Who We Are

UC Alternative, Inc. (UCA), founded in 2010, is an outsource provider of an outcomes-based unemployment cost reduction program. We partner with companies to significantly reduce their unemployment costs, by as much as 40% or more. Our company leaders are CPAs with over 25-years of experience in the unemployment cost and tax areas. They founded the company on the strong belief that unemployment costs can be effectively budgeted, forecasted and controlled.

How We Help Companies

We help companies by significantly lowering unemployment costs. The savings we generate help companies offset other turnover costs, redeploy resources to high-value areas or increase profitability.

We also help clients by being totally accountable for the administrative burden of the unemployment claims process. We provide comprehensive client service that’s end-to-end. Our client service excellence saves clients time and provides them with peace of mind as we manage all of the details associated with the unemployment claims process.

Our Leadership

John Doran, CPA

President and CEO

John served as the senior tax executive for a Fortune 500 company for more than 15 years. He is a long standing member of the Tax Executive Institute and a founding member of National Employment Opportunities Network (NEON), an association formed in 1996 that’s responsible for developing, extending and expanding certain employer-related programs. He is the founder of UC Alternative, Inc., and has helped clients realize their unemployment and tax possibilities since 1989. John is a CPA, a graduate of the University of Richmond and holds a Masters Degree from Hood College.

Tina Nguyen, CPA

SVP of Operations

Tina is a co-founder of UC Alternative, Inc. Tina leads our well-trained and experienced staff of unemployment experts that craft highly effective arguments to win claims on behalf of our clients. Prior to her role with UC Alternative, Tina was a former tax executive with a major Fortune 500 company. Tina uses her CPA and MBA to fulfill her passion for reducing costs for her clients.

Raj Gill

SVP of Corporate Development

Raj is a co-founder of UC Alternative, Inc. He has developed state-of-the-art information systems for UC Alternative. Raj is a key member of NEON through which he works to develop and expand jobs-related programs. Raj holds a BA degree from Gettysburg College.