HKA was delighted to welcome our newest colleagues to our diverse global team in August 2023

A warm welcome to HKA. We are a diverse global team, and our culture is collaborative, honest, transparent, and high performing.

Thank you for joining HKA, a great place for our brilliant people to work, grow and play. Good luck to you and we hope you enjoy being yourself with us.

We understand joining a new company is exciting, yet can also be challenging. As you start a new chapter in your career with us at HKA, please look after your mental and physical health and well-being. Always reach out if you need any help.


Kate Wood, Partner, Chief People Officer

Mohammed Algurashi, Analyst
Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Mohammed Algurashi is a Civil Engineer who prides himself on being a strong planner and problem solver. He graduated from Umm Al-Qura University in 2022, with his final graduation project focused on checking the design of a residential building in Makkah. Upon graduating, Mohammed worked as a BEC project Engineer, supervising construction sites, conducting feasibility assessments and site inspections, and preparing reports and compliance documentation.

Saad Alothemen, Analyst
Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Saad Alothemen is a Civil Engineer and a member of the Saudi Council of Engineers. Saad graduated from King Saud University with a degree in Civil Engineering in 2020, with his graduation project focused on locating and designing a sewage treatment plant.

Saad is adept at managing and supervising substation construction projects, implementing and reviewing project drawings, monitoring site progress and preparing daily, weekly progress and RFI reports.

Samapti Barua, Associate Consultant
Washington, DC, USA

Samapti is a 2023 graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce with a double concentration in Finance and Management. She also double majored in Economics and maintained a track in Business Analytics from The University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce.

Having joined HKA the summer of 2022 as an intern, Samapti is thrilled to return as an Associate Consultant in the Washington D.C. office for an expansion of learning opportunities.

Kun Cao, Business Support Administrator
Beijing, China

Kun is an experienced administrator with about 10 years of experience, having worked in different organisations including multilateral development banks and commercial banks.

She is experienced with programme management support, database and archives management, expense processing and contracts management, and providing support to executive management, legal experts and business stakeholders.

James Cheng, Associate Consultant
New York, NY, USA

James joins HKA’s New York office as an Associate Consultant in the Forensic Accounting and Commercial Damages group. He has over 5 years of experience in the accounting industry, working in financial reporting and tax compliance. During this time, he has worked in the legal and financial services industry.

He has a BBA in accounting, a MS in taxation and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is open to learning about different industries and getting exposure to new projects.

Chase Cohen, Associate Consultant
Washington, DC, USA

Chase graduated in May 2023 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and concentration in Finance from The George Washington University (GWU) School of Business. He also doubled minored in Philosophy and Organizational Sciences.

Throughout Chase’s time at GWU, he accumulated professional and extracurricular experiences in consulting, mentorship, and employee benefits. Chase joins the Washington, D.C. office eager to learn and excited to be starting his career at HKA. 

Dennis David, Associate Consultant
Philadelphia, PA, USA

Dennis is an Associate Consultant for the Forensic Accounting and Commercial Damages team in the Philadelphia Office. He joins the team with 4 years of external and internal auditing experience. He has a degree in accounting with a minor in Fraud Examination from Bloomsburg University.

Dennis has conducted audits within the healthcare and farm credit industry. He is also experienced in database and SQL/R script related analytics from prior projects throughout his careers.

Milton Detty, Associate Director
Washington, DC, USA

Milton has over twelve years of professional experience encompassing financial management, auditing, cost accounting, regulatory compliance for government contractors.

He has significant experience in analyzing federal contractor indirect rate cost structures, preparing incurred cost proposals, cost impact analyses, business system implementations and reviews, as well as working with the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) and State audit departments to address compliance issues.

Amalia Garcia, Credit Controller
Daresbury, UK

Amalia joins our Daresbury office following a 15-year career in the UAE where she worked across a variety of industries, including manufacturing, real estate, and construction.

Amalia has a bachelor’s degree in banking and finance from Polytechnic University of the Philippines and is currently pursuing her CMA qualifications.

Kevin Gnadt, Associate Consultant
Chicago, IL, USA

Kevin recently graduated from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business where he majored in Finance and Business Law. Prior to starting at HKA, Kevin interned in advisory and tax roles. He is excited to acquire new skills and learn new industries in the FACD group at HKA.

Peter Ju, Senior Associate Consultant
Los Angeles, CA USA

Peter received a bachelor’s degree in business economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), with a minor in accounting. Prior to joining HKA, he worked in audit for a couple years at a Big Four firm, specializing in the financial services industry. Peter is an active Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the state of California.

Madison Jurgovan, Associate Consultant
Chicago, IL, USA

Madison Jurgovan joins HKA as an associate consultant in the Chicago office after graduating from a dual-degree program at Saint Mary’s College and the University of Notre Dame. Through this program, she has earned bachelor’s degrees in both chemistry and chemical engineering as well as a minor in mathematics.

Madison is thrilled to be a part of HKA and is looking forward to the personal and professional growth she will experience as she begins her career.

Lisa Martello, Director
Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Lisa has over 15 years of experience leading high-profile rail, engineering and construction projects in the UK and Australia. Over the course of her career, she has set up and led high-performing teams and has often been brought in to transform troubled, underperforming projects and teams.

Lisa is incredibly passionate about creating inclusive, high-support, high-challenge cultures that enable teams to be high-performing and happy.

Kathy Nguyen-Ly, Associate Consultant
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Kathy Nguyen-Ly joins HKA as an Associate Consultant at the Los Angeles office. She graduated from UCLA with a double major in Political Science and Statistics/Data Science. Prior to joining HKA, she specialized in database analysis and program management support. Now, she is excited to begin her career in economic litigation consulting.

Bumsu Park, Associate Consultant
San Francisco, CA, USA

Bumsu Park has a Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information Systems from Santa Clara University, CA. Bumsu’s prior professional background involves management consulting and urban design; he has recently made a career pivot through HKA, working with intellectual property.

His scope of work includes quality control, financial modeling and analysis, and forensic accounting within the technology and pharmaceutical industries.

Ravi Patel, Associate Consultant
San Francisco, CA, USA

Ravi has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from UC Berkeley. He is joining HKA as a full-time employee after an internship at newly acquired TMF last summer. He joins HKA in the San Francisco office.

Mahir Jamal Pradhan, Associate Consultant
New York, NY, USA

Mahir joined HKA after graduating from NYU Stern School of Business, having studied Finance and Computing & Data Science. He interned with HKA for a year (since last June) before joining as an Associate.

Having interned at a variety of companies, from non-profits to art companies to Big 4 Consulting, he is very excited for this new journey at HKA and for all the professional and personal development.

Giselle Rajabi, Consultant
Sydney, NSW, Australia

Giselle joins the Quantum team in Sydney and will support both the quantum and delay teams in Asia Pacific. Giselle is a passionate and driven engineer with practical experience in planning, project administration and over 4 years’ experience conducting forensic analysis of construction disputes in relation to time and costs.

Giselle is currently studying a Master of Construction Law to develop her knowledge and understanding of construction law on both Australian and international projects.

Matt Riding, Senior Engineer
Birmingham, UK

Matt has seven years of experience in environmental consultancy, working on controlled waters risk assessments and soil and groundwater remediation projects. His Ph.D. research focused on the environmental fate and behaviour of chemical contaminants within soils and water, as well as the development of techniques to profile the mechanisms by which contaminants cause toxicity in humans and microorganisms.

Julia Rowell, Associate Consultant
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Julia Rowell recently graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a bachelor’s degree in public affairs. Julia looks forward to contributing her analytical skills and team-oriented mindset to HKA as an Associate.

Rob Ryan, Managing Consultant
Daresbury, UK

Rob is a Chartered Civil Engineer with 10 years of industry experience. He has project experience in a range of industry sectors, including offshore oil and gas, power, residential construction and renewable energy.

Rob has worked in the UK and internationally on offshore drilling rigs as well as construction sites. Rob has used his project experience to support Clients and Employers on capital projects, including administering contracts, developing specifications and providing project due diligence. He has practical experience in supporting and defending claims and has provided submissions to support adjudications.

In addition to his professional role, Rob is undertaking an MSc in Construction Law & Dispute Resolution at King’s College London, with completion expected in September 2025.

Derek Schmitz, Associate Consultant
San Francisco, CA, USA

Derek is a recent graduate from Santa Clara University with a bachelor’s degree in Finance along with minors in Real Estate and History. He is joining the HKA office in San Francisco as a full-time employee after interning with TM Financial Forensics last summer.

Derek is excited to be a part of the team and learning more about HKA.

Jaspreet Singh, Financial Controller
Sydney, NSW, Australia

Jaspreet started his career as an Officer in the Army before moving into the private sector as a Finance Manager for firms such as Deloitte, BCR and most recently Australia’s largest Private Training Organisation as the Head of Finance.

Jaspreet is experienced in leading the financial function within organisations, from commercial finance to financial reporting, to providing commercial insight to Executive teams and Business Units. Jas has also served on risk committees and led project teams for system implementations and company acquisitions.

Josh Topor, Associate Consultant
Chicago, IL, USA

Josh graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business in May and joined HKA’s FACD practice as an Associate Consultant in Chicago last month.

Josh worked as an intern at a software company prior to his final year of university, but ultimately chose to pursue his interest in litigation consulting and thus found HKA.

Mark Winrow, Principal, Business Development
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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