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


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; 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.

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.

Martin Ceisel

/ Editor

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.

Steven Rios

/ 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.

Alejandro Rios

/ Web & Graphic Designer

Alejandro Rios (no relation to Steven Rios) is our Web/Graphic Designer and responsible for web 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.

Casey Akers

/ 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.

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