As CEO, Kat Jennings is responsible for the overall operations of www.taxconnections.com. 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; hire the best sales and marketing team and customer service people possible; and set performance expectations and goals for the company and each team member.
/ 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.
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/ Chief Technology Engineer
Martin Ceisel is our Editor (currently working part-time and ready to come on full time) in this role to oversee requests to blog on TaxConnections. Martin has a BA in International Studies from Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois and a Masters of Arts in Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies from San Diego State University/California State University in San Diego, CA.
Martin reviews the blogs for appropriateness and is a master at SEO optimization of the blog posts. He also controls scheduling and viral outreach of each members post.
/ Editorial Associate
Steven Rios is our Editorial Associate and works full-time reporting to our Editor Martin Ceisel. Steven is responsible for searching our member’s sites for blog posts they may have forgotten to post on TaxConnections. He coordinates content and posts it on WordPress which is then reviewed by Martin before released to the public 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.
/ Web & Graphic Designer
/ Administration/Research Projects
Casey Akers is Administrative Associate reporting directly to Kat Jennings on a wide range of projects. These projects include support and research on executive search services and input of data into CRM (Client Relationship Marketing) system. Casey also has responsibility for customer care and follow-up on webinars hosted on TaxConnections.