Sasan Goodarzi is chief executive officer of Intuit, where he leads the company towards delivering on its mission of powering prosperity around the world. He assumed the role on Jan. 1, 2019.
During his 14 years with the company, Goodarzi has successfully led each of Intuit’s largest businesses. Most recently, Goodarzi served as executive vice president and general manager of Intuit's Small Business and Self-Employed Group. Previously, he served as executive vice president and general manager of Intuit’s Consumer Tax Group, as Intuit’s chief information officer, as the general manager of Intuit’s ProTax organization, and as the general manager of Intuit’s Financial Services Division.
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.
Born in Tehran, Iran, Goodarzi came to United States as a child and grew up in Orlando, Florida. He currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and two children. He 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. Goodarzi is also a member of the board of directors at Intuit and Atlassian.
Brad Smith is executive chairman of Intuit’s board of directors. Smith served as Intuit’s president and chief executive officer from 2008 to 2019, where he successfully led the company’s transformation from a desktop software company to a global, cloud-based product and platform company. He has been a board member since January 2008 and became chairman of the board of directors in January 2016.
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. Smith is on the board of directors at Survey Monkey and serves as chairman of the Nordstrom board of directors.
Scott Cook co-founded Intuit in 1983 and serves as the chairman of the Executive Committee. Along with his executive responsibilities, Scott continues to work with small teams across the company, helping develop deep customer empathy and innovative solutions that solve customer problems and help them prosper.
Before founding Intuit, Scott managed consulting assignments in banking, foodservice, and technology for Bain & Company, a corporate strategy consulting firm. Prior to that, he spent four years with household products giant Procter & Gamble.
Scott is a member of the board of directors of Procter & Gamble; sits on the advisory board of the Center for Brand and Product Management at the University of Wisconsin; and is president of the Intuit Scholarship Foundation.
He holds an MBA from Harvard University and a bachelor's degree in economics and mathematics from the University of Southern California.
Lara Balazs is a global marketing executive with a proven track record of building world-class businesses and brands. She has held multiple marketing leadership roles at companies such as Amazon, Visa, Nike, Gap, Prophet Brand Strategy and General Mills.
Most recently, as Vice President, Worldwide Prime and Amazon North America Marketing, Lara was responsible for driving growth of the Prime membership program globally, running all paid, owned and operated channels to optimize go-to-market performance. She also led end to end marketing for Amazon across channels and categories for the North America region.
Prior to Amazon, Lara held a variety of roles at Visa including as SVP, Head of Visa North America Marketing. In this role, she was responsible for all aspects of marketing in Visa’s largest revenue-driving region. As a key driver in Visa’s transformation to digital payment leadership, Lara oversaw marketing and communications for all digital product launches including Visa Checkout and Apple Pay. At Visa, she also led global marketing strategy and planning, global product marketing and innovation marketing.
Lara holds a Pre-Law undergraduate degree from University of Washington from which she graduated magna cum laude with Phi Beta Kappa distinction. She has an MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Business at Northwestern University.
Alex Chriss is Executive Vice President and General Manager of Intuit's Small Business and Self-Employed Group. Appointed to the role in January 2019, he leads a 4,500+ person organization that’s focused on powering prosperity around the world for small businesses and the self-employed by unlocking the power of millions of customers for the prosperity of each and every one.
Alex has a proven track record of innovating inside Intuit over the last 14 years - launching and leading Intuit’s self-employed business unit, as well as Intuit’s platform-as-a-service strategy and the QuickBooks App Store, all of which are thriving today. QuickBooks Self-Employed helps hundreds of thousands of self-employed individuals manage their expenses and tax obligations, the partner platform allows independent developers to create and deploy products that work in conjunction with QuickBooks, while the app store enables small businesses to discover and consume hundreds of apps that integrate with QuickBooks. He’s also led Intuit’s QuickBooks Financing business, providing lower rates, an easier application and faster delivery of capital to millions of small businesses.
Prior to Intuit, he was a successful entrepreneur, founding two companies, including CollegeWeb, an online community for college students that was sold in 1999. Alex holds a B.A. in Economics from Tufts University.
Michelle leads Intuit’s global financial team as it supports the company’s mission of powering prosperity around the world. She manages the financial strategy and operations across the company, including Treasury, Procurement, Investor Relations and Finance Operations.
Michelle has been with Intuit since 2003 and has held various senior financial management positions across the business. She previously was Senior Vice President for Intuit’s Consumer Tax Group and Small Business Group, and Vice President of Finance for the Accounting Professionals Division and Intuit Healthcare.
Prior to Intuit, Michelle held various financial management roles at General Electric. Before that, she was a financial litigation consultant at The Barrington Consulting Group.
Michelle holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce with a concentration in Finance from the University of Virginia.
Laura leads Intuit’s People and Places organization, responsible for attracting and retaining the world’s top talent and building a safe, inclusive and ethical work environment where employees can do the best work of their lives.>
With a widely-recognized track record of exceptional leadership, Laura served as Intuit’s General Counsel for 14 years. She started her career with the company leading the legal organization and later expanded her role to include the stewardship of many other teams critical to Intuit’s growth, including security, compliance, data science and engineering and government relations.
Laura is a board member of the San Jose Children's Discovery Museum and also serves as the president of the Intuit Foundation board of directors, guiding the company’s philanthropic initiatives to power prosperity for those who need it most.
Prior to joining Intuit, Laura was vice president of corporate legal resources and acting general counsel for Sun Microsystems. Laura has a law degree from Santa Clara University and a bachelor's degree in business administration from California State University, Chico.
Anton makes sure that our strategy is your strategy. That means we look at what you want to accomplish, and then build the products to help. Anton’s corporate development and integration teams have been working tirelessly on your behalf since he rejoined Intuit in 2016.
Before returning to Intuit, Anton was the head of corporate development at Square. He also served as the financing lead for Square Capital, where he secured investments for Square's small business loan offering.
Anton’s first position at Intuit was vice president of corporate development. It was a great fit, where he built on his experience in venture capital, corporate development, and strategy. From 2011-2014, he redesigned the company’s acquisition playbook, and drove acquisition activity to a total value of over $2 billion.
Anton holds an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. His bachelor’s degree is in marketing and finance, from Washington University in St. Louis.
Greg is Executive Vice President and General Manager of Intuit's Consumer Group. Appointed to the role in August 2018, he leads an organization that offers a suite of consumer tax and financial products and services in the U.S. and Canada, including TurboTax®, TurboTax Live, Turbo and Mint.
Greg joined Intuit in 2012 as senior vice president of marketing for the Consumer Tax Group. In 2014, Greg was awarded the Intuit CEO Leadership Award, which recognizes employees who deliver trajectory-changing outcomes while role modeling and teaching the company's values.
An executive and marketing professional with more than 20 years’ experience, Greg’s expertise spans consumer packaged goods, retail, and international and emerging markets. Prior to joining Intuit, he worked for world-class organizations, including Kraft Foods, SC Johnson, Kodak, Gillette, Best Buy, and the United States Air Force. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Operations Research from the United States Air Force Academy.
Al Ko serves as Intuit’s Senior Vice President and Chief Transformation Officer. Appointed to this role in 2017, Al drives Intuit’s operating rhythm and oversees the cross-company transformational change initiatives that allow Intuit to re-imagine and re-invent itself in order to best serve our customers.
Al joined Intuit in 2006 and has held numerous leadership positions, most recently as the General Manager of Mint. Previously, he led product management for Intuit’s Small Business Group, where he was responsible for the global expansion of QuickBooks, Payments, and Payroll.
Before joining Intuit, Al was a management consultant at both the Boston Consulting Group and McKinsey where he advised technology and industrial clients on strategy, organizational effectiveness, and supply chain management. Al holds a B.A. in History and International Studies from Yale University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.
Rob Lanesey is senior vice president of Global Communications and chief communications officer of Intuit, where he leads the company’s worldwide public relations, employee communications, and social media programs. A passionate steward of the Intuit brand, Lanesey helps bring the company’s mission, strategy, and values to life across all channels and audiences.
Since joining Intuit in 2002, Lanesey has led award-winning integrated communications programs while overseeing media relations, executive positioning, analyst relations, customer relations, financial communications, event management and crisis communications.
Before coming to Intuit, Lanesey spent three years as an executive at Ketchum Public Relations and Corporate Technology Communications, and five years at Ameritech in various media relations and employee communications roles. He is also a former print and broadcast journalist.
Lanesey holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Michigan. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and two children.
Kerry leads Intuit’s legal, privacy and compliance teams as they work to support Intuit’s mission of powering prosperity around the world.
Kerry joined Intuit in 2006, most recently serving as Deputy General Counsel. Prior to joining Intuit, Ms. McLean spent over six years at Wind River Systems, Inc., most recently as the Director of Legal. She also worked as an associate at Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin PC (now Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP). Ms. McLean holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from University of California, Davis and a Juris Doctor from University of California, Hastings College of Law.
Before joining Intuit in 2002, CeCe 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.
CeCe is a graduate of North Dakota State University, where she majored in economics and business administration, and she attended the University of Chicago Booth’s executive development program.
CeCe is responsible for identifying and integrating strategic partners into Intuit’s global platform in order to deliver the benefits that matter the most in our customers’ lives.
Previously, she led the ProConnect Group, Intuit’s accountant division, as well as Intuit Financial Services, the business unit that provided digital banking solutions for banks and credit unions.
Mark is a seasoned veteran with 20 years’ experience in the technology industry. Before joining Intuit, he held leadership positions at NCR Corp, Dell, and Hewlett-Packard. Mark earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from Michigan State University.
Mark Notarainni is responsible for ensuring the success of customers across all their interactions with the Intuit ecosystem. Previously, he spent over eight years as vice president of Customer Care and Services for Intuit’s Consumer Tax Group, transforming customer care through a world-class team providing the highest quality service to millions of taxpayers every year. Mark joined Intuit in 2009 as a director of contact centers.
Your Intuit experience starts with how we create products that delight you. That’s Diego’s responsibility. He guides the design and delivery of Intuit’s product ecosystem and works with its product management and design communities to forge best practices and deliver awesome customer experiences.
Before Intuit, Diego was a Partner at IDEO. As Global Managing Director and Partner, he led the creation of IDEO's growth ventures, including IDEO U, CoLab, and Creative Difference. Prior to this role, Diego was the Managing Director of IDEO Bay Area for many years, and also founded and scaled a new IDEO discipline called Business Design, which has since become a core part of the firm’s offering.
A founding faculty member of the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford (aka "the d.school"), Diego is committed to educating future innovators. He is currently a member of the Harvard University Board of Overseers and a Professor of the Practice at Boise State University. He was previously a Visiting Scientist at the MIT Media Lab and an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Harvard Business School.
Early in his career, Diego developed leading-edge products as an R&D engineer at HP and as a marketer at Intuit. He earned bachelor’s degrees with honors in engineering and humanities from Stanford, and an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School.
Marianna oversees Intuit’s technology strategy and leads all of Intuit’s product engineering, data science, information technology and information security teams worldwide, harnessing advanced technology that helps power prosperity for our customers and partners around the world.
With more than twenty-five years of experience, Marianna joined Intuit in 2017 to lead product development for the Small Business and Self-Employed Group, responsible for Intuit’s QuickBooks product family. Previously, she served as executive vice president of Strategic Development at Docker, developing strategic partnerships and expanding its product portfolio and open source platform. Prior to Docker, she held engineering leadership roles at VMware, Ariba, and General Magic, working at the forefront of significant technology transformations, including virtualization, cloud, and DevOps.
At the beginning of her career, Marianna served as Captain for Computer Center R&D in the Israeli Army. She earned a B.S. in computer science from Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, and has coursework toward an M.S. in computer science and brain research from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel.