Robert Marino is Senior Manager of Indirect Tax Research at Vertex, and primarily focuses on communication services taxation. With more than 10 years at Vertex, he has held a variety of business and indirect tax strategy roles. Bob’s 25 years’ experience in the telecommunication’s industry coupled with his knowledge of Vertex software as a former longtime client, gives him a valuable perspective to bring to the Vertex client base.
In his current role, Bob leads a team of indirect tax research professionals focused on communications services taxation and regulatory compliance. He provides leadership and oversight for tax research matters specific to the growth of Vertex’s market share in North America. In addition, he is responsible for assisting in the management of key relationships with communication service provider clients, including supporting the company’s alliances and partners.
Prior to joining Vertex in 2007, Bob worked for various wireline, wireless and cable service providers, including AT&T, focusing on indirect tax planning, audit support, compliance and tax system integrations. His breadth of experience has given him insights into the direction and evolution of communications services and the approach jurisdictions may take in taxation.