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Leadership Team

Our leadership team is comprised of nationally recognized individuals with decades of experience in international tax.

Mark Gasbarra, CPAMark C. Gasbarra, CPA
National Managing Director

With over 30 years of industry experience, Mark has helped many of the country’s most successful enterprises implement all aspects of international taxation. A hallmark of Mark’s career has been leveraging technology to improve tax department performance. Prior to founding Forte International Tax, Mark held leadership positions at PwC, Ernst & Young, and CliftonLarsonAllen. Mark leads the firm on its mission of achieving global tax minimization through process efficiency.

Managing DirectorLester S. Fuwa
Managing Director

Lester has over 30 years of public accounting and industry experience in automating international tax planning, compliance, and audit processes. Lester led the development of international tax software and quantitative modeling at PwC from 1985 to 1994 and at Ernst & Young from 1996 to 2009.
On the corporate side, he managed tax automation and process improvements internally at GE. He currently leads the VantagePoint software development team and also assists clients in analyzing the tax impact of acquisitions, dispositions, and restructuring.