Former Scout Analytics and Concur Exec to Oversee Avalara’s Development Strategy and Burgeoning Tech Operations
Bainbridge Island, WA – July 12, 2013 – Avalara, the market leading provider of sales tax and compliance automation services in the cloud, today announced the appointment of Peter Horadan as its executive vice president of engineering. Horadan has served as a technology executive for private and publicly traded companies, most recently as senior vice president of engineering and client services for Scout Analytics, Inc.
Horadan’s extensive background includes leadership positions in engineering, operations, and client services, as well as track record of creating industry-leading commercial software products. Avalara Founder and CEO Scott McFarlane said Horadan’s skills and experience will serve the company well as it continues its rapid growth and broadens its range of compliance solutions to businesses of all sizes.
“Since day one we believed the time was coming when businesses of all sizes would automate their indirect taxes, and we’re building a world-class leadership team to support this assumption,” said McFarlane. “We welcome Peter to the Avalara team, and look forward to his contributions as we continue to grow the company and set a new standard for compliance automation.”
Prior to joining Scout Analytics, Horadan was senior director of research and development for Concur Technologies, where he led the creation of the world’s leading on-demand corporate expense management application and the innovation and delivery of numerous new services. Horadan also played a leading role in driving the technological and organizational changes across Concur as it moved from a license to a Software as a Service (SaaS) model. Additional technology experience includes leadership roles at Microsoft, Corillian and BEA Systems, which was acquired by Oracle.
Horadan is member of the board of directors for First Technology Federal Credit Union and a member of the Executive Council for Software Excellence. He has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Founded in 2004, Avalara pioneered a service-based platform for sales tax and compliance automation and has been recognized for years as one of America’s fastest growing technology firms. The company’s cloud solutions help thousands of customers stay focused on their core businesses by providing automated end to end compliance services including sales and use tax calculation, exemption certificate management, filing and remittance, and a broad array of related services.
Avalara built its technology platform and extensive user base using internal expertise and the strategic acquisition of industry leading organizations, technologies, and personnel. Operating behind the scenes via seamless integration with virtually any business management system, Avalara delivers fast, easy, accurate, and affordable solutions for companies of any size.
On the international front, the company supports nearly 100 countries in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the Pacific Rim. It serves tens of thousands of registered users globally and calculates VAT, sales and use taxes on one billion transactions annually. The company employs nearly 500 professionals at its headquarters on Bainbridge Island, WA and offices in Seattle WA; Irvine, San Diego and Rocklin, CA; Falls Church, VA; Raleigh, NC; Harrisburg, PA; and Pune, India.