Marcus Sobering, CPA
Vice President, Partner Real Estate Finance
Marcus Sobering, CPA is the Vice President of Finance at AGPM. Marcus and his team are focused on guidance and compliance with today’s increasingly complex and ever-changing tax requirements. Marcus’ team deploys a mix of digital tools while working with external consultants to create efficiencies in tax reporting, risk mitigation, maintaining compliance, and providing knowledgeable business insights to drive growth.
Marcus graduated from the University of Florida’s 3/2 program where he was jointly awarded his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Master’s degree in Tax.
Prior to joining AGPM, LLC – Marcus served as Senior Vice President - Global Taxation for a large U.S. multinational company and in total has 20 years of experience in corporate tax and accounting.
He began his career as a tax associate in the PWC Orlando office where he primarily served real estate clients. While at PWC, he gained extensive experience with Real Estate Investment Trusts during his 2 year tenure. He then moved to Starwood Hotels & Resorts where he worked in the vacation ownership division as a senior tax accountant. In this role, he modernized the department’s tax reporting function and assisted with the implementation of a sophisticated installment sale & percentage of completion program during his 5 year tenure. He then moved to Intersil, a U.S. multinational semiconductor company, as a Tax Manager and ultimately became Head of Tax. In this role, as well as managing a U.S. multinational tax department, he identified and executed cash repatriation strategies allowing for $125M repatriation tax free; managed IRS and State Audit resolution including IRS Appeals settlement resulting in $100M savings; negotiated with Economic Development Commission of Florida for expansion of business activities with opportunities for multi-million dollar incentives during his 5 year tenure.
He then moved to iQor Corporation, a U.S. multinational in the customer contact space, as Tax Director then ultimately as Senior Vice President-Global Taxation. In this role, he oversaw an $800million acquisition integration; successfully led tax function through pre-packaged Chapter 11 filing resulting in $400million reduction in debt; implemented 2017 Tax Cut and Jobs Act reform including $0 repatriation toll charge during his 8-year tenure.