Team

Arin Vahanian

Arin Vahanian

Founder, CEO

After spending nearly 10 years as an expat in locations such as Spain, China, and Japan, Arin founded Quantage with the mission of helping expats reduce or eliminate their tax obligations while remaining compliant with the myriad of tax laws in the U.S. tax system. Additionally, he assists individuals and startup companies with their business strategy so that they can increase awareness of their product/service, increase revenues, and build a competitive advantage in the market(s) they serve. Arin is an Enrolled Agent (EA), authorized to represent taxpayers in front of the IRS, and holds a BA and MBA (Management) degree from California State University, Northridge. Additionally, he is a published author, having written works such as “An Expat’s Guide to Investing Offshore”, “Kaizen for Men”, and speaks six languages. In his spare time, Arin enjoys traveling, reading non-fiction, and delving into the world of video games.

Ara Vahanian

Ara Vahanian

Staff Accountant

Ara is the resident accounting expert at Quantage, navigating his way through financial statements with the greatest of ease. In addition to holding a computerized accounting certificate, Ara holds a BA degree from California State University, Northridge. Ara speaks four languages, and in his spare time enjoys blogging, keeping up with world events, and following the Detroit Red Wings.

Wade Phillpott

Wade Phillpott

Tax Consultant

Wade is the resident Japan expert at Quantage, having lived in the country for 20 years and mastered the Japanese language. He is responsible for marketing, sales, and outreach for the Asia-Pacific region. Prior to joining the team, Wade excelled as an executive recruiter at Admark Asia Group, as well as instructed at the Tokyo Institute of Tourism. Additionally, Wade owned his own fashion design label, and is a competent videographer. He has a degree in International Business from the Shibuya Institute of Language Arts, and in his spare time, enjoys practicing Budo.