Telecom Industry Veteran with 30 Years of Experience to Drive Burgeoning Market Opportunity 

Seattle, WA – March 23, 2017 – Avalara, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based tax compliance automation for businesses of all sizes, today announced that Tony Susak has joined the company as the General Manager for the Avalara Communications business. Susak will lead Avalara’s opportunity in the telecommunications market.

“Tony brings experience in telecom tax that is both broad and deep, giving him a unique skillset and perspective on the industry,” said Bill Ingram, CFO at Avalara. “With his proven track record for successfully leading teams and achieving results, he is the ideal person to lead Avalara’s telecom initiatives and we’re excited for him to join the team.”

Susak has more than 30 years of finance and telecom tax experience. Prior to joining Avalara, he served as the Director of Tax for AT&T, where his team had responsibility for calculating, filing and remitting millions of dollars annually across every jurisdiction in the U.S. and many jurisdictions abroad. Prior to AT&T, Susak held similar positions with Cricket Communications, Cingular Wireless, Virgin Mobile, and General Motors’ OnStar division. In these roles, he also helped develop policy and influence legislation involving vehicle telematics and communication taxes.

Susak holds an MBA with Distinction from the Keller Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Indiana State University. He is a member of the American College of Forensic Examiners.

“As the communications landscape continues to evolve, with data and information transferred in many new ways, far beyond just wireline, cellular, cable, satellite, VoIP, it is our job to stay ahead of our customers’ needs to manage through ever-changing political and technical climates,” said Susak. “I look forward to being part of the team at Avalara.”

Avalara’s Communications business provides compliance solutions and services to small and large telecommunications companies. Telecommunications businesses are evolving their services and business models to keep pace with changes to customer expectations and content delivery methods. To manage increasing regulatory complexity, Avalara’s customers rely on its automated, cloud-based solutions for compliance solutions, including tax calculations, filing and remittance.

About Avalara

Avalara helps businesses of all sizes achieve compliance with transactional taxes, including sales and use, VAT, excise, communications, and other tax types. The company delivers comprehensive, automated, cloud-based solutions that are designed to be fast, accurate, and easy to use. Avalara’s Compliance Cloud™ platform helps customers manage complicated and burdensome tax compliance obligations imposed by state, local, and other taxing authorities throughout the world.

Avalara offers more than 650 pre-built connectors into leading accounting, ERP, ecommerce and other business applications, making the integration of tax and compliance solutions easy for customers. Each year, the company processes billions of indirect tax transactions for customers and users, files more than a million tax returns and manages millions of tax exemption certificates and other compliance documents.

A privately held company, Avalara’s venture capital investors include Sageview Capital, Battery Ventures, Warburg Pincus, Technology Crossover Ventures, Arthur Ventures, and other institutional and individual investors. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Avalara has offices across the U.S. and overseas in the U.K., Belgium, Brazil, and India. More information at www.avalara.com