeb and Troper, LLP and CohnReznick, LLP in New York City, as an Audit Associate and Not for Profit Audit Senior. Her focus and specialty was in Not for Profit industries such as private foundations, charter schools, social welfare organizations and trade and professional associations. She performed and supervised financial statement audits, A-133 audits and various agreed upon procedure services.

Diana Fazylova, CPA (NY)

Manager

Diana has over eight years of experience in the audit and accounting industry providing services to various companies throughout the United States. At Spire, Diana primarily focuses on delivering audit services for numerous for profit and not for profit clients.

Prior to joining Spire, Diana worked for KPMG, Loeb and Troper, LLP and CohnReznick, LLP in New York City, as an Audit Associate and Not for Profit Audit Senior. Her focus and specialty was in Not for Profit industries such as private foundations, charter schools, social welfare organizations and trade and professional associations. She performed and supervised financial statement audits, A-133 audits and various agreed upon procedure services.

Matt Kagawa, CPA Manager Matt has over seven years of audit and consulting experience serving various private and not-for-profit companies and government agencies in Hawai‘i.  Matt has assisted and supervised a host of jobs that include financial and performance audits, fraud investigations, process improvement engagements, insurance examinations, and outsourced accounting functions.

Matt Kagawa, CPA

Manager

Matt has over seven years of audit and consulting experience serving various private and not-for-profit companies and government agencies in Hawai‘i.  Matt has assisted and supervised a host of jobs that include financial and performance audits, fraud investigations, process improvement engagements, insurance examinations, and outsourced accounting functions.

Yoshihiro Takahashi, CPA Manager Yoshihiro has over seven years of audit experience serving various private companies and government agencies in Hawaii.  At Spire, Yoshihiro primarily focuses on performing insurance examinations and providing financial statement audits, reviews, and compilations for a variety of industries, including but not limited to: not-for-profit, commercial, employee benefit plans, real estate, and hospitality.

Yoshihiro Takahashi, CPA

Manager

Yoshihiro has over seven years of audit experience serving various private companies and government agencies in Hawaii.  At Spire, Yoshihiro primarily focuses on performing insurance examinations and providing financial statement audits, reviews, and compilations for a variety of industries, including but not limited to: not-for-profit, commercial, employee benefit plans, real estate, and hospitality.

 
Shaun Toyama Senior Associate Shaun has over four years experience on various financial statement and performance audits, ranging from ongoing quarterly compilations for a private sector client to field audit testing and report quality controls for county performance audits.  He has used his training in management information systems to perform fraud transaction and financial data analyses, including complex financial modeling.

Shaun Toyama

Senior Associate

Shaun has over four years experience on various financial statement and performance audits, ranging from ongoing quarterly compilations for a private sector client to field audit testing and report quality controls for county performance audits.  He has used his training in management information systems to perform fraud transaction and financial data analyses, including complex financial modeling.

Matthew Woodward, CPA (TX) Senior Associate Matthew has over four years of experience performing financial statement audits across various industries, including petrochemical manufacturing, commercial real estate, and financial services.  Prior to joining Spire, Matthew worked for Grant Thornton LLP in Houston, Texas, as a senior audit associate.

Matthew Woodward, CPA (TX)

Senior Associate

Matthew has over four years of experience performing financial statement audits across various industries, including petrochemical manufacturing, commercial real estate, and financial services.  Prior to joining Spire, Matthew worked for Grant Thornton LLP in Houston, Texas, as a senior audit associate.

Jay Kang Associate Jay has participated in various internal and outsourced accounting projects, financial statement audits and forensic accounting engagements.  He has experience in documenting audit procedures, analyzing detailed datasets, and creating accounting schedules for monthly and quarterly compilations for private sector clients.  Jay is fluent in Korean.

Jay Kang

Associate

Jay has participated in various internal and outsourced accounting projects, financial statement audits and forensic accounting engagements.  He has experience in documenting audit procedures, analyzing detailed datasets, and creating accounting schedules for monthly and quarterly compilations for private sector clients.  Jay is fluent in Korean.