TaxConnections


About TaxConnections

TaxConnections is where to find leading tax experts and tax resources worldwide! TaxConnections provides consumers improved access to tax advisors who have a wide range of tax expertise. Anyone can find a tax professional, ask tax questions and stay informed through world class tax experts who want to help you save money and protect you!!

Our mission is connecting taxpayers to the leading tax experts and tax resources worldwide!



Our Team

Kat Jennings

/ CEO

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 taxpayers 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.

Her ancestors were of Italian, English and Seneca Indian descent. Her ancestor Anna Edison Taylor was the first person (and woman) to go across Niagara Falls in a barrel and survive. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annie_Edson_Taylor . Kat says “It is like a start - up, a crazy thing to do but we are built with the DNA to survive anything!

Tracey Glenn

/ COO

Our COO, Tracey Glenn oversees operations and TaxConnections Worldwide Tax Blogs administration. Tracey previously held a Senior Management role with an international services organization throughout the Americas. She brings government contract experience and deep operational skills. Tracey oversees a wide range of administrative responsibilities including member services, blogger administration, contracts, investor relations and quality assurance.

Tracey was born and raised in La Crescenta, California. Her father, Rex Johnson was the top acrobat that was catapulted from the Teeter Board to the top of the human triangle for the Clyde Beatty Cole Bros Circus. Her DNA fits right into a start-up environment having to do business acrobatics every day.

Clay Vandiver

/ VP Business Development

Our VP, Business Development is Clay Vandiver who has more than ten years of experience in creative development and production. Clay previously held the role of Producer for TIG Productions in Burbank, California. He started in unscripted television as the Assistant to Chris Cowan, one of the Godfathers of Reality Television. Clay then went on to work for leading Producer Phil Gurin of Shark Tank. Clay independently produced and sold two projects to the major cable networks.

Chen-Ming Chen

/ Chief Technology Officer

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.

Chen’s father, Chinglin Chen enjoyed a vivid youth as an Judo and Kendo expert who represented the Taiwan Navy in national competitions.

Aittidej “AJ” Tanvilai

/ Senior 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 Designer

Kevin brings design and front end development skills to our team. His focus is on semantic code, typography and clean layouts for our site. Kevin is always very busy as we have so many changes and upgrades as we continue to grow. His strong knowledge of PHP, JQuery, Javascript and HTML, CSS3 is always being utilized in the continued development of our company. He was Medical Corpsman in the United States Navy responsible for medical care of our servicemen and women. He speaks English and some Lao and ancestors are from Laos and Cambodia. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Media and Art from Platt College.

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