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John Viglione of Vertex Inc. Named 2015 Executive Management Award Winner

Berwyn, PA

Vertex Inc., the leading provider of corporate tax solutions, announced today that SmartCEO magazine has named John Viglione, Vertex Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO), a 2015 Executive Management Award winner. Viglione is one of 40 top executives in Philadelphia to be recognized in SmartCEO’s 2015 Executive Management Awards program.

SmartCEO’s Executive Management Awards program recognizes C-suite executives including CFOs, CIOs and CTOs for their creative management, vision, leadership philosophy, innovative strategy and undeniable work ethic. These executives are individuals who uphold the highest ethics, lead collaboratively and creatively, and enhance and support their organization's mission.

“It’s a privilege to be recognized among the region’s elite business community,” said Viglione. "I am proud to accept this award as a Vertex leader and wholeheartedly believe in encouraging personal and professional development, an innovative culture and giving back to the communities in which we live and work."

Viglione is a member the Executive Council at Vertex, which is responsible for the collaborative oversight of the company's strategy and operational execution, including existing and emerging software industry partnerships. He is credited with guiding the development of Vertex Enterprise, a new category of tax software designed for complex global tax requirements. Viglione also volunteers his time at Penn State University, his alma mater, and established a partnership with the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST). As an IST Corporate Associate, Vertex sponsors high-level student teams and has an opportunity to develop long-lasting, strategic partnerships with a college dedicated to educating the next generation of leaders for the digital 21st century.

“Vertex is pleased to congratulate John for being recognized as one of Philadelphia’s top executives," said Jeff Westphal, CEO of Vertex. “During the last 17 years, John has been an integral part of our continued success and we join SmartCEO in recognizing his significant accomplishments.”

"SmartCEO designed the Executive Management Awards specifically to acknowledge senior leaders and honor their accomplishments. The 2015 Executive Management Award winners are not only leading their companies and co-workers to achieve great things, they are also making huge contributions to their communities," said Jaime Nespor-Zawmon, President of SmartCEO Events.

Viglione will be recognized with the rest of this year’s Executive Management Award winners in the March/April issue of SmartCEO magazine and celebrated at an awards ceremony on March 26 in Philadelphia at The Crystal Tea Room.

About SmartCEO

SmartCEO’s mission is to educate and inspire the business community through its award-winning magazine, connections at C-level events and access to valuable online resources. SmartCEO’s integrated media platforms reach decision makers in the Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC, metropolitan areas.

About Vertex

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.

For more information about Vertex, explore Our Company or follow Vertex on Twitter @vertexinc.

Company Contact

Tricia Schafer-Petrecz, Vertex Inc.

tricia.schafer-petrecz@vertexinc.com

484-595-6142

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