Senior Management

Brad Smith , Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Brad Smith is chairman and chief executive officer of Intuit. He joined Intuit in 2003 and held a series of executive positions during a five-year rise through the company where he successfully led several of its major businesses. He was named Intuit’s president and chief executive officer in January 2008, and became chairman of the board of directors in January 2016.

Building on Intuit’s strong foundation and enduring mission, Smith has cultivated an agile, innovative culture and led initiatives to reimagine and reinvent Intuit to harness emerging technology and trends, continuing to improve the financial lives of customers around the world. During that time, Intuit has earned a reputation as an innovative company that is consistently ranked as one of the top 100 best places to work, and among the most-admired software companies each year.

Before being named CEO, Smith was senior vice president and general manager of Intuit's Small Business Division, which included the portfolio of QuickBooks, Quicken and Payroll products. Previously he led the company's Consumer Tax Group, which produces TurboTax, the nation's leading consumer tax preparation software. He began his Intuit career leading the Accountant Central community, cultivating relationships and delivering services for accounting professionals.

Smith earned his master's degree in management from Aquinas College in Michigan and a bachelor's degree in business administration from Marshall University in West Virginia.

Scott Cook , Founder and Chairman of the Executive Committee

Scott Cook co-founded Intuit Inc. in 1983 and now serves as the chairman of the Executive Committee.

Before founding Intuit, Cook managed consulting assignments in banking and technology for Bain & Company, a corporate strategy consulting firm. He previously worked for Procter & Gamble, the household products giant, in various marketing positions, including brand manager, for four years.

Cook is a member of the board of directors of eBay; Procter & Gamble; the Asia Foundation; the Harvard Business School Dean's Advisory Board; the Center for Brand and Product Management at the University of Wisconsin; and the Intuit Scholarship Foundation.

Cook earned an MBA from Harvard University and received a bachelor's degree in economics and mathematics from the University of Southern California.

Business and Functional Leaders

Laura Fennell , Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Ms. Fennell is executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary and previously served as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. In this role, Ms. Fennell leads Intuit's legal, corporate affairs, privacy, information security and data services teams. Before joining Intuit in April 2004, Ms. Fennell served as Sun Microsystems' vice president of corporate legal resources and acting general counsel, directing the company's legal staff of more than 250 people. Previously, Ms. Fennell was an associate attorney at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati, where her practice included public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, private financings, and public and private company representation. She sits on the board of directors of the Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose, providing learning and discovery opportunities for children, families and schools. Ms. Fennell earned her law degree from Santa Clara University and received her bachelor's degree in business administration from California State University, Chico.

Sasan Goodarzi , Executive Vice President and General Manager Small Business Group

Sasan Goodarzi is executive vice president and general manager of Intuit's Small Business Group. Appointed to this role in May 2016, he leads a global division focused on fueling small business success. The Small Business Group includes QuickBooks, QuickBooks Online, Payroll, Payments and the Intuit Partner Platform.

Goodarzi has held multiple general management positions during two separate stints at Intuit. From 2013-2016 he led Intuit’s Consumer Tax Group, which offers the company’s flagship TurboTax products. Under his leadership, TurboTax reinvented itself and delivered breakthrough innovations which resulted in double-digit customer growth for three consecutive years. From 2011 to 2013, he served as the company's chief information officer, successfully leading Intuit's transition to the cloud.

During his previous time at Intuit, from 2004-2010, he was senior vice president and general manager for the company's professional tax division and Intuit Financial Services. He has also led several acquired software companies in addition to Intuit's operations in Canada and the United Kingdom.

Before coming to Intuit, Goodarzi worked for Invensys, a global provider of industrial automation, transportation and controls technology, serving as global president of the products group. He also held a number of senior leadership roles in the automation control division at Honeywell and served as the chief executive officer and co-founder of a technology startup, Lazer Cables Inc.

Goodarzi earned his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering at the University of Central Florida and a master's in business administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

CeCe Morken , Executive Vice President and General Manager, ProConnect Group

CeCe Morken is executive vice president and general manager of Intuit's ProConnect Group. In this role, she leads the team responsible for working directly with the accountants who use Proseries, Lacerte, ProConnect Tax Online, Canada’s ProFile, and related solutions to prepare clients' taxes.

Before taking this position in 2013, she led Intuit Financial Services, the business unit that provided digital banking solutions for banks and credit unions, helping them make it easier for consumers and small businesses to manage their money. Previously, Morken was responsible for all customer relationships, new and existing client sales, corporate and end user marketing and strategy development at IFS.

Prior to joining the business in 2002, Morken was responsible for sales of all products and professional services at WebTone Technologies. She also served as senior vice president for retail lending with Fortis, and spent 15 years in a variety of positions with John H. Hartland Co., including senior vice president of sales and account management.

Morken is a graduate of North Dakota State University, with majors in economics and business administration and attended the University of Chicago Booth's executive development program.

H. Tayloe Stansbury , Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Mr. Stansbury is executive vice president and chief technology officer, leading Intuit’s engineering teams to deliver innovative and successful offering that drive commercial growth. He joined Intuit in May 2009 and served as senior vice president and chief technology officer. Before joining Intuit, Mr. Stansbury served as chief information officer of VMware and as executive vice president at Ariba. Previously, Mr. Stansbury held positions at Calico Commerce and Xerox. Mr. Stansbury graduated with honors in applied mathematics from Harvard University.

Lucas Watson , Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing and Sales Officer

Lucas Watson is executive vice president and Intuit’s chief marketing and sales officer. His responsibilities include leading the marketing organization that builds the Intuit brand and its four cornerstone brands: QuickBooks, TurboTax, ProConnect and Mint.

He also leads the company’s global sales and go-to-market efforts that bring Intuit’s financial management solutions for small businesses and consumers to market across a variety of channels. Key focus areas include the global expansion of Intuit’s brands, growing the size of the markets where the company operates and strengthening the equity of its brands.

Watson joined Intuit in August 2016 after serving as vice president of global brand solutions and innovations at Google. In that role, he led the company’s brand advertising business, working with some of the world’s leading companies to build stronger and more trusted brands through Google-based solutions. He joined Google in 2011 as vice president of sales and marketing for YouTube and was instrumental in helping YouTube become a commercial success.

Prior to Google, Watson worked for Procter &apm; Gamble, holding a variety of sales, marketing, and digital business roles across the globe. As marketing director of global digital business strategy, Watson drove P&G’s digital initiatives for 75 brands across 200 countries.

Watson holds an MBA from Boston College’s Carroll School of Management and a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and math from Hamilton College.

Dan Wernikoff , Executive Vice President and General Manager, Consumer Tax Group

Dan Wernikoff is executive vice president and general manager of Intuit's Consumer Tax Group. Appointed to this role in May 2016, he leads an organization that offers a suite of products and services under the TurboTax brand in pursuit of the company's goal to do the nations' taxes in the U.S. and Canada.

From 2013-2016, Wernikoff led Intuit’s Small Business Group, focusing on expanding the availability of the QuickBooks ecosystem of products, including QuickBooks, Payroll, Payments and the Intuit Partner platform, from the desktop to the cloud as part of the company’s strategy to make QuickBooks the global platform for small business. Under his leadership, Small Business Group revenue grew to more than $2 billion, with nearly 1.3 million paying QuickBooks Online subscribers globally as of January 2016.

Wernikoff previously served as senior vice president and general manager of Intuit's Financial Management Solutions business unit. In this role, he led all QuickBooks teams - Desktop, online, and mobile - across all segments, from QuickBooks Simple Start up to QuickBooks Enterprise Edition, as well as the financial supplies and partner platform businesses. Together, these solutions serve approximately 4 million small businesses.

Wernikoff joined Intuit in March 2003 and held several executive positions, including vice president and product and marketing leader of Financial Management and of Product Management for Intuit's Payment Solutions division. Before that, he helped develop a set of connected services that ultimately led to the creation of a payments division at Intuit.

Before joining Intuit, Wernikoff held various leadership positions at Charles Schwab, Bank One Corp., First Chicago and First Chicago Capital Markets. He earned his master's degree in business administration from the University of Pittsburgh and a bachelor's degree in finance from Miami University of Ohio.

Sherry Whiteley , Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

Sherry Whiteley is Intuit's executive vice president and chief human resources officer, leading the team responsible for acquiring, developing, mobilizing and rewarding the company's global workforce. She also leads Intuit's diversity and inclusion program and community giving efforts.

Since joining Intuit in 2000, Whiteley and her team have successfully worked to create programs and offerings that further Intuit's high commitment, high-performance culture. In doing so, Intuit has been recognized by Fortune Magazine as one of the "Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For" each year since 2002. With a passion for employee-driven philanthropy, Whiteley is also president of the Intuit Foundation board of directors.

Whiteley joined Intuit after a nine-year career at Silicon Graphics. While at SGI, she held several senior human resources positions, including executive recruiting, employee communications, executive coaching and development, leadership development and technical education.

She earned a bachelor's degree in history from Santa Clara University and is a graduate of the Executive General Management and the Human Resource Executive programs at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.

R. Neil Williams , Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Williams serves as Intuit’s executive vice president and chief financial officer, bringing strategic, operational and transactional experience gained in nearly 30 years in the financial services industry. He joined Intuit in January 2008, serving as senior vice president and chief financial officer. He is responsible for all financial aspects of the company, including corporate strategy and business development, investor relations, financial operations and real estate. Before joining Intuit, Mr. Williams was the executive vice president and chief financial officer for Visa U.S.A., Inc. Mr. Williams concurrently served as chief financial officer for Inovant LLC, Visa's global information technology organization, responsible for global transactions processing and technology development. Mr. Williams, a certified public accountant, received his bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Southern Mississippi.

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