Framingham, MA and Bainbridge Island, WA – February 21, 2013 – Avalara (www.avalara.com), the market leading provider of sales tax and compliance automation services in the cloud, announced today that Pascal Van Dooren, EVP Sales and Marketing, has been named one of UBM Tech Channel’s CRN 2013 Channel Chiefs.
This prestigious list of the most influential and powerful leaders in the IT channel recognizes those executives directly responsible for driving channel sales and growth within their organization, while evangelizing and defending the importance of the channel throughout the entire IT Industry. Channel Chiefs were selected by the CRN editorial team based on channel experience, program innovations, channel-driven revenue, and public support for the importance of IT Channel Sales.
Avalara has 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 business 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.
Van Dooren joined Avalara in 2011 and has since played a critical role in the strategic development, growth and success of Avalara’s Partner Program. Launched in 2004, the Avalara Channel Partner program has helped hundreds of partners realize the benefits of a cloud-based recurring revenue business model. The Avalara Channel Partner program offers competitive financial incentives, sales and marketing tools and resources, and expanded service offerings.
“The 2013 Channel Chiefs list recognizes vendor executives dedicated to driving channel programs in the IT marketplace,” said Kelley Damore, Senior Vice President, Editorial Director, CRN. “Our annual Channel Chiefs issue is a must-read for IT solution providers evaluating new vendors or looking to expand solution offerings. These are the people, the products and the programs that any savvy solution provider needs to know. We congratulate this year’s Channel Chiefs for their stellar record of business innovation and applaud them for their continued dedication to the partner community.”
“It’s great to see Pascal included on this year’s CRN Channel Chiefs list, and wholly appropriate that he join his peers in being recognized for his accomplishments, including significant past contributions to building channels at luminary publishers like Sage and Epicor, but even more so in bringing years of cumulative channel knowledge and expertise to bear at Avalara and directly impacting their growth,” said Jeffrey D. Roth, CEO at SWK Technologies and an Avalara channel partner. “Avalara, under Pascal’s steady guidance, continues to add key ingredients to their channel program – most notably top-notch channel marketing resources, a compelling recurring revenue model, and seasoned pre-and post-sales technical personnel – that allow us to offer new services to our existing customers, and reach out to prospects with compelling messages.”
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 72 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 400 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.
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