A Q&A with DeWinter Group's Controller, Kevin Rui

The DeWinter Group welcomes Controller, Kevin Rui, to our Internal Operations team. We've asked Kevin to answer a few questions regarding his past experiences and goals for the DeWinter Group. Make sure to take a look and welcome him to the team!

Phone: (408) 796-3692




How long have you worked in accounting, finance, and/or tech? Recruiting?

I've been in the accounting industry for close to 10 years.

Why do you look forward to working in accounting, finance or tech talent acquisition?

I honestly enjoy the work and find it interesting.

If you were to provide advice to peers in accounting, finance, or tech seeking to develop their careers, what would it be?

I think it's important to remember that soft skills (communication, active listening, developing relationships in a team/network, etc.) are often just as important as having technical expertise. Both need to be continually worked on to grow a successful career.

How were you introduced to the DeWinter Group? 
I was directly contacted by external recruiters while I was still an auditor in public accounting.

What are 3 words to describe the DeWinter Group (or your impression thus far)?

  • Collaborative
  • Pride
  • Fun

How do you plan on developing the DeWinter Group? What are your goals for the coming year?

I hope to ensure that accounting and finance operations are sustainable as the DeWinter Group continues to grow.

Fun Questions

What's your favorite thing to do in the Bay Area/Silicon Valley?

My favorite Bay Area activity is watching San Jose Sharks hockey.

What did you originally want to be when you grew up?

Growing up, I always thought I'd end up being a math teacher.

What’s your favorite '90s jam?

Tough question but probably One Headlight by The Wallflowers.

A penguin walks through that door right now wearing a sombrero. What does he say and why is he here?

Help, I'm utterly lost. And yes, you are talking to a penguin right now!