| Houston 2018

Toyota Center

Our A-List customer appreciation events bring together industry leaders, Avalara leadership, product experts, and our partners. Join us as we discuss tax initiatives and best practices, showcase new products and features, provide advanced product training, and have fun! A-List events are complimentary for Avalara customers because we value ongoing customer engagement.

Cost: Complimentary for Avalara customers

Toyota Center

Date & time:

March 22, 2018
3:15pm to 9:00pm


1510 Polk St
Houston, TX 77002


Avalara is coming to Houston for a fun A-List event on March 22, 2018. A-List events deliver user-inspired content, training, and networking opportunities for customers across the country. Attendees can earn one CPE credit for the keynote presentation, and additional breakout sessions provide an opportunity to focus on specific solutions. Following the meeting, attendees will enjoy a VIP suite experience and watch the Houston Rockets play the Detroit Pistons.

Event registration is on a first-come, first-served basis for up to 2 people per company.
Once registered, you’ll receive a confirmation email. Please contact your Account Manager or email customerevents@avalara.com for any questions.

3:15 – 3:45pm

Arrival and Check-In

3:45 – 4:00pm

Avalara Welcome

4:00 – 4:50pm

Keynote Presentation with KPMG (1 CPE credit)

5:00 – 6:00pm

Breakout Sessions – Pick One
Option 1: Fireside chat with AvaTax Product Manager
Option 2: Fireside chat with CertCapture Founder
Option 3: 2018 Fuel Industry Predications


Tip-off – Houston Rockets vs. Detroit Pistons

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Featured Keynote:

Stewart Jolly, Managing Director, Tax, KPMG

Stewart is a Managing Director in KPMG’s State and Local Tax practice with more than 14 years of experience in indirect taxes and sales and use tax system implementations. He has a strong background in sales and use taxes within the manufacturing, retail and energy/oil and gas industries. Stewart has substantial experience leading and coordinating SALT indirect tax engagements, including audit defense services; reverse audit projects; and voluntary disclosure agreements.

Andrea Anderson, Senior Vice President, Customer Loyalty, Avalara

Andrea joined Avalara in 2007 and leads the Customer Loyalty organization driving customer growth, satisfaction, and retention. Before joining Avalara, she served in a variety of marketing roles within the Business Solutions division of Microsoft, and as Chief Knowledge Officer at Vtrenz.

John Beaty, Vice President and General Manager, Excise, Avalara

John is a senior executive with more than 22 years of experience in process technology consulting within the petroleum industry. He currently serves as the General Manager for Excise at Avalara. Prior to joining Avalara, John served as the President of the Americas and subsequently the CEO for Amphora Inc.

Matthew MacNeil, Founder, CertCapture, Avalara

Matthew is the founder of CertCapture, a solution designed to address the specific challenges of managing exemption certificates. This solution was acquired by Avalara in 2013. Before joining Avalara, he was involved in tax consulting for more than 15 years. Matthew is a regular speaker at various credit and accounting conferences.

Aaron Wilson, Senior Product Manager, AvaTax, Avalara

Aaron plays a key role on Avalara’s AvaTax product team. Prior to joining Avalara, he was the Indirect Tax Manager at Groupon and a happy Avalara customer. Aaron obtained his CPA and spent five years in state and local tax consulting for several large accounting and consulting firms, including RSM. While primarily focused on sales and use tax, he has experience in nearly all aspects of indirect tax, including gross receipts, excise, VAT, property tax, local transaction, leasing, hotel occupancy, and business licenses.

Avalara is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.