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Work of Tomorrow: April 15, 2019

Host Christian Terwiesch is joined by Paul Dougherty (Partner, EisnerAmper) and Varun Krishna (VP of Product, TurboTax) on the Monday, April 15, 2019 edition of Work of Tomorrow.

Air Date: Monday, April 15, 2019 on SiriusXM 132

Paul Daugherty

Air Time: 12:00 pm
Featuring: Paul Dougherty

Varun Krishna

Air Time: 12:30 pm
Featuring: Varun Krishna

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Paul Dougherty

Partner, EisnerAmper

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Paul Dougherty is a Tax Partner and Partner-in-Charge of the Philadelphia practice with more than 30 years of public accounting experience, and is a former member of the firm’s Executive Committee. In addition, Paul heads up the specialty tax and strategic planning for health care consulting. Paul has dedicated much of his career to building and enhancing a specialized expertise in corporate taxation, high net worth individuals and IRS controversy. He has significant experience in the review of corporate, partnership and individual tax returns; sophisticated tax planning techniques; representation at federal and state audits; real estate taxation; tax lien matters; and mergers and acquisitions.

Paul is responsible for overseeing the tax compliance for all property and casualty insurance companies, life companies, and mutual insurance companies, as well as their ASC 740 and SSAP 101 income tax provisions. In addition, he is responsible for coordinating the tax training for the insurance tax specialists.

Paul is a frequent writer and speaker, presenting seminars nationally and throughout the tri-state area on various tax matters.

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Varun Krishna

VP of Product, TurboTax

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Varun Krishna is vice president of product for Intuit’s Consumer Tax Group based in San Diego, CA. Appointed to this role in September 2015, he leads the product management organization responsible for the TurboTax family of products in pursuit of the company’s goal to build consumer focused tax and financial products that power prosperity around the world. From 2014-2016, Varun led PayPal’s consumer product team overseeing all web and mobile consumer experiences for 190M consumers globally. He also led PayPal’s retail organization where he introduced a suite of solutions enabling PayPal in-store including the acquisition of Paydiant systems. Prior to this Varun was Director of Product at Groupon overseeing mobile products where he introduced merchant apps and iPad point of sale to Groupon’s re-imagined expanding mobile app during hyper growth. From 2011-2012 Varun was the Vice President of Product and Design of BetterWorks Inc overseeing product direction for the company’s gamified office perks and rewards platform. Varun spent his early career at Microsoft overseeing a variety of product lines and features spanning CRM, Visual Studio, SharePoint, Windows Phone, and Office 365 from 2003-2011. Varun hails from Toronto, Canada, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo.

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