Our Team

Executive Team

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

Essam Abdullah

Chief Executive Officer

Essam Abdullah is the founder and CEO of TaxRise Inc., the country’s fastest-growing tax resolution company.

In 2017, Essam launched TaxRise and quickly grew the company to over 100 employees with a growth rate of almost 400%. His passion for finance and technology supplemented the need for investors and funding, allowing TaxRise to rise above antiquated industry giants and revolutionize the space. Essam later founded Mia Development Group, colloquially known as MIADVG, to further develop cutting-edge fintech and other ventures.

Essam forwent a formal education to build his business and strongly believes in a hands-on experience for young entrepreneurs. In 2021, Essam co-founded the non-profit The Paul & Mia Foundation to provide high-schoolers and young adults with the skills, opportunities, and mentorship to launch their own companies with his guidance and leadership.

Emily Nguyen

Chief Financial Officer

Emily Nguyen is the Chief Financial Officer for TaxRise Inc and MIADVG. Emily joined the TaxRise team in 2018 as a Lead Accountant and quickly became an integral part of the growing company.

Emily’s strengths come from her international finance experience. She received her bachelor’s degree in accounting and auditing from the prestigious Banking University of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam where she was hand-selected to join the Deloitte Touche International as a Senior Auditor. Later, she joined the Association of Chartered Certificated Accountants from Chartered Certified Accountants UK in London and joined the e-commerce team ePelcian as an Accounting Manager.

As CFO for TaxRise, Emily has single-handedly managed the company’s 400% growth and built a top-tier accounting department. 

Our Management Team

The expertise you need to secure your resolution.

Satyam Mehta

Senior Tax Attorney

Stephanie Barrera

Processing Manager

Lillian Vargas

Processing Training Manager

Jennie Phillips

Billing Manager

Sandra Garcia Acosta

Quality Assurance Manager

Lauren Stinson

Director of Sales

D. Denise Macon

D. Denise Macon

Human Resource Director

Our Leadership Team

The expertise you need to secure your resolution.

Daisy Martinez

Lead Case Manager

Vaughn Martin

Lead Case Manager

Noel Sandoval

Lead Resolution Officer

Joshua Rodrigo

Lead Resolution Officer

Keelin Degroote

Lead Resolution Officer

Broxton Hendrix

Lead Resolution Officer

Tax Experts

The expertise you need to secure your resolution.

Satyam Mehta

Tax Attorney

Olga Guzhva

Tax Attorney

Carl Carlson

Tax Professional

Shahem Alzaeim

Tax Preparer

Briana Wilson

Tax Preparer

Ireman Recinto

Tax Preparer

Youngseok Byun

Tax Preparer

Yelena Morales

Enrolled Agent

Sergio Morales

Financial Analyst

Alexander Gishwiller

Financial Analyst

LeAnne Ibrahim

Financial Analyst

Kevin Ellison

Financial Analyst

Processing Team

Your Case Managers and Case Workers work together to build your case and act as a liaison between you and your tax attorney.

Deyvi Vargas Flores

Case Manager

Tammy Saatchi

Case Manager

Hector Cash

Case Manager

Nadia Lavarreda

Case Manager

Nicole Taylor

Case Manager

Frank Pham

Case Manager

Angelina Avila

Case Manager

Sean Savage

Case Manager

Diana Ochoa

Case Manager

Paul Minor

Case Manager

Andrew Tisnado

Case Manager

Anthony Cable

Case Manager

Neelofar Faqeerzada

Case Manager

Stephanie Olague

Case Manager

Monica Ortega

Case Manager

Kwang Kim

Case Manager

Karla Avila

Case Manager

Kristen Borgia

Case Manager

Brystal Torres

Case Manager

Violet Rivera

Senior State Resolution Officer

Citlalli Gonzalez

Senior Mail Clerk

Cynthia Ponce

Tax Investigation Specialist

Christina Covarrubias

Document Specialist

Itzel Zamora

Tax Investigation Specialist

Quintessa Leniger

Document Specialist

Eunice Chang

Mail Clerk

Richard Esqueda

Mail Clerk

Maria Espino

Document Specialist

Karen Gama

Tax Investigation Specialist

Finance Team

Daisy Rodriguez

Collections Specialists

Fabian Fernandez

Collections Specialists

Karla Moller

Collections Specialists

Ryan Llamas

Loan Application Specialist

Celeste Gonzalez

Loan Application Specialist

Daisy Tellez

Loan Application Specialist

Resolution Team

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

Lead Resolution Officer

Lead Resolution Officer

Victor Esquivel

Tax Resolution Officer

Bryan Black

Tax Resolution Officer

Alex Garcia

Tax Resolution Officer

Alfredo Gonzalez

Tax Resolution Officer

Andreu Lazur

Tax Resolution Officer

Johnathon Schiefebein

Tax Resolution Officer

Marcos E. Ducret

Tax Resolution Officer

Inez Figueroa

Tax Resolution Officer

Bret Robertson

Tax Resolution Officer

David Flores

Tax Resolution Officer

Andrew Selters

Tax Resolution Officer

Raymond Vivola

Tax Resolution Officer

Rachel Isenhour

Tax Resolution Officer

Michael Morales

Tax Resolution Officer

Matt Hay

Tax Resolution Officer

Brennan Sanchez

Tax Resolution Officer

Joseph Alves

Tax Resolution Officer

Daniel Chang

Tax Resolution Officer

Jonathan Moreno

Tax Resolution Officer

Raman Gilyanna

Tax Resolution Officer

Gary Allen

Tax Resolution Officer

James Pourtemour

Tax Resolution Officer

Kenneth Lew

Tax Resolution Officer

Noah Showalter

Tax Resolution Officer

Matthew Santucci

Tax Resolution Officer

Stacey Barry

Tax Resolution Officer

Anthony Verruto

Tax Resolution Officer

Melissa Mayo

Tax Resolution Officer

Ana Alcarde Zamudio

Tax Resolution Officer

Client Support

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

Angel Pelaez

Internal Compliance Officer

Leanne Allen

Internal Compliance Officer

Elizabeth Paredez

Internal Compliance Officer

Emma Hernandez

Internal Compliance Officer

Elsie Catzin

Internal Compliance Officer

Cristina Lee

Internal Compliance Officer

Vince Washington

External Compliance Officer

Areana Calcote

Senior External
Compliance Officer

Kyan Nabard

External Compliance Officer

Tarek Alhawash

External compliance Officer

Victor Teran

Customer Service Representative

Julian Martinez

Customer Service Representative

Brandy Lopez

Customer Service Representative

Brieanna Christian

Client Support

Jamie Mojica

Client Support

Lauren Wooten

Client Support

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