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... for the implementation of sound, long-term tax policies that promote the global competitiveness of the U.S. high technology industry.

The Silicon Valley Tax Directors Group is composed of representatives from leading high-technology companies with corporate offices predominantly located in the area between San Francisco and San Jose, California (widely known as the "Silicon Valley"). The group was formed in 1981.

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James J. Gladen

B.S. San Diego State University; M.B.T. University of Southern California

Vice President Tax

GitLab Inc.

268 Bush Street, Suite 350

San Francisco, California 94104

Professional Organizations

Silicon Valley Chapter of the Tax Executive Institute


29 Years of tax leadership, including the last 15 years as VP Tax, primarily in the software, SaaS, and electronic services industries. Current responsibilities include worldwide corporate tax management.

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