About Us- Our Story

TaxConnections is an independent tax media site promoting leading tax experts and tax resources worldwide. As taxes evolve in our worldwide economy, new technologies serving the tax profession have evolved to provide cutting-edge business solutions. TaxConnections is the leading marketing solution for tax professionals worldwide and considered 1st in class for our technology. TaxConnections enables tax professionals to work smarter, save valuable time, make better connections, reduce their overhead costs and market their tax reputations worldwide.

From our one-page microsite technology which a tax professional can build in minutes, to the Ask Tax Questions feature engaging tax professionals with prospective new clients, to informative Tax Blogs posted by our members and distributed globally to an interested reader audience, to education webinars covering a wide range of tax topics, to awareness of the best and affordable tax resources, we offer new technologies only available at TaxConnections. We take great pride in introducing you to others who provide the best the tax profession offers. We conduct ongoing research to find new products and services that serve the best interest of the tax profession.

Our Team

Kat Jennings

/ CEO / Large Business Services

As CEO, Kat Jennings is responsible for the overall operations of This includes day-to-day management decisions and implementing TaxConnections long and short-term business goals. Kat's role includes communicating TaxConnections vision and strategic direction to investors, team members, customers and sponsors; secure working capital and allocating capital resources appropriately; build a company culture of customer centered services ensuring our customer's needs are our top priority; and set performance expectations and goals for the company and each team member.

Chen-Ming Chen

/ Chief Technology Engineer

Our CTO, Chen-Ming Chen previously held the role of Senior Engineer at the University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA. Chen was responsible for overseeing more than seventy online UCSD systems for six separate University Provosts. He maintained database administration and security for more than one million student records in the UCSD systems. Chen has more than fifteen years of experience in software engineering and security. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Information and Decision Systems from San Diego State University, San Diego, California and a Masters in Cyber Security and Information Assurance from National University, San Diego, California. He is fluent in Mandarin and English.

Aittidej "AJ" Tanvilai

/ Chief Technology Engineer

AJ brings oversees a variety of important development projects at TaxConnections including our development of our Payment Gateway. He is an expert on operating systems and platforms that include Windows, Unix and computer languages that include JavaScript, Ajax, JQuery, CSS, PHP, HTML, XML, MySQL, ASP.NET, C#, Python and Prolog. AJ earned his Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of California, San Diego and is now working on completing his Masters in Computer Science from UCSD. He is fluent in Thai and English

Steven Rios

/ Editor

Steven is responsible for assisting our global members in the distribution of their tax blog content on TaxConnections. He coordinates our members blogs and posts them on TaxConnections Worldwide Tax Blogs. Steven has a BA Degree in Psychology and Philosophy; and a Masters in Philosophy and a Rhetoric and Technical Writing Certificate from San Diego State University in San Diego, CA.

Alejandro Rios

/ Web & Graphic Designer

Alejandro Rios (no relation to Steven Rios) is our Web/Graphic Designer and responsible for front end design and maintenance. Alejandro's skills include HTML, CSS, Javascript, JQuery, PHP, and MySQL. Alejandro has a Bachelor's of Science in Web Design from Platts College in San Diego, CA.

Board Advisors

Brian Andreoli Randy Henderson
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