Chennai, NFAPost: Avalara, a leading provider of cloud-based tax compliance automation for businesses of all sizes, has announced the appointment of human resources veteran Kathleen Weslock as its new chief human resources officer. Her responsibilities include shaping the company’s global demand generation and communication strategies to drive commercial growth across markets and customer segments.

Weslock brings more than two decades of experience leading global human resources to Avalara. She has overseen human resources for publicly and privately held companies of all sizes across several industries, including Cisco, Deloitte, FIS (formerly SunGard Data Systems), and more.

Weslock comes to Avalara from Livent, a startup lithium technology company, where she served as the chief human resources officer.

Avalara helps businesses of all sizes get tax compliance right. In partnership with leading ERP, accounting, ecommerce, and other financial management system providers, Avalara delivers cloud-based compliance solutions for various transaction taxes, including sales and use, VAT, GST, excise, communications, lodging, and other indirect tax types.

Headquartered in Seattle, Avalara has offices across the US and around the world in Canada, the UK, Belgium, Brazil, and India.

“Kathleen is a proven human resources leader who has successfully managed and scaled talent programs for some of the world’s most well-known global companies,” said Avalara CEO Scott McFarlane.

“Her track record of leading robust human resources strategy and creating inclusive workplace culture makes her an ideal addition to Avalara. Kathleen will lead Avalara’s human resources team to help our rapidly growing company quickly scale,” the CEO added.

Weslock’s appointment comes after Avalara’s March annoucement of Brian Sharples’s appointment to its board of directors.

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