Dehong Huang

Dehong Huang

Assistant Controller

“Failure is not an option.”

Dehong was born in China and immigrated to San Francisco at the age of 12. His academic journey was challenging, marked by nearly dropping out of high school due to language barriers and a three-year pause to serve in the military. Despite these obstacles, he persevered and graduated from Golden Gate University with a Master’s in Accountancy, becoming the first member of his family to earn a college degree.
Before joining Reach, he served as Assistant Controller at Lateral Investment Management and held the role of Senior Finance Manager at True Capital Management. He built his foundation in the financial services sector while working as a Senior Audit Associate at RSM US LLP.

Why Education?

I believe life is a marathon, and education is the first couple miles, setting the rhythm and pace for the journey ahead. It equips us with essential tools and insights to tackle the challenges along the way. Beyond providing knowledge, education fosters resilience, curiosity, and adaptability, shaping individuals into lifelong learners and problem solvers. It’s not just about acquiring facts; it’s about developing the skills and mindset needed to thrive in an ever-changing world.

Little Known Facts

  • Never graduated from elementary school
  • A crypto enthusiast
  • An OIF Veteran