Vertex Named to 2016 Working Mother 100 Best Companies

Each year, Working Mother magazine collects extensive data about the workforce policies of US companies regarding their benefits, childcare, flexibility, parental leave, and company culture. After stringent analysis, their list is culled to 100 exemplary companies, selected for their outstanding leadership in creating progressive programs to support all employees’ work and home lives.

It’s gratifying to me and everyone in our organization that, as one of the 2016 Working Mother 100 Best Companies, Vertex is recognized for their commitment to furthering the success of women in our organization, and supporting families as a whole (as with almost all of the other Best Companies, Vertex offers paid adoption leave and paid paternity leave, which are offered by only about 20% of US companies).

As a working mother who appreciates the flexible scheduling, child care, and other benefits that have enabled me to manage the demands of both work and family, I’m honored to have represented Vertex at the gala awards dinner this week. As Working Mother Media Vice President and General Manager Subha Barry said at the ceremony, “This year’s class of winning companies goes the extra mile to support working moms and all diverse families. The Working Mother 100 Best Companies continues to pave the way for employers nationwide to support their employees, both personally and professionally.”

I could not have said it better myself. It’s exciting to see our company honored by a national publication that has set the work-life standard for 31 years.

The complete list of the 2016 Working Mother 100 Best Companies can be found here; the Vertex summary can be read here.

(*Source re: parental/adoption leave: 2016 Employee Benefits Survey by the Society for Human Resource Management)

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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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