Sangmok is a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in Accounting at Michigan State University. His primary research interests are management control systems, cost behavior, and corporate investment. Before joining the Ph.D. program in 2019, Sangmok was the CEO of a defense contractor based in Seoul, South Korea where he was in charge of cross-border market intelligence and business development for three years. Sangmok holds both B.S. and M.S. in Business Administration from Seoul National University.