Vertex Honors Five Tax Technology Innovators

Congratulations to Air Liquide, Redbox, Summit Electric Supply, Walmart and Xcel Energy for leveraging Vertex tax technology to achieve important business goals! We’re proud to recognize these companies as tax innovators for their unique approaches to solving complex business and tax challenges. 

Vertex Innovation Award Winners

From legislative changes, to digital tax initiatives, businesses across the globe are faced with increasingly complex tax compliance hurdles. These five companies made unique use of our solutions to solve business challenges and enable tax departments to manage new requirements and work in alignment with broader business strategies. 

“As business change accelerates and tax complexity grows, our customers use Vertex solutions in creative ways to gain greater control of the entire tax lifecycle and deliver tangible results,” said David DeStefano, Vertex president and CEO. “We are proud to see tax teams add strategic value to organizations through our technology and services.”

The Innovation Awards were presented at our annual conference for corporate tax and technology, Vertex Exchange. These awards hold deep meaning to us here at Vertex, as innovation in the pursuit of continuous improvement is one of our enduring values.

Congratulations again to the honorees! You can read more here about how Vertex solutions helped to create tax efficiencies that positively affected our clients’ businesses.

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Jen Kurtz: Chief Technology Officer at Vertex Inc. Vertex delivers the world’s most valued tax solutions for companies to connect, transact, and comply while growing their business.

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Jen Kurtz is the Chief Technology Officer focused on driving the technology strategy and next-generation products and solutions through customer innovation and emerging technologies. Jen leads the Office of Technology responsible for bringing together the technology vision, strategy, architecture, and capabilities required to drive breakthrough innovations that will propel Vertex forward in seizing new market opportunities.

Previously, Jen served as a lead member of the software development and commercial enterprise architecture teams. Prior to joining Vertex, she was a software engineer at Verizon and Platinum Technology (now Broadcom) respectively bringing large scale business applications to the market.

Jen has been honored by Oracle for Women’s History Month and Working Mother Magazine at their annual Working Mother 100 Best Companies event. She regularly speaks at local and national technology conferences and has an M.S. in Computer Science from Villanova University and a B.S. in Computer Science from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.

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