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EDDIE DELGADO
PARTNER

Contact:
177 E. Colorado Blvd, Suite 200
Pasadena, CA 91105
626-755-7316
edelgado@taxpointpartners.com
https://www.calendly.com/taxpointpartners-ed

Eddie Delgado, CMI, EA, MBA, is a Partner at Tax Point Partners with more than 25 years of experience in tax matters. Eddie serves as a trusted advisor providing a full range of services, including but not limited to, tax research and reviews, accounting support, and tax due diligence advisory in various industries. As a testament to his professionalism, Eddie holds an active Enrolled Agent (EA) credential and Certified Member of the Institute (CMI) designation from the Institute for Professionals in Taxation.

Eddie continues to share his vast knowledge as an Adjunct Professor at California State University, Fullerton, since 2003 and Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Facilitator for accounting and law professionals. He has authored articles for the Journal of Taxation and New Frontier. Selected tax speaking opportunities, he has spoken at USC Gould School of Law Tax Institute, Council of State Taxation, Financial Executives International, and the Valley Industry & Commerce Association.

Prior to co-founding Tax Point Partners, Eddie assisted mid-size and Fortune 1000 Companies on tax services at Big Four and national firms.



Meet Our Team Tax Point Partners, Accounting

CLAUDIA TOPETE
ALLIANCE PARTNER

Contact:
177 E. Colorado Blvd, Suite 200
Pasadena, CA 91105
626-598-3322
ctopete@taxpointpartners.com

Claudia Topete, CPA helps business owners and c-suite executives achieve their business goals by providing guidance for business and tax matters.

She brings more than 20 years of experience in federal, state, local, and international taxes. Having worked in all business sectors, Claudia has a unique background, which creates the perfect trifecta for a business and tax advisor. Her prior experience includes working for RSM/fka McGladrey (public accounting), Zappos.com, & Caesars Entertainment (corporate industry), and as an IRS Agent (government).

Claudia provides business and tax consulting services to clients on a variety of issues, including strategic business and tax planning, tax controversy, accounting methods, corporate reorganizations, compliance, and new business formation. She services an array of industries, including professional services, technology, e-commerce, entertainment, construction, manufacturing, wholesale distribution, logistics, gaming, real estate, and retail.




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DALE DIVERS
ALLIANCE PARTNER

Contact:
177 E. Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91105
714-914-4084
ddivers@taxpointpartners.com

Dale Divers, CPA, MST has over 30 years of experience in tax matters, primarily in the complex and ever-changing field of California and multistate income taxes, for both business entities and individuals.

Dale has assisted clients in apportionment planning & sales factor computations, nexus planning, business re-structuring and special purpose entities. He has performed numerous voluntary disclosure agreements, negotiated settlements and has decades of experience in California tax controversy assistance. Dale also has deep experience with individual state residency/domicile matters and has assisted many taxpayers in establishing/changing residency from California to other states.

Dale has experience with Big Four accounting firms and until recently, he was the “subject matter expert” for California income/franchise taxes at a national firm. He also has experience in private industry with Hughes Electronics Corporation (parent of Hughes Aircraft, DirecTV and Delco) where Dale was responsible for state income tax compliance & audits and had primary responsibility for coordination of apportionment and state income tax audits with General Motors.





Meet Our Team Tax Point Partners, Accounting

MARTIN GAMEZ
ALLIANCE PARTNER

Contact:
177 E. Colorado Blvd, Suite 200
Pasadena, CA 91105
323-319-6690
mgamez@taxpointpartners.com

Martin Gamez brings 20 years of experience in public accounting. Focusing on Research and Development Tax Credits, Martin has performed work for numerous high profile, multi-million dollar companies in a wide spectrum of industries including, but not limited to computer hardware/software, consumer products, COMs, aerospace, manufacturing, automotive, medical, food & beverage and engineering.

Martin has extensive tax knowledge with an emphasis in multi-state tax returns that has given him a unique set of skills to assist his clients identify tax strategies that affect a company’s bottom line.

Martin currently operates his own tax and accounting firm assisting underserved small to middle market businesses providing technical tax strategies that would normally not be offered to these companies given their size.



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BETHANY SWARTWOOD
ALLIANCE PARTNER

Contact:
177 E. Colorado Blvd, Suite 200
Pasadena, CA 91105
713-232-9522
bswartwood@taxpointpartners.com
https://www.calendly.com/taxpointpartners-bs

Bethany Swartwood is on a mission to help clients achieve their business, philanthropic, and financial goals. With both a legal and accounting background, Bethany helps her clients achieve these goals through global compliance and strategic planning.

An executive with over fourteen (14) years in the professional services industry, the vast majority within Big 4 firms, she is well versed in growing books of business, developing and nurturing client bases, and optimizing the efficiency of internal processes and procedures. Also, having spent eight (8) years in London and multiple short-term secondments to India, she is experienced in international strategy and global expansion.

Bethany holds a law degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science and is a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.



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