About Us

TaxConnections is where you will find leading tax experts worldwide. Recognizing the world of taxes is made up of thousands of specialties, TaxConnections in the one network that welcomes all tax professionals. You can find tax professionals from multinational corporations, accounting firms and law firms with international, national, regional and local tax practices; and you can find independent tax services providers with a wide range of tax expertise. You can also find tax graduates entering the tax profession to highly experienced tax professionals who are semi-retired and working on interim projects with organizations who retain them. TaxConnections was created to provide a solution to increase connectivity with tax professionals online. TaxConnections members pay to be listed in TaxConnections Worldwide Directory to ensure that no one ever has to pay to find and message them online. As a result, TaxConnections members increase their online connectivity by 85%.

Tax Professional Benefits

TaxConnections members benefit in many ways including: 1) greatly improving online connectivity 2) raising authority for tax expertise 3) higher visibility in front of a steady stream of prospective clients 4) increase referral business 5) provide better solutions to attract tax professionals to organizations 6) leading way to promote individual tax brands 7) promotion of our members tax blogs and ebooks 8) and new innovations and solutions for the tax community worldwide.

TaxConnections business strategy is what media executives know as native advertising which means advertising that is secondary to the message being delivered. Our members report greatly improved successes because they are no longer hidden behind corporate walls or highly marketed brands; they are no longer blocked by barriers caused by other sites that took their data and now charge others a fee to connect with them. TaxConnections members take back control of their individual brands online.

Taxpayer/Consumer Benefits

TaxConnections benefits anyone who wants to find a tax professional, ask tax questions, and access valuable tax blogs and publications. TaxConnections keeps our visitors informed in a language they can understand. Anyone can access TaxConnections Worldwide Directory of Tax Professionals. Membership is free and registration is easy at .

Our Team

Kat Jennings


TaxConnections was founded by Kat Jennings, who has more three decades experience connecting world class tax experts with people and organizations needing them. TaxConnections was born out of her vision to help others make better connections with tax experts around the world with a wide range of highly specialized tax expertise.

As an internationally recognized consultant to multinational organizations searching for tax experts, Kat has been retained by law firms, international public accounting firms and multinational corporations including Apple Computer, AC Neilson, Accenture, Agilent Technologies, Allergan, Alza, American Express, American Media, Aon, Baker & McKenzie, Barclays Bank, Bechtel, Cargill, Carl Zeiss Vision, Century Aluminum, Chevron, Clorox, Citigroup, Commercial Metals, Constellation Energy, Deloitte Touché, DLA Piper, E&J Gallo Winery, Electronic Arts, Ernst & Young, Fox Entertainment, Fremont Investments, General Electric, Hewlett Packard, Hyatt, Intel, Jones Lang LaSalle, Kimco Realty, KLA Tencor, Koch Industries, KPMG, Levi Strauss, Logitech, Lucas Films, Maersk, McKesson, Newell Rubbermaid, Nissan, Oracle, Pacific Gas & Electric, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, SAIC, SanDisk, SONY, Sempra Energy, Synopsys, Toyota, Univar, Wal-Mart, Wells Fargo, Vertex, Yahoo and Xilinx..

Kat was born and raised in Upstate New York in a small town named Geneva, on a beautiful lake called Seneca. She earned a Bachelor of Science in World Studies at Eisenhower College, a division of Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York.

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 for more than one million student records in the UCSD systems. Chen has more than twelve 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.

Aittidej “AJ” Tanvilai

/ Chief Technology Engineer

AJ brings oversees a variety of important development projects at TaxConnections including all aspects of our Video Platform for Continuing Education Courses and 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 his Masters in Computer Science. He is fluent in both written and verbal communication in Thai and English.

Kevin Phaviseth

/ Web Development Engineer

Kevin brings design and front end development skills to our team. His focus in in semantic code, typography and clean layouts for our site. His strong knowledge of PHP, JQuery, Javascript, HTML and CSS3 is valuable to our continued evolution with our technology. We thank Kevin for his service to the United States Navy in which he was a medical corpsman. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Media and Art from Platt College.

Casey Akers

/ Executive Manager/ Research Associate

Casey oversees a variety of important roles at TaxConnections encompassing operations and our executive research function. She brings amazing organizational, research and communication skills to our organization. She has a Diploma from the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts and continues her advanced studies at San Diego College, San Diego, CA.

Cian O’Donovan

/ CRM Media Manager

Cian is responsible for overseeing our Worldwide Tax Blogs platform and our client relationship management systems. He arrived to the United States after graduating from the Cork Institute of Technology, Cork, Ireland and started with the TaxConnections Team.

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