MEET OUR Team

We’re a people focused
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Yes there is such a thing as Tax Incentive experts.

Our specialized accounting and engineering teams have been securing and defending Federal and State Tax Incentive studies for over a decade.

Our hyper-niched experience means your business is positioned for the maximum amount of benefits every year. We also respect and want you to keep your existing accountant and bookkeeping relationships.

We simply execute on certain niche parts of the tax code with the finest precision so your existing teams are well supported and you spend your time doing what you do best: building your company - while getting lots of money back every year!

Our Team

We have an exceptional team at TaxTaker helping startups extend their runway.
exceptional team at TaxTaker

Ari Salafia

Founder & CEO
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Matt Bechtold

Head of R&D Tax Services
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Abby Massey

VP of Energy Incentives
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Austen Legler

Head of Partnerships
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Rogelio Salomon

Head of Product
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Brandon Somers

CFO
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Tiffany Fernandez

Head of Operations
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Grant Noce

Tax Specialist
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Maggie Hensley

Customer Success Manager
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Abby Abragan

Executive Assistant
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Julia Rodrigues

Marketing Intern

Our Values

TaxTaker’s on a mission to help small and medium businesses grow. Companies work with us to get access to billions of dollars in alternative funding each year. Customers love us. We have good momentum. And we’re getting better everyday.

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Humble Hustler

We’re go-getters that do (almost) anything to get the job done right. Pleasing customers is a must. So is having fun. We try new ways to serve. We’re scrappy. People tell us we’re trustworthy and down to earth. Self-awareness is important. So is being respectful to ourselves and others. We share the credit and shoulder the responsibility.

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Accountable Asset

We’re responsible for our actions. We have self-discipline and governance to get things done in a timely manner. We expect people to do what they commit to. Everyone is an essential part of the value we provide customers. Autonomy equals trust. That’s why every individual must use good judgment.

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Lifelong Learner

Personal and professional growth is paramount. We are a curious bunch always improving and expanding our minds. We welcome new ideas. The status quo is not accepted here. We do things differently. We break things. We try to make them better. We like learn-it-alls, not know-it-alls.

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Intelligent & Impactful

Intelligence matters. So does impact. Our aptitude for execution is within the top percentile. Our bar is set high. We believe that power comes from sharing knowledge, not hoarding it. Results matter most. They are how we measure impact.

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Serve Before Self

Customers always come first. We value people who understand this. Our kindness is never mistaken for weakness. Instead, it’s our super strength. Empathy and relationship awareness provides a powerful competitive advantage. They help us win. They fuel our thought process. Being customer first means asking ourselves, “what’s in it for them?” when making decisions.

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Energy Giver

Energy vampires are exhausting. They’re not welcomed here. Instead, we try to produce positive energy on a daily basis, even on a bad day. We know customers are burdened with stressors that have little to do with us. That’s okay. We show up with a smile and get our work done without taking negative attitudes personally.

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Fast & Furious

Speed matters. It helps us move quickly and urgently. We recognize some decisions create better value faster than others. We like short feedback cycles and iteration. We like to experiment before making investments. We like moving fast. We want you to move fast too.

Help us get to a billion dollars of tax incentives by 2025.

We’re on a mission to put more money in your Company's pocket so you can go further, faster.
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About Us

Founded by Tax Accounting & Finance Nerds
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Meet Our Team

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Founder Story

Founder and CEO Ari Salafia
Ari Salafia
Founder and CEO
Ari Salafia is the CEO and Co-founder of TaxTaker. Over the course of her career, Ari has helped Startups to Fortune 500 companies nationwide fuel their growth through specialty government programs. Her favorite part about working in the niche world of specialty accounting is working closely with innovative founders that are constantly exposing new technologies and inspiring the TaxTaker team each day. Ari is also one of the founding board members of the Austin Venture Association, and is on a personal mission to better support women and underrepresented founders' access to capital through education, investor-matching, and paying it forward herself.
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As a proud #femalefounded company, TaxTaker celebrates diversity, inclusion, and underrepresented founders.  In fact, if you classify as an underrepresented founder, you’ll receive an additional discount on top of what we find you, no questions asked.  It’s one of our small ways of paying it forward.