Indirect tax compliance leader strengthens European team with new senior appointment
Avalara, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based global VAT and other indirect tax compliance solutions announced the appointment of David van Toor as General Manager of its EMEA operations.
Mr van Toor joins Avalara during at a time of substantial growth both in the US and abroad, including new offices in UK and Belgium.His appointment follows Avalara’s recent acquisition of Belgium-based VAT Applications NV, the highly regarded provider of the iVAT suite of VAT compliance software and services for businesses of all sizes. Avalara has recently made a number of acquisitions of leading content and technology providers, in markets encompassing US telecommunications, digital goods, hospitality, and fuel and other excise taxes, as well as Brazil.
Mr Van Toor assumes responsibility for the day-to-day execution of Avalara’s European internal operations and customer experience strategies, and will oversee Avalara’s European-focused product marketing and management. He will also ensure the successful integration of acquired talent and technology into Avalara’s industry-renowned product suite.
As a pioneer in transaction tax management, Avalara provides a broad array of solutions ranging from registration and determination to reporting, filing, and remittance, reducing complexity and easing the burdens of compliance, Including across borders.
Previously, Mr. van Toor held senior positions including Vice President, Managing Director Australasian Operations at Epicor Software Corp., and Senior Vice President General Manager – CRM Division at Sage North America.
“We are delighted to have David join Avalara,” said Scott McFarlane, CEO and founder of Avalara. “His business acumen and knowledge of the software market in Europe – particularly from his time at Sage and Epicor – brings significant value to Avalara.”
David van Toor commented, “Avalara is well established in North America and has made great progress in Europe and internationally. I’m excited to be joining a team that has gained momentum in the European transaction tax compliance market and I relish the challenge to drive the business even further in the region.
“The company successfully disrupted the entire tax management market in the US more than 10 year ago and we are seeing similar opportunity in Europe now. This is a time of great growth and even greater possibilities for Avalara. I’m very pleased to be part of this story.”