Our Story

Essam Abdullah

Chief Executive Officer

Our story began with our sharp and talented Founder, Essam Abdullah. His experience in the tax industry sparked a drive to change it for the better. Looking at the industry with fresh eyes, Essam founded TaxRise to achieve where other companies fail.

Having built this monumental company from the ground up, Essam’s leadership and work ethic influences that of the employees at TaxRise.

Our team of tax professionals works hard every day to provide our clients with the best resolutions possible.

We pride ourselves on offering our clients responsive and excellent service. Our clients are the most important part of our business, and we work tirelessly to ensure their complete satisfaction.

Although TaxRise began as a small team just a few years ago in Irvine, CA., we’ve grown exponentially during such a short amount of time. So much so that we hold the title for the fastest growing tax company in the nation. Now, with the state of the times, a crippling pandemic, we have proven ourselves to be capable and sustainable. 

Executive Team

Introducing your executive team leading your way toward being tax debt free.

Emily Nguyen

Chief Financial Officer

John Oh

Chief Marketing

Jesse Gaines

Business Efficiency Manager

Saghar Sadri

Executive Office Manager 

James Grant

Chief Revenue Officer

Processing Team

Your case managers and caseworkers work together to build your case and act as a liason between you and your tax attorney.

Stephanie Barrera

Processing Manager

Daisy Martinez

Case Manager

Areana Calcote

Case Manager

Nadia Lavarreda

Case Manager

Vaughn Martin

Case Manager

Karen Gama

Case Worker

Tammy Saatchi

Case Manager

Yesenia Tenorio

Case Manager

Yelena Morales

Case Manager

Violet Rivera

Lead Case Manager

Kristen Borgia

Mail Clerk

Jessica Ramirez

Mail Clerk

Jaclyn Mclaughlin

Case Manager

Mikayla Martin

Administrative Assistant

Tax Experts

The expertise you need to secure your resolution.

Satyam Mehta

Tax Attorney

Younseok Byun

CPA

Ireman Recinto

CPA

Sergio Morales

Financial Analyst

Yelena Morales

Enrolled Agent

Resolution Team

TaxRise’s resolution Team is your first step to qualifying for an IRS resolution

Lauren Stinson

Director of Sales

Adam Smith

Sales Manager

Oliver Gates

Tax Resolution Officer

Randy Reese

Tax Resolution Officer

Bill Hensley

Tax Resolution Officer

Roger Lundy

Tax Resolution Officer

Alex Garcia

Tax Resolution Officer

Omar Bryant

Business Development Manager

Keelin Degroote

Tax Resolution Officer

David Flores

Tax Resolution Officer

Tom Petrucci

Tax Resolution Officer

Broxton Hendrix

Tax Resolution Officer

Andrew Pedraja

Tax Resolution Officer

Joshua Rodrigo

Tax Resolution Officer

Noel Sandoval

Tax Resolution Officer

Bryan Black

Junior Settlement Officer

Ellaine Brennan

Tax Resolution Officer

Joseph Duitsman

Tax Resolution Officer

Analy Solorzano

Tax Resolution Officer

Matthew Freedlund

Tax Resolution Officer

Victor Esquivel

Tax Resolution Officer

Joseph Cortes

Tax Resolution Officer

Michael Smith

Tax Resolution Officer

Matthew Salanga

Tax Resolution Officer

Tony Khath

Tax Resolution Officer

Joseph Heller

Tax Resolution Officer

Marcos E. Ducret

Tax Resolution Officer

Frank Gonzalez

Tax Resolution Officer

Inez Figueroa

Tax Resolution Officer

Tarek Alhawash

Junior Settlement Officer-Intern

Client Support

Our Client Support team is always available to answer your questions or concerns.

Jamie Mojica

Client Support

Nika Vahdat

Client Support

Frank Pham

Client Support

Itzel Zamora

Customer Service Representative

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