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Shams Naim

Shams Naim

Consultant || Product Manager || Startup Leader & Advisor

EY, Insight Solutions

Greater New York City Area

I build products & services, help people launch and scale their businesses rapidly through lean and iterative methods, and institutions to transform operations through innovation, data and technology solutions





Ernst & Young

Performance Improvement (Data & Analytics), International Tax

International Tax - Developed software to streamline and automate potential capital gains liability determination across various asset classes, investor types and investment countries. Partnered with client serving and audit teams to deploy software at clients and in engagements.

Currently developing enhanced reporting capabilities using Tableau and Spotfire tools.

Ernst & Young

Performance Improvement, Financial Services Advisory Manager

Program management and process design/improvement focused efforts related to US IRC Chs. 3 (Non-resident alien), 61 (Backup) and 4 (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act). Summary of projects completed are below:

IRW Assessment - supported Global Capital Markets and Commercial Bank divisions of a leading US financial institution in completing a global assessment and gap analysis of current withholding and reporting capabilities at a product offering level.

FATCA reporting - supported Mexican affiliate of a US financial institution with their 2015 FATCA reporting obligations and in-country IT development to support the requirement in future years. Also supported US based Trust servicing business with their 2015 obligations and recommendations for future reporting processes.

Tax Form Validator (TFV) - liaised with technology, tax, legal and internal stakeholders to develop a tax form validation software and service offering for clients seeking a light-touch solution for streamlining and standardizing US tax form validation. Since initial go-live in Dec 2014, the tool is now live at 20+ clients globally.

FATCA on-boarding design and support - supported business requirements and IT design of a FATCA compliant client onboarding system. Design focuses included maximum automation, scalability for client and business growth and management risk reporting.

APL Alumni Corporation

Technology Lead

Develop and implement technological solutions to support key organizations goals, such as:

1. Membership engagement
2. Information transfer
3. Document retention
4. Communications
5. Financials

During my tenure, I led numerous efforts with measureable success, including the implementation of Facebook and LinkedIn groups, the complete redesign and launch of our organization's website ( with built-in Google Analytics and web/mobile integration, integration of a Paypal payment portal, launch of a MailChimp powered communications platform, created event management solutions, and the development of a membership database.

Current efforts include the development of a CRM system, to tie together all information touchpoints for our organization, and full functionality mobile/tablet integration.