Meet The Team

Cloud Tax Matters utilizes their experience in serving hundreds of domestic and international clients to give you personalized tax advice.  With a partnership approach to client relationships, Cloud Tax Matters guides you throughout the entire process of formation, tax planning, tax advisory, and tax compliance. 

Laura Ring
Founder and Managing Member

Laura Ring is the Founder and Managing Member of Cloud Tax Matters.  In this role she oversees the formation, advisory and tax compliance of companies growing and forming in the US.  With a background in servicing and working at both for profit and for purpose organizations, Laura is able to bring her over 25 years of experience to ensure companies are both compliant on required obligations and leveraging financial best practices.


Prior to founding Cloud Tax Matters, Laura spent over a decade at top accounting and tax firms, most recently at Aprio Cloud as the Director of Tax and Global Small Business.  She was part of the team at HPC CPAs that grew from 5 people to over 50 in four short years prior to getting acquired by Aprio.  Laura was also a tax advisor at Metcalf Davis CPAs and Anderson Tax. 


Committed to entrepreneurs and CEOs, Laura served as the VP of Strategic Relations for early-stage venture firm Castile Ventures and at PWC, Laura advised early stage companies on the venture capital process.  Laura brought her business acumen and dedication to helping others to the roles of the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Telecom Council, Director of Development for both Good Will Hinckley and the Junior Achievement of New England where she was particularly happy to support the organization that first introduced her to business as a junior high student outside of Chicago.


Laura currently serves as a board member and treasurer for Candorful, an organization supporting our returning Veterans.  She has served on the boards of the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge, Atlanta and the International organization along with the International Institute of Boston and the New England High Tech Foundation.


Laura has a Masters in Tax from Suffolk University, a Masters’ in Finance and Operations from the MIT Sloan School and a BS from the University of New Hampshire. Like many of the digital nomads she has as clients, Laura leverages the cloud to work most frequently from New England, the South, West Coast and outside the US wherever the sun is shining more than not.

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TJ Massingill
Founder, Shazam Accounting 

TJ helps Cloud Tax Matters’ clients who want or need to get out of their accounting woes.  His tool of choice for harnessing the power of the cloud for accounting, is Xero, but willing to consider other options when needed.  TJ founded Shazam Accounting to help humans like accounting more…yes it’s possible!  He can work with your existing trial balance or design and implement a custom accounting solution for your business.  Shazam will leverage the best-in-class technology to create automation, efficiencies & data transparency.  By getting the manual processes under control and automated, business owners are now pulled out of the minutia. Even better, for tax planning or just knowing how your company is doing Shazam provides relevant and timely financial information that inspires and educates business owners.

Want to talk to a human accountant?

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Sam Thomas
Owner, Impact Consulting

Sam helps companies find the best partners and accountants and tax advisors the best clients.  Sam knows the cloud partners and solutions for a variety of needs forms those partnerships that allow everyone to win. At Cloud Tax Matters, Sam helps our clients select the IT Stack that address their needs.  He’s also our resource for helping to grow Cloud Tax Matters by curating a list of key clients that will benefit from the solutions offered.

Prior to founding Impact Consulting, Sam had grown both Aprio Cloud and Spotlight through introductions of his long-standing trusted relationships.  

Need help figuring if Cloud Tax Matters is the right fit? Or finding other cloud partners?

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