Natalia Velez had a decidedly unique journey to becoming a top partner at MGO, one of the fastest growing accounting firms in the nation. She was educated in Colombia in South America. After moving from law to international tax planning she rocketed to the top of her profession and became an in house director and legal counsel in Latin America for a Dutch multinational company, all before the age of 30.
Velez moved to get her Masters in Tax Law at Boston University and decided to sit for the New York bar. She also began working at RSM in the international tax team. While at RSM, she was both part of the firm’s Latin America tax desk and a national leader in international tax services for private client services clients. Velez has over 11 years of experience dealing both with large multinational companies and high-net-worth individuals, a skill set that is rare to find within national and regional CPA firms.
Today, Velez’ skill set and background have put MGO in a unique place, and has led to her biggest accomplishment yet in her short time with MGO: the launch of MGO Latino, making MGO one of the only firms with a team of bilingual and bicultural advisors dedicated to providing specialized and professional services rooted in first-hand experience navigating the business, political and cultural realities and risks of Latin America. MGO Latino has an integrated and collaborative approach that aligns and optimizes the work of all advisors, including tax, assurance, advisory, business management, and wealth management services to facilitate a holistic solution that truly serves clients.