“We are pleased to welcome Bryan and Jeff to the Vertex leadership team,” said President and CEO David DeStefano. “As we expand our market presence and portfolio, Bryan’s legal, risk and security expertise and Jeff’s deep understanding of the global technology landscape will play key roles in accelerating our growth trajectory in the ever-changing worldwide tax environment.”
As general counsel, Rowland brings to Vertex more than 10 years of corporate legal and compliance experience in the software industry advising on privacy and security issues and supporting SaaS and on premise strategies. Rowland was previously senior vice president, general counsel and chief compliance officer for Checkpoint Systems, Inc. and also served as the corporate secretary. As general counsel at Vertex, he will lead the legal team by providing oversight of legal and contract activities, contributing to cybersecurity and enterprise risk management activities and supporting business strategies. Rowland earned a Juris Doctor degree from the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from Towson University. He is also a member of the board of trustees for the Perkins Center for the Arts in Moorestown, NJ.
“I am excited to join Vertex, the established leader in the tax software and services industry, and I look forward to contributing to the company’s continued success by helping to guide critical business priorities and assessing potential new markets as we continue to expand in the U.S. and in Europe,” said Rowland.
As CMO, Foucher will define the approach to communicate the value of Vertex’s tax technologies, resources and services and is responsible for the company’s global marketing communications strategy. Foucher joins Vertex as an experienced leader, bringing more than 20 years of global experience leading world-class marketing teams. Most recently, Foucher held senior leadership positions at CA Technologies spanning corporate, product and field marketing, where he led teams in demand generation and go-to-market strategy. Previously, Foucher worked at AT&T and major advertising agencies Y&R, J. Walter Thompson and McCann-Erickson. Foucher holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Michigan.
“Vertex has an unmatched reputation in the industry. I look forward to contributing to the future growth and success of this exceptional company,” said Foucher.
Since 1978, Vertex, Inc., has been a leading provider of tax technology and services, enabling companies of all sizes to realize the full strategic potential of the tax function by automating and integrating tax processes, while leveraging advanced and predictive analytics of tax data. Vertex provides cloud-based and on-premise solutions that can be tailored to specific industries for every major line of tax, including income, sales and consumer use, value added and payroll. Headquartered in Pennsylvania, and with offices worldwide, Vertex is a privately held company that employs over 900 professionals and serves companies across the globe.