With tax reform singed into law, businesses need to be aware of the broad implications - both on businesses and the people behind them. From lowering the corporate and individual income tax rates and eliminating numerous deductions, to new rules for pass-through entities, the elimination of the AMT for corporations, and the shift to a territorial tax system, the $1.5 trillion sweeping legislation represents the biggest change to tax code in a generation. Moderator Hitesh Shah will lead a panel of experts as they discuss these legislative changes and the potential impact on the companies you serve.
Louis Gomes, Tax Partner, BDO Chip Morgan, International Tax Partner, BDO Saurabh Agarwal, Corporate Controller, Quantenna Communications
Hitesh Shah has more than 25 years of experience spanning startup through venture financing and eventual M&A exits in multiple high technology companies. He has in-depth experience in people management, finance, venture capital, business development, product management, business planning and customer service. Hitesh has raised over $100M in venture capital for four different startups.
Prior to joining BDO, Hitesh has served in multiple executive roles as CFO, COO, and CEO. He was the Chief Operating Officer at Solum, an Andreessen Horowitz, Khosla Ventures, and Google Ventures funded company which was acquired by Monsanto. Hitesh also served as CEO and COO at Fat Spaniel Technologies which was acquired by Power-One, and CFO at iPolicy Networks which was acquired by Tech Mahindra in India.
Hitesh serves as the chairman of the board of Parents Helping Parents (PHP), an organization whose mission is to empower families to build bright futures for children with special needs. He also serves as a board director of Human Needs Project (HNP), an organization focused on alleviating poverty.
Hitesh holds a BSc in Industrial Engineering from Western Michigan University and an MBA from UC Berkeley Haas School of Business.
Louis Gomes is a Tax Partner with BDO located in San Jose, California. He has over 30 years of experience working in public accounting and industry providing tax services, including ASC 740 tax accounting, stock compensation consulting, audit assistance, Sarbanes-Oxley tax documentation, and a wide variety of federal, international, and multi-state strategic tax consulting and compliance.
Prior to joining BDO, Mr. Gomes managed a Northern California tax practice for a national professional services firm, worked in the “Big 4”, and was a Tax Director for a NYSE company. His clients include software, biotechnology, semiconductor, solar and various other multinational high tech companies, as well as non-high tech companies, including retail, consumer products manufacturing, construction and distribution.
Mr. Gomes is a frequent instructor and has taught various practical tax seminars on accounting for income taxes, stock option accounting, the SOX tax cycle and various other tax courses. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.
Chip Morgan has been centered on international tax for over 31 years. Chip is Head of International Tax in the West region at BDO. He is a unique tax professional who has a true appreciation of his clients’ environments having gained valuable industry experience as VP of Tax for a semiconductor manufacturer and a software company where he implemented and defended international tax structures aligned with the underlying business operations as they evolved over time. Chip has also served as an International Tax partner with two of the Big 4 firms, where he advised clients across a broad range of industries, geographies, and transactions. He has worked in New York, Brussels, San Jose, and Los Angeles assisting companies ranging from startups to very large, mature enterprises.
Chip has deep technical knowledge, combined with practical hands on experience.Chip holds a BA in accounting from the University of North Carolina, and a Juris Doctorate from Columbia Law School.
Saurabh Agarwal is a corporate controller at Quantenna Communications. Saurabh was instrumental in helping Quantenna through its IPO as they were transitioning to a new CFO. Prior to Quantenna, he spent 5 years at DCG Systems as their corporate controller and 10 years in public accounting including EY and PwC where he led the Tesla IPO as the Senior Manager. In his role as corporate controller, Saurabh has navigated 4 acquisitions, implemented ERP systems twice, designed and implemented tax structures twice and built finance and accounting teams culminating into a successful IPO at Quantenna in 2017.
Location:Michael's at Shoreline
2960 Shoreline Dr.
Mountain View, CA 94043
Date:Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Time:11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Networking and Registration 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch, Presentation and Q&A