Our powerful team of results-driven professionals empowers organizations to thrive through strategic excellence.
Welcome to Sugimoto & Associates. In my 40+ years of international business advisory services, I have had the pleasure of working with so many amazing people and companies. It has been tremendously satisfying to partner with entrepreneurs in building their dreams. Although we have a deeply experienced and expert team, I am personally involved in every project. I look forward to meeting with you, learning your vision, and working with you to make it a reality.
Diane Sugimoto, CEO
Diane Sugimoto is a seasoned executive who brings the financial acumen, analytical understanding and hands-on leadership of a CFO to both corporate positions and client consulting engagements. But it’s her expertise as a Certified Public Accountant that truly sets her apart.
With more than 40 years’ experience in a variety of executive posts and client assignments, Diane understands the finances and practicalities of corporate organizations. She focuses her financial skills on the entire spectrum of private sector financial operations.
Diane has deep experience in all major financial transactions, including acquisitions, partnerships and investments. She specializes in building rapid growth companies and restructuring stalled organizations utilizing her expertise and knowledge in systems development and capitalization. She combines her advanced technical knowledge and broad business experience to guide companies’ capital efficiency, profitable growth and maximize valuation.
Masters of Accounting; Concentration in Internal Controls; Florida International University
Bachelor of Science; Concentrations in Marketing & Finance; Florida International University
Certified Public Accountant Licensed in the State of Florida.
MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology Certificate Program – Blockchain: Disruptive Technology.
Affiliations and Memberships
Florida International University Research Foundation Board Member ⇒
Delaware Captive Insurance Association Member
Florida International University School of Integrated Science & Humanity Board Member
Tennessee Captive Insurance Association Member
Captive Insurance Companies Association (CICA) Member
Self Insurance Institute of America (SIIA) Member
Diane lives in Miami, Florida; is married with three adult children. She enjoys gardening and spending time with her grandchildren.
Ghen Sugimoto is a creative business professional with a successful history of building entity value in the insurance, healthcare, legal and business process outsourcing industries through strategic thinking, decisive marketing, process excellence and technology. Ghen focuses on communication and data-driven solutions to foster strong outcomes. He is experienced in designing and executing actionable customer acquisition and retention strategies.
Ghen brings over 20 years of business operations, marketing and solutions engineering experience at Fortune 50 companies to successful start-ups, with a focus on revenue enhancement, process development, and cost efficiencies. He is a trained engineer and Six Sigma Black Belt with a disciplined holistic approach developed through his time working in highly regulated environments.
Throughout his career Ghen has held numerous executive, senior leadership and board roles at exciting growth companies, including: CEO of VenturePlus, a specialty benefits provider serving the equestrian and automotive industries; COO of Elevant Solutions, a legal process outsourcing provider; CMO of ExpertPlanet, an innovative business process outsourcing firm serving clients such as eBay, PayPal and Nestle; VP of Marketing at iCan Benefit Group, a national consumer health insurance provider; as well as, SVP and founding member of InteractiveMD, an early leader in telehealth. Additionally, he served as an advisory board member at Florida International University.
Masters of Science in Biomedical Engineering; University of Miami
Bachelors of Science in Biomedical Engineering; University of Miami
Six Sigma Black Belt Certified; Johnson & Johnson
Ghen lives on Miami Beach with his wife and three young children. He enjoys traveling with his family and is an active Shotokan karate 3rd degree black belt.
We empower our clients to thrive through strategic business excellence and a collaborative approach to leadership in their respective industries and markets. We strive to be the leading catalyst for our client’s long term sustainable success. We are passionate and committed to helping our clients achieve their goals.
Our team works with honesty and transparency in all business dealings. We are dedicated to conducting our work with the highest ethical standards.
Our team takes responsibility for our actions and delivers on our commitments. We are data-driven in our approach to measuring outcomes.
Our team encourages creativity and continuous improvement in our services. We embrace change and are a catalyst for progress.
Our team pledges to deliver the highest quality services and work product. Our work is defined by the pursuit of excellence.