About

CRM for Tax Notice Compliance

Meet the NOTICENINJA Team

Rick Pinkerman CEO, Founder and Chairman of the Board

Rick Pinkerman

CEO, Founder
and Chairman of the Board

With over 30 years of experience in the payroll and tax technology industry, Richard Pinkerman founded ANTS in 2008 to help payroll providers manage their tax notices. In 2020, NOTICENINJA was formed and consolidated with ANTS. Rick manages the direction and scope of the application as well as the daily operations for the company. Over the course of his career, Rick has developed over 300 enterprise applications to help corporate users be more productive and give management insight into their progress.

Amanda Reineke COO, Co-Founder and Board Secretary

Amanda Reineke

COO, Co-Founder
and Board Secretary

Amanda Reineke is an innovative leader in tax technology with over 12 years of experience in the field. She is a strategic thinker with a unique ability to develop strong, meaningful relationships with clients, prospects, vendors, and business associates. As the Co-Founder and Vice President of ANTS and now COO and Co-Founder of NOTICENINJA, Inc, she oversees the business operations, and as we like to put it, Amanda keeps the trains running on time.

Angelo Ponzi Fractional CMO

Angelo Ponzi

Fractional CMO

Angelo has over 25 years of business experience in sales, marketing, branding, strategic planning, and market research. His senior-level expertise includes developing and directing comprehensive market/product plans, market assessments, branding and communications plans and strategic business planning for a variety of business-to-business, financial, consumer products, medical, package goods, general retail, restaurants, and high-tech clients.

Dominic Holt Fractional CTO

Dominic Holt

Fractional CTO

Dominic Holt is a CTO with Fortune 500, small business, and start-up company experience. He is well-versed in helping companies prepare for scale, growth, and investment. Dominic regularly performs technical diligence, technology selection, software architecture, and team mentoring for local San Diego companies as a Fractional CTO and works with many private companies as well as private equity and venture capital firms on a global scale.

Bart Greenberg General Counsel

Bart Greenberg

General Counsel

Bart Greenberg practices general corporate law with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings, and the cost-effective representation of entrepreneurs, start-ups and emerging technology companies such as NOTICENINJA, Inc. Bart’s experience extends to all types of general corporate matters, essentially serving as outside general counsel to most of his clients.

Laura McQuaig Director of Client Success

Laura McQuaig

Director of Client Success

Laura McQuaig brings to NOTICENINJA, Inc more than 20 years of experience working as a trusted advisor to small and enterprise organizations to identify and solve critical business issues. She is an accomplished sales, marketing, and client advocate professional who can create a clear strategic vision to drive deeper brand awareness, pipeline generation, and closed revenue for an organization.

Robert Kramarz Fractional CFO

Robert Kramarz

Fractional CFO

Robert Kramarz is a non-profit founder, serial entrepreneur, Fractional CFO, investment advisor, angel investor, and venture capitalist with a particular interest in organization development. Robert often takes on the role of Fractional CFO for innovative companies such as NOTICENINJA, Inc, continuously expanding his capacity to manage real-world financial challenges.

The NOTICENINJA Origin Story

NOTICENINJA has been helping clients manage tax notices since 2008.

In 2008, we founded Agency Notice Tracking System (ANTS), and focused that software entirely on tax notifications, compliance, and automation. Our first clients were large, fast-growing payroll service providers, which gave us experience with all of the types of compliance and notification workflows—in high volume—that our clients dealt with across the country.

 

Based on that experience, we developed new features, processes, and procedures to provide maximum benefit to our clients. For example, we knew they needed to be able to manage and get insight on what all other users were doing regarding tax notices, amended returns, and other related tasks – so we built that ability into the software.

In 2020 we incorporated as NOTICENINJA, Inc. and homogenized our knowledge and experience of best practice workflows into a state of the art SaaS CRM for Tax Notice Compliance. With the convergence of several powerful waves from regulatory changes, the move to a zoom economy, and the current COVID pandemic which has displaced workers the need has never been greater to digitize and automate tax and compliance notice management.

 

What began a decade ago as a single process system has since developed into a full featured scalable, secure, and swift SaaS system disrupting and innovating back-office workflows.Trusted and used by some of the largest corporations and service providers in the world, we are revolutionizing tax notice compliance on a global scale.

Board of Directors

Rebecca Harshberger Board of Directors

Rebecca Harshberger

Board of Directors

“Entertainment Partners (EP) has relied on NOTICENINJA (AKA Agency Notice Tracking System) for over 10 years—it is a massive improvement to using a shared excel spreadsheet to track state and federal inquiries and notices.  As EP grew and acquired companies, NOTICENINJA was a ready partner, growing and expanding to meet our changing needs.  My favorite attribute is the transparency NOTICENINJA provides to tax management, our finance team, and our Big Four auditors.”

 

Rebecca (Becky) Harshberger is the VP & Practice Leader, Payroll Tax at Entertainment Partners (EP) based in Burbank, California. She is a nationally recognized expert in state and federal payroll and employment taxation providing tax guidance for motion picture and television productions around the world.  During her tenure (2003 to present), she has led implementation, reorganization and acquisition teams ensuring successful transformations in addition to managing employment tax, information reporting, and implementing state and federal legislative changes. Becky is a mentor, trusted advisor, and inspiring peer to those she works with and is considered a go to person for clients, executives, employees, and vendors.  A member of American Payroll Associate’s (APA) National Speakers Bureau, she is a frequent speaker and teacher at key payroll forums.  She also co-Chairs both the APA Federal Issues Subcommittee and the APA Unemployment Insurance Workgroup.

Advisory Board

Scott Schapiro, Advisory Board

Scott Schapiro

Advisory Board

“Entertainment Partners (EP) has relied on NOTICENINJA (AKA Agency Notice Tracking System) for over 10 years—it is a massive improvement to using a shared excel spreadsheet to track state and federal inquiries and notices.  As EP grew and acquired companies, NOTICENINJA was a ready partner, growing and expanding to meet our changing needs.  My favorite attribute is the transparency NOTICENINJA provides to tax management, our finance team, and our Big Four auditors.”

 

“Having worked with many Fortune companies as well as middle-market [ones] during my 25 years at KPMG, I understand the need for a notice tracker for payroll and other tax types as well.”

 

Scott Schapiro is the founder and President of EX4 Payroll Tax Consultants, LLC. Prior to starting his own firm, Scott was with KPMG LLP for 25 years, a principal in KPMG’s Global Mobility Services (GMS) practice for 17 years, and the Principal in Charge of KPMG’s national Employment Tax practice for 12 years. With over 35 years of experience in the federal and state payroll and payroll tax arena, Scott is highly qualified to assist in all matters of employment taxation for organizations of all sizes and industry focus.

Jack Nolan, Advisory Board

Jack Nolan

Advisory Board

Jack has built many lasting and trusted partnerships with employers and leading industry providers in his 20+ years with CIC Plus, a leader in employer compliance. He currently leads business development efforts leveraging his wealth of experience improving HR and payroll operations to support the changing needs of CIC Plus’ large enterprise clients and partners. Jack is well known throughout the industry for his counsel on the latest industry developments and is a frequent speaker at industry events.

Dr Martin Armstrong, Advisory Board

Dr. Martin Armstrong

Advisory Board

“Having managed over 30 mergers and acquisitions, coupled with leading the Employment Tax function for 4 Fortune 100 companies, I can attest that the NOTICENINJA software system is the most comprehensive and effective solution to manage the vast complexity of tax notice administration.”

 

Dr. Martin Armstrong is the Vice President of Payroll Shared Services for Charter Communications, a Fortune 100 telecommunications company. He holds a doctorate degree in Business Administration, has written over 45 published articles and has extensive training in performance metrics, process improvement methodologies, change management, strategic tax planning, and mergers & acquisitions. Dr. Armstrong is a former Vice President, Board of Advisor, and current member of the American Payroll Association (APA). Additional appointments include the APA’s National Speakers Bureau, Advisory Board Member for the Workforce Institute, Advisory Board Member for the Bloomberg Tax Payroll Administration Library, and Chair of the Wage & Investment Subgroup for the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC).

George C. Kenney, Advisory Board

George C. Kenney

Advisory Board

“NOTICENINJA is a real paradigm shifter. They solve a big industry pain and shift the rules of competition.”

 

George Kenney is founder and a Managing Director of Shepherd Ventures, a successful Tech, SW, and Life Sciences Fund. George has a strong technical background combined with extensive Wall Street and financial industry experience. As a catalyst for change, he has invented many technical and financial products. George founded 5 companies, 4 of which were successful. He has raised over 50 fundings for a broad range of technology and financial companies.

Melanie Haubner, Advisory Board

Melanie Haubner

Advisory Board

Melanie Haubner has had a broad range of responsibilities with Fortune 500 companies in the highly complex and regulated CPG industry. Her experiences include brand finance, sales finance, manufacturing finance, FP&A, operations finance, and procurement finance. She is currently a Finance Director with Danone North America and is accomplished in business analytics, process improvements, and helping cross-functional leaders succeed.

Adrian Anderson, Advisory Board

Adrian Anderson

Advisory Board

“After providing 30+ years of  strategic mobility technology consulting services to many Fortune 500 companies, I continue to see a growing need for a cutting-edge regulatory  notice tracking system in the marketplace.”

 

Adrian is a retired partner from KPMG LLP with 30+ years of leadership in developing business services, cultivating professionals, advising clients, and incubating ideas to business solutions. The breadth and depth of Adrian’s experience, skills, and core values combined with a vision for the “art-of-the-possible” uniquely enable Adrian to help companies grow and deliver world-class solutions and services.

Only as good as the support…

TRAINING & SUPPORT

We know our product is only as good as the support we provide to our clients. We have three ways to contact us (phone, e-mail, or submit a help tickets). Once you sign up we will contact you to setup a time to do a live training with you and your staff. We do as much training as you need (no charge).

Schedule a training appointment.

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Connected to our market…

MARKET FEEDBACK

We stay connected to the market by working closely with our clients to solicit feedback and by using their input to improve the NoticeNinja software. We also make use of our network of tax experts who provide updates and advice regarding industry changes. We regularly attend payroll and tax conferences around the U.S. to visit with clients and keep abreast of industry trends.

Automate Tax Notice Management and Compliance.

Markets served include corporations, service providers, CPA’s and compliance firms.

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