The often shifting sales tax rules and regulations in over 14,000 state and local tax jurisdictions in the USA make sales tax compliance management a daunting task. Supporting ongoing manual changes to 3rd party on-premise business applications increases the burden on IT teams already juggling multiple priorities. Sovos claims its technology solution eliminates this burden on IT and grants the tax and finance departments complete autonomy to handle indirect tax processes, timely and valid sales and use tax self-assessments, accurate reporting, and exemption certification across jurisdictions. Is this claim too good to be true? Can the Sovos solution hold up to scrutiny and deliver on the sales taxation agility promise?
John Landy, Chief Technology Officer, Sovos
John Landy leads product development to ensure customers have access to the most updated compliance solutions amid today’s evolving regulatory landscape. He leads the team that ensures the security of sensitive customer data and guarantee... More View all posts
John Landy leads product development to ensure customers have access to the most updated compliance solutions amid today’s evolving regulatory landscape. He leads the team that ensures the security of sensitive customer data and guarantees Sovos solutions are stable and scalable for enterprise organizations and financial institutions. John has more than 25 years of technology and architecture experience. Prior to joining Sovos in 2015, he was chief technology officer at Datapipe, where he worked on software-defined data center initiatives around the world for multi-cloud environments. Before that, John was chief technology officer at Intralinks, where he led SaaS platform enhancements to provide new methods of sharing critical information across global boundaries, culminating in the company’s IPO in 2010. John earned his Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Lehigh University, a Master of Science in computer science from Villanova University and a Master of Business Administration from Babson College. Less View all posts
Terry Melnik, General Manager, Sales and Use Tax, Sovos
As general manager of the sales and use tax line of business at Sovos, Terry drives market leadership, growth and adoption of Sovos Sales and Use Tax solutions. Approaching things through the lens of an entrepreneur is something Terry feel ... More View all posts
As general manager of the sales and use tax line of business at Sovos, Terry drives market leadership, growth and adoption of Sovos Sales and Use Tax solutions. Approaching things through the lens of an entrepreneur is something Terry feel strongly in and encourages his teams to apply in their own careers. A true entrepreneurial at heart, Terry got his start while a student at university, launching his first business in technology consulting. His career is dotted with a number of other successful launches throughout his career, along with leadership positions at several highly respected consulting and technology companies such as Arthur Andersen and Oracle NetSuite. Terry’s career came full circle when Concordia University honored him as one of their “50 Under 50 Most Influential Business Leaders.” Terry has a strong belief in leaving people better off than when they came – building a ‘social currency’ to use to enrich the professional and personal networks around you. And one that continues to pay dividends through the strong relationships he has fostered over the years. Terry has a Bachelor of Economics from Concordia University and a Master of Business Administration from Boston College with concentrations in Marketing and Business Strategy. Less View all posts