Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq: INTU) today announced an organizational realignment designed to propel the company into its next phase of long-term growth.
The new structure comes as the company increases its focus on two strategic outcomes: being the world's small business operating system, and providing winning solutions to do the nations' taxes in the U.S. and Canada.
"Our mission and strategy remain unchanged," said Brad Smith, Intuit president and CEO, adding that the structure aligns with the company's refreshed "connected services" strategy unveiled in September. "This realignment provides added focus on our core businesses, enabling us to move faster to better capitalize on the long-term growth opportunities that we see in North America and around the world."
Intuit's new structure becomes effective Aug. 1 in conjunction with the company's new fiscal year. It includes six go-to-market business units reporting to the chief executive officer. The business units and leaders are:
Dan Wernikoff - Senior vice president and general manager of Small Business Financial Solutions, a new global division that includes financial management solutions, such as QuickBooks, Intuit Payments Solutions and the Intuit Partner Platform. With this assignment, Wernikoff adds global responsibilities to the small business leadership role he has held for the last three years. Prior to his current role, Wernikoff held a variety of management roles across Intuit's Small Business Group.
Dan Maurer - Senior vice president and general manager of Small Business Management Solutions, a new global division focused on a portfolio of adjacent small business services, including Employee Management Solutions and Demandforce. Maurer, who will also oversee Intuit's Quickbase business, spent the last five years as senior vice president and general manager of Intuit's Consumer Group. Prior to that, Maurer led the marketing efforts for the TurboTax business and served as Intuit's chief marketing officer.
Sasan Goodarzi - Senior vice president and general manager of Intuit's Consumer Tax division, which offers a suite of products and servcts and services under the TurboTax brand in the U.S. and Canada. Goodarzi has held multiple general management positions at Intuit, including senior vice president and general manager for both Intuit's Financial Services division and Intuit's ProTax division. Most recently, Goodarzi served as Intuit's chief information officer as the company successfully navigated to the cloud.
Barry Saik - Vice president and general manager of the Consumer Ecosystem, a new division focused on solving important consumer problems with solutions such as Quicken. Saik has led Quicken for the last year. He previously held a variety of leadership roles in the TurboTax business, and most recently served as general manager of Intuit Websites, where he led the divestiture of that business in 2012.
Jill Ward - Continues as senior vice president and general manager of the Accounting Professionals Division, with added global responsibilities. This organization offers products and services focused on developing a loyal base of accountants who help do North America's tax returns and also use and recommend Intuit small business offerings all around the world. Ward has led the Accounting Professionals Division for the past six of her more than 10 years with Intuit. Prior to leading this business, Ward led a portfolio of industry-specific solutions and accountant-related programs and businesses, as well as Intuit's QuickBase division.
Cece Morken - Remains senior vice president and general manager of Intuit Financial Services, a division focused on improving consumer and small business financial problems by offering online banking solutions for the financial institutions that serve them. Morken has led the division for the past three years after spending nine years in various sales and management roles in the business.
The company also announced that Kiran Patel, executive vice president and general manager of Intuit's Small Business Group, and Alex Lintner, senior vice president and general manager of Intuit's Global Business Division, will retire from Intuit shortly after the end of the fiscal year. The work of their respective organizations will be assimilated into the new organizational structure.
"With these changes, we celebrate the success of our departing leaders and the depth of our leadership bench," added Smith. "I am excited about the future opportunities we have as a company as we enter the next chapter of our connected services journey. Our focus is clear, and we have the structure we need to accelerate our decision making and go-to-market capabilities around the world."