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!
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.
/ 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