The VPTax Team
The VPTax team offers more than 100 years of corporate tax experience. Our experts cover the full range of tax services, which means that we get our clients the answers they need, whatever the question.
With a focus on responsive, personal and professional service, and a deep experience of the challenges and opportunities of tax, our team is committed to helping your company grow.
Thomas M. Brehmer
A nationally-recognized corporate income tax authority, Tom has been delivering expert advice and personal service to clients for more than 35 years.
A former partner at KPMG, Tom founded VPTax (then known as EricThomas) in 1991 to provide cost-effective income tax services to forward-thinking companies. The firm's strategy was to offer a pragmatic alternative to the conventional way of thinking about corporate tax, and was lauded by publications such as Inc. Magazine and Accounting Today.
With early clients like Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the mid 1990's, VPTax became a trusted partner for in-house tax and finance departments, delivering multi-national and multi-state income tax compliance as well as other tax services. Under Tom's leadership, VPTax added some of the best-known names among Silicon Valley tech companies to its client roster, including nVidia Corporation, JDS Uniphase, Trimble Navigation, and Veritas Software.
Tom holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Iowa, and lives in San Jose, California with his wife. They have three children.
Todd A. Suchevits
Todd joined the VPTax team in 2007, bringing more than 11 years of expertise in international tax, tax accounting, corporate compliance, transactional tax, property tax and a range of other specialties. His breadth of experience and knowledge of corporate taxes enables him to provide practical solutions and serve as an outsourced tax director to VPTax's clients.
Prior to joining VPTax, Todd held roles overseeing the tax, treasury, risk and stock administration functions for Solidus Networks, Inc. and Hands-On Mobile. He also oversaw international taxes at large public technology companies Electronic Arts and Siebel Systems.
Previously, Todd held positions with Coopers & Lybrand in Seattle and KPMG in San Francisco, where he focused on the technology industry and was part of the Global Transactions Services Group dealing with tax structuring and due diligence for M&A and investment opportunities.
Todd lives in San Francisco. He received his Bachelor of Arts degrees in Accounting and French, and his M.P.Acc. in Taxation from the University of Washington.
Andrew W. Gotelli
A member of the VPTax leadership team since 1993, Andy has more than 37 years of experience as a tax professional. At VPTax, he focuses on financial institutions and venture capital, and brings to the team his unmatched expertise in bank, real estate and equipment leasing tax practice, and in the preparation of related corporate income and state franchise and income tax returns.
Andy spent 29 years at KPMG, serving as a partner for two decades. Andy was a senior financial administrative executive, and had responsibilities in the areas of production, finance, sales and personnel development.
Andy holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nevada-Reno.
As V.P. of Operations, Kristy Donohoue is responsible for the processes and systems to enable VPTax to grow its business seamlessly while continuing to deliver first-class service to clients. Prior to joining VPTax, Ms. Donohoue was Assistant Dean for Operations at Samuel Merritt University, where she restructured the University's operations, including facilities, hiring, and training, enabling the University to better manage its growth, improve services to students, faculty, and employees. Prior to Samuel Merritt, Ms. Donohoue was a consultant at Price Waterhouse Coopers. She holds an MBA from University of California at Davis.
Doug Johnson is VPTax Director of Business Development, charged with managing the firm's growth strategy, including client acquisition and partnerships. He has 13 years experience in asset management and consulting. As a co-founder of Columbia Pacific Capital Management, he was part of the team that grew the business to over $175 million in assets. Mr. Johnson holds an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.