Summary of Experience
Judith A. Riley, Esq.
Co-Founder, President & Director
Judy Riley is the President of Telecom Professionals, which she co-founded in1992. Ms. Riley is the top telecom tax subject matter expert in the country, as well as the industry leader in tax mapping.
Ms. Riley earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Oklahoma, College of Law, was on the College of Law's Dean's List, received an American Jurisprudence Award and was a member of Phi Delta Phi. She also has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Oklahoma and was on the undergraduate Dean's Honor Roll. Ms. Riley was admitted to practice in Oklahoma in 1980.
Director of Tax Compliance
Jon Lund is the Director of Tax Compliance for Telecom Professionals. He has been with the firm since December of 2010. Jon oversees the preparation and filing of transactional tax returns in all state and local taxing jurisdictions, including sales, utility, excise, gross receipts, 911, TRS and additional transactional taxes. Additionally, he oversees the preparation of both state and local license applications and exemption information for TPI clientele.
Prior to joining Telecom Professionals, he gained 12 years of experience in Accounting and Billing working in the Telecom industry.
Jon earned his BS in Business from the University of Minnesota in 1990.
Manager of Tax Compliance
Vickie Mullen is the Manager of Tax Compliance for Telecom Professionals. She has been with the firm since November of 2018. Vickie manages the tax specialists and tax preparers focusing on work distribution and preparation and filing of transactional tax returns in all state, county and local taxing jurisdictions.
Prior to joining TPI, Vickie was a tax manager for another telecom tax compliance firm for 8 years.
Vickie earned her Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Angelo State University in 2008.
Matt W. Dean
Director of State Regulatory Compliance
Matt Dean is the Director of State Regulatory Compliance at Telecom Professionals. Matt joined TPI in February 2011, adding to his now two decades plus experience in the telecommunications industry. Matt's responsibilities include registration and reporting with the various Public Utility Commissions and the Federal Communications Commission. Matt is also our Onboarding client liaison.
Prior to joining TPI, Matt spent 10 years as an AT&T Project Manager where he spearheaded numerous projects exclusively for AT&T's Tier 1 client base and was the recipient of AT&T's STAR (Success, Teamwork, Attitude, & Reliability) Award in 2010. Matt led an assortment of projects for AT&T covering a variety of telecommunications services including frame private line, VoIP, PBX, trunk groups, complex advanced features, routing plans, high speed data, and broadband.
Director of FCC and Corporate Regulatory Compliance
Susan is the Director of FCC and Corporate Regulatory Compliance for Telecom Professionals. Susan has over 20 years' experience in Regulatory Compliance specializing in Telecommunications. Her responsibilities include State Regulatory Compliance and FCC reporting including but not limited to FCC Forms 159-W, 160, 473, 477, 499A-499 and 655 HAC.
Prior to joining TPI in June of 2011, Susan was employed by Thomson Reuters Inc. (Regulatory Compliance Division) as Senior Compliance Analyst. Her responsibilities included state and FCC compliance and reporting, and she exceled in Customer Service relations and satisfaction with a client retainment rate of 100%. She received the Thomson Reuters Rock Star Award for overall excellence for the Regulatory Division in 2009.
Susan earned an Associate's Degree in Business from Coastal Training Institute of Mobile in 1994.
Jennifer A. Bomaster
Director of Treasury Services
Jennifer Bomaster is the Director of Treasury Services and Office Manager for Telecom Professionals. She has been with the firm for over 15 years. Jen oversees clients' tax escrow accounts and the issuance of tax payments from those accounts, including ledger reconciliation and quality assurance. Prior to joining the firm, she worked for Steven C. Riley, CPA as an accounting clerk.
Jen has earned her BA from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2003.
Chief Technology Officer
Gani Lim is the Chief Technology Officer of Telecom Professionals. Gani is responsible for all aspects of technology and information science, including maintenance, development and architecture. He was previously with Atlantax Systems since1996 and most recently served as its Vice President of Information Technology. At Atlantax, Gani was responsible for deployment/implementation of a proprietary tax compliance application, data management, data translators, and spearheaded other technology initiatives.
Gani has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of the East in Manila. Gani also studied at Georgia Tech's Program for Technical Managers and is a Certified Netware Engineer and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer. Gani has over 35 years of Information Technology experience.
Director of Tax Technology
Jason is the Director of Tax Technology and is responsible for leading the development and maintenance of our proprietary best in class tax compliance platform, TTM 5.0.
Prior to joining Telecom Professionals, Jason gained 19 years of specialized telecommunications experience in the areas of indirect tax and technology. Jason previously worked for Thomson Reuters, KPMG and Wolters Kluwer - CCH.
Jason was educated at American Intercontinental University and is currently pursuing SCRUM Product Owner Certification.
Jill Gabriel, CPA
Director of Auditing
Jill is the Director of Auditing and is responsible for representing clients in local, state and federal audits, including voluntary disclosure agreements as well as customer liaison and escalation point to handle complex issues related to tax filings, registrations, and tax data conversions.
She was previously with Atlantax Systems since 1999 and most recently served as its Director of Customer Care and Director of Auditing. At Atlantax, Jill was responsible for restructuring the accounting and treasury department, managing tax compliance software updates and licensing, liaising with clients related to customer care, and handling and managing tax audits. From 1987 until 1996, Jill was Controller at correctional and mobile telecommunications company. She was responsible for quarterly and annual SEC filings and performed due diligence, financial analysis, and litigation support for numerous acquisitions.
Jill earned a BSBA in Finance from the University of Florida.
Ann Rae Keel, CPA
Ann Rae Keel is the Controller for Telecom Professionals. Ann Rae has over ten years' experience in accounting, including over 5 years in public accounting and over 3 years as a Controller for a previous employer. She heads the accounting department and is responsible for the company's financial statements, general ledger, payroll, cash management, accounts payable, accounts receivable, budgeting, tax compliance, and various special analyses.
Prior to joining the company, Ann Rae was employed as the Controller by a software development firm and an accounting firm. Ann Rae also did mission work in Ethiopia in the accounting field.
Ann Rae earned her bachelor's degree in Accounting from Towson University in 2009 and became a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Maryland in 2012.
Outside Board of Directors
Stephen A. DeBacco
Stephen DeBacco is a Managing Partner with Leaders Fund an evergreen venture capital fund focused on investing in SaaS companies selling solutions to businesses. Steve has over 25 years of experience as an early-stage/founding executive team member at several extremely successful companies.
Steve started his career at GM-Fanuc Robotics (GMF) where he worked with several other GMF alumni at Ariba to build the most successful B2B ecommerce network in the world achieving a $40 billion market capitalization. Steve replicated his success joining the executive team at Workbrain where he was responsible for building the first global enterprise workforce management sales organization. Similar success was achieved at Empathica, Rypple, and Applied Predictive Technologies ultimately hiring over 500 sales and marketing executive contributing over $1B in software revenue.
Steve, as part of the Leaders Fund team, is now combining his deep operating expertise with financial capital investment to help innovative companies realize their full potential.
Greg is an accomplished C-level executive with a rich mix of financial, operational and sales management experiences.
As COO of UBS/PaineWebber subsidiary CSC he led a professional team of 1,000+ that was 'first mover' to deliver cloud software solutions to 3,000+ desk tops located at 250+ USA and International broker dealers, restructured customer services platform, managed credit risk overseeing a $ billion loan portfolio and engineered effective cost management that produced record operating and profit margins.
During his tenure as COO customer assets grew 48% ($40+ billion), daily transaction volume increased 356% to 50,000 and loan portfolio tripled to exceed $1.2 billion. Prior to being named COO Greg was responsible for East Coast sales and prior to that was CFO of the business.
Upon leaving UBS, Greg was President of a national broker dealer; now retired he currently enjoys investing in and advising businesses during the launch and growth stages of their business cycles.
Greg has 20+ years of experience in technology sales and partner ecosystem management. Greg has spent his career helping small, medium and large businesses maximize their technology spend to increase revenue, customer acquisition and customer retention.
Greg works for SAP SE, a European multinational software corporation that makes enterprise software to manage business operations and customer relationships. As part of the Platform and Technologies North America group at SAP, Greg is responsible for driving indirect revenue working with Global Service Providers and Technology Partners on innovative go-to-market initiatives.
Previously, Greg was with Microsoft Corporation, SAS Institute, BusinessObjects and IBM Corporation in various sales, alliance and management roles.