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Dave Van Sant, CPA, MBT

Senior Director of Tax

Digital River
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Corporation - Privately-Held

Professional Summary

Experienced Senior tax professional with a demonstrated history in the manufacturing and internet industries. Previously a Tax Director for a $1.1B publicly traded specialty chemical, coatings and fluid handling global manufacturer with significant Asian operations including Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Taiwan, Korea and China. Skilled in Transfer Pricing, Tax Preparation, Tax Accounting, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), and Leadership. Strong accounting professional with a Master of Business Taxation focused in Tax from University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management.

If you have questions about corporate tax issues, please feel free to reach me at or 952.221.4902.

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Industry Experience

    • Ecommerce
    • Food Retailers & Wholesalers
    • Semiconductors
    • Medical Devices, Supplies
    • Public Accounting Firm


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February 20


Digital River
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Senior Director of Tax
Corporation - Privately-Held
2019 - Present
Functional Leadership
o Develop strong working relationships with accounting, finance, legal and operations to keep abreast of business developments and ensures management is aware of tax developments
o Responsible for the organization of the tax function in a manner that best supports the business
o Responsible for managing overall tax function costs

Tax Strategy
o Identify tax saving and risk mitigation opportunities and participate in tax analysis around the development and implementation of business strategies and client offerings
o The oversight of tax due diligence for M&A activities

Tax Compliance and Accounting for Income Tax
o Manage income tax compliance for federal, state and international tax returns and reports
o Manage the recording and reporting of tax information in audited financial statements

Indirect Taxes and Other Compliance Matters
o Oversee tax compliance and examinations around various indirect taxes and reports

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Vice President Tax
Corporation - Publicly-Held
2017 - 2019
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Tax Director
Corporation - Publicly-Held
2005 - 2017
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Senior Tax Manager
Corporation - Publicly-Held
1997 - 2005
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Tax Manager
Public Accounting Firm - Big Four
1996 - 1997
Coopers & Lybrand
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Public Accounting Firm - Big Four
1991 - 1996


MBT, Tax 1997
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Professional Certifications

Certified Public Accountant(CPA)

Associations and Societies

  • Tax Executives Institute

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