Former Apple Canada Exec, Jeff Cates to Lead Company's Strategic Growth and Innovation Efforts
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Jan. 4, 2012 /CNW/ - Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq: INTU), a leading global developer of business and personal finance management solutions, has appointed Jeff Cates as managing director of Intuit Canada. Cates will lead the company's strategic growth, its go-to-market strategies for its small business and consumer offerings while championing Intuit's ongoing commitment to innovation.
"We've had a big Canadian presence for many years and we're at a very exciting point in our growth and evolution," said Alex Lintner, president of Intuit's Global Business Division. "Canada is home to our expanding Global Business Division, where we have some of the brightest engineering and development minds in the industry."
"We're thrilled to have Jeff at the helm in Canada. He has a demonstrated ability to inspire, lead and grow operations, to build profitable consumer and enterprise business solutions groups and he possesses a deep understanding of the Canadian market. These qualities combined with his vision for Intuit's future growth will be key as he guides the team toward even greater success," Lintner said.
Cates comes to Intuit backed by a Schulich School of Business MBA and McMaster University degree in Honours Commerce. Jeff has more than 17 years of experience in business development and management roles, having led consumer and enterprise divisions for companies including Hewlett-Packard Canada Co, and most recently, Apple Canada Inc.
"It's rare nowadays to find a technology company the size of Intuit, that has such a strong focus on driving relevant innovation, lead out of Canada," said Cates. "I'm thrilled to be part of a company that has such strong commitment to understanding the Canadian market, and has such a remarkable dedication to fostering employee commitment. Canada is at a watershed moment in terms of mobile technology adoption, which will forever alter the way business and customers interact. Intuit is perfectly positioned to deliver the kind of solutions that matter most."
"This company is committed to listening to customers, learning about their experiences and ultimately creating solutions that impact their lives so profoundly they can't imagine going back to their old method of doing things," added Cates. "I love this type of development and am excited that Canada is at the centre of it all."
About Intuit Canada
Intuit Canada ULC is a leading provider of business, financial and tax management solutions for small- and mid-sized businesses, consumers and accounting professionals. Its flagship products and services, including TurboTax, ImpôtRapideMC, QuickBooks®, SuccèsPME, Quicken®, and Mint.com, simplify personal finance, accounting software and tax preparation and filing.
Additional offerings include ProFile®, a professional tax preparation software suite, the QuickBooks ProAdvisor Program and the Intuit Developer Network for professional users and developers. All are provided by Intuit Canada or through its partners.
Intuit Canada has employees across Canada and offices in Edmonton, AB, and Mississauga, ON. Intuit Canada is an affiliate of Intuit Inc., which is listed on the Nasdaq stock market under the symbol INTU. More information can be found at www.intuit.ca.
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