Our History

In 2005, former Big 4 international tax specialists Jim Fyhrie, Dave Wain, Ian Bocaccio and Mike Minihan launched Worldwide Trade Partners LLC based on their hypothesis that there was a more innovative way to deliver tax consulting services. Their strategy was to provide clients efficient, effective and affordable quantitative tax analytics, international tax, and export incentives tax services. The goal was to deliver these services via seasoned tax consulting specialists using sophisticated internally developed technology tools and processes. They believed this approach contrasted favorably with the model used by large accounting firms that delivered tax consulting services via less experienced consultants not aided by technology or process.  

Their hypothesis proved to be correct and WTP Advisors grew rapidly in its first ten years. The firm expanded its presence across North America and developed strategic relationships with firms enabling it to address clients’ needs in various countries around the globe. The firm rebranded to WTP Advisors and its services expanded from quantitative tax analytics, international tax and export incentives to include transfer pricing and international valuation. A significant part of WTP’s business grew by working in collaboration with CPA firms and law firms, partnering to deliver high-quality international tax and transfer pricing services to their clients.

On November 11, 2014, it was announced that the portion of WTP Advisors managed by Bocaccio and Minihan was being spun-off and sold. Simultaneously, Brian Schwam and Guy Sanschagrin joined Fyhrie and Wain, making up the current WTP Advisors leadership team. 

Today, WTP provides niche services in International Tax, Export Incentives (IC-DISC), Transfer Pricing, Valuation and Tax Process Innovation Solutions. The firm operates throughout North America and the United Kingdom and covers over forty countries through strategic alliances with firms worldwide. Our clients include public and private companies, ranging from emerging businesses to large multinationals spanning a wide spectrum of industries.