November 17, 2021 | Advisory
Stephen is the Vice President of Tax for Agilent Technologies, Inc., where he has worked since 2007. Agilent Technologies is a high-tech, life science tools company that was spun off from HP in 1999, has a full vertically integrated business model and sells into over 100 countries. Before joining Agilent in 2007, Stephen worked at Intel and Sun Microsystems, as well as a couple of law firms in San Francisco.
As the global tax leader for Agilent, Stephen is responsible for all aspects of global tax. Much of his focus at Agilent and his 27-year career has been in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and corporate restructurings. He spent six years supporting Intel Capital and the 80 plus start-up companies in its portfolio on any number of corporate issues. This background has given Stephen an understanding of the relationship between how a business operates, the legal, financial, and physical flows of goods and services, the goal the business seeks to achieve, and the optimal framework for doing so. As such, he now supports Agilent’s corporate development and business teams identify this framework to support the sources of value in any new acquisition or to efficiently capture the benefit of any new business operating model. Stephen’s expertise is such that he is a highly sought-after speaker on the tax issues related to supply chain, manufacturing, acquisitions and cash management.
Stephen has an LLM in Taxation from New York University, a J.D. from Hastings College of the Law, University of California, and a B.A. from Hamilton College. Stephen hails from Tennessee but has spent his last 32 years in California. In his free time, Mr. Bonovich volunteers at Tahirih Justice helping people seeking political asylum. He also hikes, kayaks, and plays terrible golf.