RIVERWOODS, ILL., March 28, 2011 - CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business and the leading global provider of tax, accounting and audit information, software and services (CCHGroup.com), announced today that Joe Bergera has been appointed Executive Vice President & General Manager of its Tax business unit, effective immediately. Bergera will report to Mike Sabbatis, CCH President and CEO.
As a customer-focused company, CCH places special emphasis on understanding and meeting customer needs. The new Tax business unit, to be led by Bergera, is the largest of CCH's business units and is dedicated to serving the tax needs of professionals, with innovative and best-in-process solutions to increase accuracy and productivity.
The new unit aligns all of CCH tax resources in a single customer-focused group, including, Product Development, Product Management, Content, Sales & Marketing, and Operations & Support.
"Joe's long-time industry experience and leadership will enable him to take our Tax organization to the next level, developing an even deeper understanding of customers and delivering superior solutions to meet their needs in a fast changing and complex world," Sabbatis said.
Most recently, Bergera served as Executive Vice President, Global General Manager for Sage CRM Solutions at Sage Software. While there, he expanded the geographic distribution of Sage's CRM products across Europe, Asia and Latin America, by developing and executing a product internationalization and localization strategy. He also helped shape and implement Sage's online connected services and on-demand solutions strategies. Previously, Joe held the positions of Senior Vice President, General Manager for Sage ACT! & Sage SalesLogix and Senior Vice President, General Manager, Sage ACT!. He has significant prior experience as a leader in global software and technology, including software-as-a-service (SaaS) or Cloud computing.
"CCH, the world leader in tax software solutions, is investing at record levels and has a clear vision and strategy for taking professionals to new levels of success with cloud computing and other new innovative technology. It's an honor to be part of the team that is leading the industry in serving professionals best," Bergera said.
The new CCH Tax unit is one of five dedicated customer-focused business units in CCH. The other units include Accounting, Audit & Workflow, led by Vice President & General Manager Sam High; Corporate, led by Vice President & General Manager Scott Gruchot; Cross Market Solutions, led by Vice President Sue Nolan; and CCH Canadian, led by President Doug Finley.
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CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business (CCHGroup.com