Essam Abdullah is the founder and CEO of TaxRise Inc., the country’s fastest-growing tax resolution company. In 2018, Essam launched TaxRise and quickly grew the company to over 100 employees and $30 million in yearly revenue. His passion for finance and technology supplemented the need for investors and funding, allowing TaxRise to rise above antiquated industry giants and revolutionize the space. Essam later founded Mia Development Group, colloquially known as MIADVG, to further develop cutting-edge fintech and other ventures. Essam forwent a formal education to build his business and strongly believes in a hands-on experience for young entrepreneurs. In 2021, Essam co-founded the non-profit The Paul & Mia Foundation to provide high-schoolers and young adults with the skills, opportunities, and mentorship to launch their own companies.