TEI Silicon Valley Chapter


"Tax Executives Institute, Inc. (TEI) is a professional organization of business executives who are responsible for taxation matters on an administrative or policy-making level, or whose work is otherwise primarily concerned with the problems of business taxation." 



President: Cindy Duquette, Coinbase
Chapter Representative:  Peter Waterstreet, VMware
1st Vice President:  Stephen Dunphy, Ross Stores
2nd Vice President:  Daniel Smith, Google
Treasurer:  Kristen Proschold, Intuitive Surgical
Secretary:  Chris Kmak, Intel


Jay Lall, ServiceNow - 2020

Fenella Salmonsson, Microsoft - 2020

Anu Bedi, Fitbit - 2021
Clara Lee, VMware - 2022
Grace Chu, Dolby Laboratories - 2022



(Get Involved, Join or Inquire)

Federal Tax:  Mark Jewett, mjewett@ea.com

State & Local Tax:  Jason Wulfhorst, jason.wulfhorst@intusurg.com

International Tax: Kristen Proschold, kristen.proschold@intusurg.com

Financial Reporting: Chris Anderson, cpa@fb.com

Tax Controversy:  Howard Schneck, Howard.Schneck@varian.com

Head of Tax Roundtable:  Ira Cook, ira.cook@smartm.com



TEI-SJSU High Tech Tax Institute
November 4 & 5, 2019
The SJSU MST Program manages and co-sponsors three annual tax conferences. Our hallmark High Tech Tax Institute, started in 1988, is a two-day conference held each November. Speakers and attendees come from around the world. Leading edge topics relevant to high tech companies and their tax professionals are addressed by nationally and internationally recognized practitioners and government representatives who have practical experience of implementation. The learning and networking opportunities makes the annual TEI-SJSU High Tech Tax Institute an invaluable educational tax experience for accountants, attorneys, and corporate representatives who serve high technology businesses.
ASC 740 Financial Reporting
November 14, 2019
Presented by the Big 4 Accounting Firms

Topics to be covered include the following:

  • Advanced reporting of international operations

  • Legislative update

  • VP of tax roundtable

  • Federal, International and State/local updates

SALT & IPT Joint Meeting
December 5, 2019

This 3/4-day seminar will focus on the following topics related to the State and Local Tax implications of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and other hot topics in state and local taxation.


Speakers from PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP:


Tina Skidmore, George Famalett, Ken Lee, Leland Yee, Mary Crane, Erinne Fuhring, Francis Santos and Robert Corrales

Lunch and speakers included.  

TEI SVC Holiday Party
December 5, 2019
Join your TEI peers for the networking party of the year.   Immediately following the joint SALT / IPT seminar.
Raffles of top electronics, wine, gift certificates and lots of fun!
Complimentary buffet and hosted bar.
RSVP please.