DEREK SHANAMAN

CFO & CO-FOUNDER

BIO

 

Derek is the CFO and Co-Founder of Compass Tax. Derek has a B.S. in Economics and Finance from West Chester University and a M.S. in Tax and Financial Planning from Widener University. Derek has over a decade of experience in the realm of tax and finance. At Compass Tax, Derek handles accounts payable, and also serves clients with financial analysis, resolution, tax preparation, tax audit, and more.

Derek has lived most of his life in Central Pennsylvania. Derek is a father of 2, enjoys music (especially the Beatles), coaches his son’s t-ball and soccer teams, and is a fan of the Washington Redskins. Derek also enjoys a good cup of coffee.

Meet Our Team
RICK BEHNEY

Senior Tax Analyst

TANIA GUTEKUNST

Marketing Coordinator

Tania is the Marketing Coordinator at Compass Tax. Tania has a B.A. from John Wesley College and she has over a decade of experience in customer service and management. At Compass Tax, Tania coordinates direct marketing efforts and social media management.

Tania was born in Hershey, PA, and has spent most of her life in Lebanon County. She is a mother of 2 college-aged children. In her spare time, she enjoys writing devotionals and taking her two dogs (a Labrador Retriever and a Shih-tzu) for daily walks. Tania enjoys watching football with her son and is a Baltimore Ravens fan. Tania is very talkative. If you ask her about Australia or any Apple product, you may find the conversation never ends. 

Rick is a Senior Tax Analyst at Compass Tax. Rick has been working with the public all of his life. Rick is the initial person clients speak with for a situational review and for consultation preparation. Rick has decades of experience with tax and finance. He listens to each client’s particular circumstance and prepares the initial groundwork to begin services with Compass Tax. Rick also assists the team with special projects.

Rick is Matt’s father, and a grandfather of seven. Rick has spent most of his life in Central Pennsylvania. He enjoys hunting and fishing, home renovating, and spending time at his cottage. His loyal dog Bear is often found by his side. Rick can often be found giving a helping hand to others. He enjoys spending time with friends and family. Around the office, he’s affectionately known as “RB.”

BIO

Matt is the CEO and Co-Founder of Compass Tax. Matt has over a decade of experience working in the area of tax and finance. Matt is an IRS Enrolled Agent and he studied at Liberty University. He has experience in the areas of tax audit, tax preparation, tax resolution, tax compliance, and more. In the past, Matt has been an expert witness on the topic of personal income tax. At Compass Tax, Matt works with the IRS to get clients resolution. Matt analyzes financials, prepares resolutions, prepares tax returns, and represents clients who are in collections, with a Revenue Officer, or in appeals.

Matt has lived most of his life in Central Pennsylvania, but has also called Virginia and Maryland home. Matt is a father of 4, an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan, loves the outdoors, and plays the bass guitar. He also coaches his daughter’s soccer team.

MATT BEHNEY

CEO & CO-FOUNDER