Member Since 2021
Seasoned growth and turnaround focused Fortune 50 executive and COO. Experience in leading people, transformation, go to market strategies, and new business development for P&L’s ranging from $100M to $2B+. Strong understanding of B2B and B2C channels delivering synergies across both direct (online, tele/ field sales) and indirect (retail, VAR). Ability to build robust partnerships with the likes of Microsoft, MasterCard, Walmart and BestBuy. Proficient at connecting the dots and driving ideas from concept to cash. Kellogg MBA, global traveler and food enthusiast. Functional experiences include General and P&L management (for physical goods, SaaS and payments). In depth knowledge of the SMB and consumer space. Ability to lead high performing organizations, online and offline merchandising, omni-channel go to market strategy and execution.
By embracing failure, you can reframe the way leaders feel about it. The goal should be to have failure seen as a risk that will always exist, but also as a necessary stepping stone to success.
In order to get the most out of mentorship, individuals must put serious thought and consideration into who could best serve them as a mentor.
Understanding the needs of your company will help you take on the leadership style necessary to drive innovation and fuel growth appropriately.
Leadership is multifaceted, requiring individuals to identify and learn from the positive and negative influences in their lives.
In the global age, being a multicultural executive sets the tone from the top down and can help employees work together across cultural nuances.
We’re building cloud-based tax compliance solutions to handle every transaction in the world. Imagine every transaction you make — every tank of gas, cup of coffee, or pair of sneakers, every movie ticket, meal kit, or streamed song, every sensor-to-sensor ping. Nearly every time you make a purchase, physical or digital, there’s an accompanying unique and nuanced tax compliance calculation. The logic behind calculating taxes — the rules, rates, and boundaries — is a global, layered, three-dimensional mess of complexity, with compliance dictated by governments and applied by every business, every day. Avalara works with businesses of all sizes, all over the world — from corner stores to gigantic global retailers — to calculate tax accurately and automatically, at speeds measured in milliseconds. That’s a massive technical challenge, in terms of scale, reliability, and complexity, and we do it better than anyone. That’s why we’re growing fast. Headquartered in Seattle, Avalara has offices across the U.S. and around the world, in Belgium, Brazil, Canada, India, and the U.K.