Key Team Members
Hayden T Joseph – CPA, CMA, MBA, MPA, CIA
Hayden, our Founder, is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Management Accountant, and a Certified Internal Auditor, with nearly 40 years of tax and accounting experience. He earned his Master in Accounting and Master in Business Administration degrees at Barry University in Miami, Florida. He is the founder of the Florida based Corporation and is a member of the Tax and Personal Financial Planning sections of the American Association of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He is also a licensed Community Association Manager (Fl) and has provided consulting services to Community Associations (CIRAs) over the past 12 years.
Derren Joseph – EA, MA, MPhil (Econ), CDipFM (ACCA), BSc (Hons)
Derren is an EA (Enrolled Agent – license # 00100858-EA) who has been admitted to practice before the IRS and is an associate member of the American Institute of CPAs (#7920958). He has a Masters in Economics from the University of Aberdeen (Scotland), a Masters in Development Studies from Middlesex University (London), a first degree in Business and holds a Certified Diploma from ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in the UK). Derren has done work for large, listed companies as well as Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). He also has over 15 years’ experience in financial and econometric modelling with British, American, & Caribbean companies. Derren’s experience includes Senior or Director-level roles, at companies such as British Airways, Expedia and Caribbean Airlines. Since 2007, Derren has been working with Americans in the Caribbean, the U.K., and Miami, FL. His specialty is working with expats with equity stakes in SMEs. Derren moved to Singapore in October 2013 to manage the Singapore operation of a U.S. tax accounting firm.
Weldon Ramirez – FCCA
Weldon is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK), and holds a UK practising certificate authorizing him to undertake services relating to the maintenance of financial records, the preparation of financial statements and the provision of taxation services to individuals, partnerships and companies. Based in the United Kingdom, his focus is primarily in the area of wealth management for individuals and owner-managers of small companies. With over 20 years in public accounting and taxation, Weldon believes in the value of relationships and views every client relationship as a partnership, where the client’s success is a measure of his own. Weldon is committed to quality at the various levels of the services offered. He takes pride in assuring each client that the services received is a result of years of training, experience and acumen. Located in Hertfordshire, Greater London, Weldon has been in practice since 1994.
Jeremy A Berman – ACCA
Jeremy is a full member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (member #2617247). He holds a Bachelors of Science in International Economics and Business, with a specialisation in International Financial Economics from the University of Amersterdam and two postgraduate diplomas in Foreign Trade & International Finances from the University of Barcelona. Jeremy has over 7 years experience working in a listed multinational company in relationship management with both small and medium businesses as well as and multinational corporates. He has also performed roles in financial accounting, analysis, reporting and corporate taxation.
Ronnie Shinde – CA, EA, Adv Dip in MA (UK)
Ronnie is a Chartered Accountant, EA (IRS Enrolled Agent) and also done his Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting (Ad. Dip in MA from CIMA UK Institute). He has strong, qualitative and progressively responsible experience in the areas of US Federal, State Tax / International Tax, Expat Tax, Sales & Use Taxes, and Financial Analyses for around 10+ years. Ronnie leads in the areas of Tax Research and Consulting. Professionally, he has worked at a senior level at various listed companies, and tax accounting firms.
MIKHAIL A.X. CHARLES (Esq.)
Mikhail is a Barrister called to the Utter Bar by the Honorable Society of the Inner Temple in the United Kingdom. He is also admitted to practice in the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (St. Vincent, St. Lucia and Grenada Circuits) and focuses on Caribbean offshore structures including International Business Companies (IBCs). The St. Vincent and the Grenadines IBC is not required to make public filings or disclosures of its directors, shareholders/members or beneficial owners, and is considered effective for asset protection, tax planning, or succession planning purposes. Mikhail also assists with international trusts, hybrid companies (limited by guarantee but also having a share capital); and mutual companies (limited solely by guarantee without a share capital) in St Vincent in particular through his company, Euro Caribbean Trustees Limited.
Michele Hyndman Hodge, Esq. – U.S. tax, Cross border structuring
Michele Hyndman Hodge is the Managing Director of Hyndman Hodge Tax Consulting, PLLC (HHTC) which she focuses on structuring business entities, minimizing global tax exposure, efficient repatriation of earnings, transfer pricing, and tax implications of cross-border business transactions. Michele is a tax attorney and is well versed in tax issues facing multinational business entities, including tax withholding, foreign tax credits, and foreign income sourcing. Prior to establishing HHTC, Michele was a Manager in the International Tax Client Services group at Deloitte & Touche in the United States Virgin Islands (USVI), where Michele was the “go to” person for all service requests from Deloitte offices around the world for serving their corporate clients with US and USVI interests. Michele also provided legal tax advice to her clients while working at the boutique tax law firm of Marjorie Rawls Roberts, PC in the USVI. Before moving to the USVI, Michele took a position in the National Tax department of Ernst & Young in Washington, D.C., where she focused a considerable amount of attention in the International Tax Services area. Michele also interned with the Joint Committee on Taxation (U.S. Congress). Michele is admitted to the Bar in the State of New York and the USVI and her application to be a Solicitor in England & Wales is pending. Michele earned her undergraduate degree at Columbia University, and her JD from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and her LLM in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center.