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Avalara Inc (AVLR.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Scott McFarlane

62 2019 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder

Amit Mathradas

44 2019 President, Chief Operating Officer

William Ingram

62 2017 Chief Financial Officer

Alesia Pinney

51 2014 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Ross Tennenbaum

2019 Executive Vice President of Strategic Initiatives

Richard Asquith

2017 Vice President, Global Indirect Tax

Sanjay Parthasarathy

2019 Chief Product Officer

Marion Foote

73 2011 Independent Director

Edward Gilhuly

59 2011 Independent Director

Tami Reller

54 2014 Independent Director

Justin Sadrian

47 2014 Independent Director

Rajeev Singh

50 2017 Independent Director

Chelsea Stoner

45 2012 Independent Director

Kathleen Zwickert

51 2019 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Scott McFarlane

Mr. Scott McFarlane has been appointed as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder of the Company., effective March 4, 2019. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder, Chief Operating Officer of the Company. He is responsible for the vision and strategic direction of the company. He has a long history of advancing ideas that shake up the status quo, going back to his college days when he partnered with his roommate to launch Lifecycle, the most popular computerized exercise bike of all time. Since then Scott oversaw development for AIRCOA, the largest independent hotel company in the U.S., and he has led and developed several companies including MetaInfo, a pioneering internet software firm that was ultimately acquired by Checkpoint.

Amit Mathradas

Mr. Amit Mathradas has been appointed as President, Chief Operating Officer of the company., effective March 4, 2019. Mr. Mathradas, president and COO, will oversee the end-to-end customer experience for businesses seeking tax compliance support, including business development, sales, marketing, customer success, global compliance, and professional services. Prior to joining Avalara, Mathradas served as general manager and head of North American Small Business at digital payments company PayPal, where he led the company's small business segment, managing teams responsible for acquisition, activation, cross-sell, and retention for millions of merchants. His experience also includes working as senior vice president and general manager of Web.com, focusing on end-to-end management of digital SaaS tools for small businesses, and serving 14 years at Dell in a variety of roles, eventually as general manager for the organization's small business division.

William Ingram

Mr. William Ingram is serving as Chief financial officer since 19, June 2017. He has served as our Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since December 2015. Mr. Ingram previously served as Interim Chief Financial Officer of Khan Academy, a provider of online learning resources, from April 2015 to December 2015. Mr. Ingram also held various executive roles at Leap Wireless International, Inc., the parent company of Cricket Wireless, a wireless telecommunications provider, including Executive Vice President and Chief of Strategy from August 2007 to March 2014, and with the acquiring company, AT&T, from March 2014 to January 2015. Mr. Ingram currently serves on the board of directors of Revolution Lighting Technologies, Inc., a provider of advanced LED lighting. Mr. Ingram holds a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Alesia Pinney

Ms. Alesia Pinney has served as our General Counsel since April 2013, our Secretary since September 2013, and an Executive Vice President since March 2014. Ms. Pinney served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary at Radiant Logistics, Inc., a logistics services provider, from May 2012 to April 2013. Ms. Pinney served as a business and legal consultant from June 2011 to May 2012. Ms. Pinney served as General Counsel and Secretary at InfoSpace, Inc., an Internet search company, from July 2009 to June 2011. Ms. Pinney currently serves on the board of directors of Sharkbite Games, Inc., a private video game development studio. Ms. Pinney holds a B.A. in Business Administration in Accounting from Seattle University, a Master of Taxation from the University of Denver, College of Law, and a J.D. from Seattle University School of Law.

Ross Tennenbaum

Mr. Ross Tennenbaum is Executive Vice President of Strategic Initiatives of the company. Ross Tennenbaum is now executive vice president of strategic initiatives, which encompasses products from various investments and acquisitions, and is at the heart of many of Avalara's primary growth initiatives. He joins the company from Goldman Sachs, where he served as a managing director in its technology investment banking division. Tennenbaum's experience was built over a 10-year investment banking career at Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse, and nearly seven years in leadership roles at VIACK Corporation, a web collaboration software company.

Richard Asquith

Mr. Richard Richard is Vice President, Global Indirect Tax of the Company. He is responsible for helping businesses understand and manage their tax compliance obligations as they enter or expand into new markets. His breadth of global VAT and other transactional tax experience is a powerful resource and plays an important role in Avalara's international services to its global client base. Previously, Asquith was with TMF Group, where he founded and led its global VAT practice for nearly 10 years. While there, Richard conceived and successfully brought to market the insurance sector’s first global premium tax engine now used across the world as the industry standard. He began his career at KPMG in the UK and later joined Ernst & Young, working in Russia, Hungary and France, assisting companies entering new markets.

Sanjay Parthasarathy

Mr. Sanjay Parthasarathy is Chief Product Officer of the company. Sanjay Parthasarathy, CPO, joined Avalara from Indix, an artificial intelligence-based product information platform, after an acquisition in February 2019 . As chief product officer, Parthasarathy is charged with unifying global product management, enhancing the in-product customer experience, and driving the long-term global product roadmap. Before founding Indix, Parthasarathy was a senior executive and leader at Microsoft for nearly 20 years. As corporate vice president, he expanded Microsoft's developer and platform group to more than 1,500 employees worldwide and grew the developer tools business to $1 billion worldwide. Parthasarathy also helped launch the .NET platform, and as regional director of Microsoft South Asia, he was instrumental in Microsoft's early investment and expansion into India.

Marion Foote

Ms. Marion Foote has served as a member of our Board of Directors since May 2011. Ms. Foote has served as an independent business advisor since January 2012. She served as a partner at Novantas, LLC, a management consulting firm focused on the financial industry, from January 2005 to December 2011, following the merger of her firm (Randolph Partners) with Novantas. Prior to establishing Randolph Partners in November 1998, Ms. Foote served as Group Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Bank of America’s Retail Bank. Ms. Foote currently serves as a director of multiple private companies in the financial services, life sciences, and technology sectors. Ms. Foote previously served as a director of DLJdirect (now part of E*Trade) and Cascade Financial Corporation/Cascade Bank. Ms. Foote holds a B.A. in Economics from Smith College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Ms. Foote was selected to serve on our Board of Directors because of her significant experience as a director including service on public company boards, her marketing and financial expertise, her work in customer analytics, and her over four decades of executive experience in financial services and consulting.

Edward Gilhuly

Mr. Edward Gilhuly has served as a member of our Board of Directors since March 2011. Mr. Gilhuly has served as a managing partner at Sageview Capital, a private investment firm, since May 2006. Mr. Gilhuly worked for Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P., where he served as a partner from 1994 to 2005 and as a member of its investment committee from 2000 to 2005. Mr. Gilhuly currently serves as a director at private companies Exaro Energy III, Demandbase, and MetricStream and also serves on the Board of Trustees of Duke University. Mr. Gilhuly previously served on the boards of directors of GoPro, Inc. and Envivio, Inc. Mr. Gilhuly holds a B.A. in Economics and History from Duke University and an M.B.A. from Stanford University. Mr. Gilhuly was selected to serve on our Board of Directors because of his significant experience as a director of public companies, in corporate management, and in private equity and finance.

Tami Reller

Ms. Tami Reller has served as a member of our Board of Directors since July 2014. Ms. Reller has served as Chief Marketing and Experience Officer of United Healthcare, a health care company, since November 2017. Ms. Reller previously served as Executive Vice President of Optum, Inc., a health-services company, from September 2014 to November 2017, including Chief Marketing Officer from September 2014 to June 2016 and Chief Financial Officer from June 2016 to April 2017. From April 2001 to September 2014, Ms. Reller served in several executive roles with Microsoft Corporation, including Executive Vice President of Marketing, Windows Chief Financial Officer and Chief Marketing Officer, Divisional Chief Financial Officer, and Corporate Vice President of Dynamics. Ms. Reller served as Chief Financial Officer of Great Plains Software Inc. prior to its acquisition by Microsoft Corporation in 2001. Ms. Reller serves as a director of SPS Commerce, Inc. Ms. Reller holds a B.S. in Mathematics from Minnesota State University Moorhead and an M.B.A. from St. Mary’s College. Ms. Reller was selected to serve on our Board of Directors because of her significant experience with software companies and corporate finance.

Justin Sadrian

Mr. Justin Sadrian has served as a member of our Board of Directors since November 2014. Mr. Sadrian, who joined Warburg Pincus LLC, or Warburg Pincus, in 2000 and is a Partner of Warburg Pincus & Co. and Managing Director of Warburg Pincus, focuses on media, Internet, and information investments. Prior to joining Warburg Pincus, Mr. Sadrian worked at J.P. Morgan in its investment banking and private equity groups. He is currently on the boards of directors of Endurance International Group Holdings, Inc. and a number of private companies. Mr. Sadrian previously served as a director of GrubHub, Inc. Mr. Sadrian holds a B.A. in Economics from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Mr. Sadrian was selected to serve on our Board of Directors because of his industry knowledge, corporate finance experience, and public company experience.

Rajeev Singh

Mr. Rajeev Singh has served as a member of our Board of Directors since March 2017. Since November 2015, Mr. Singh has served as the Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Accolade, Inc., an on-demand healthcare concierge for employers, health plans, and health systems. Prior to Accolade, Mr. Singh co-founded Concur Technologies, Inc., a global leader in travel and expense management, and held roles over a period of 20 years, including President, Chief Operating Officer, and member of the board of directors. Prior to Concur, Mr. Singh held positions at Ford Motor Company and General Motors Corporation. Mr. Singh currently serves on the boards of directors of Amperity, a private company, and Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation and previously served as a director of Apptio, Inc. Mr. Singh holds a B.S. in Manufacturing Administration from Western Michigan University. Mr. Singh was selected to serve on our Board of Directors because of his extensive experience in building and leading companies, as well as his background in technology innovation and significant operational and strategic expertise.

Chelsea Stoner

Ms. Chelsea Stoner has served as a member of our Board of Directors since June 2012. Ms. Stoner has served as a general partner at Battery Ventures, a venture capital firm, since February 2014. Ms. Stoner also served as a partner at Battery Ventures from June 2012 to February 2014 and as a principal from June 2006 to June 2012. Ms. Stoner serves as a director of private companies PageUp, Curve Dental, ClearCare, and WebPT. Ms. Stoner holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University and an M.B.A. from The University of Chicago. Ms. Stoner was selected to serve on our Board of Directors because of her extensive experience with cloud-based software companies and corporate finance.

Kathleen Zwickert

Ms. Kathleen Zwickert has served as a member of our Board of Directors since January 2019. Prior to her retirement in April 2017, Ms. Zwickert served as Chief People Officer at NetSuite (now Oracle NetSuite) from August 2013 to April 2017 and as Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Communications at Oclaro from February 2008 to June 2013. Ms. Zwickert holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. Ms. Zwickert was selected to serve on our Board of Directors because of her significant experience with software and SaaS companies, and management experience, especially related to talent management and executive compensation. .