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Michael Hickman Announced as New Exactera CEO

  • Spearheading Next Phase of Exactera’s Growth in Technology-Driven Tax Compliance Industry
  • New Executive Leadership Solidifies Commitment to Offering Tax Solutions Leveraging Powerful AI Models to Drive Greater Intelligence, Efficiency, and Value to Customers

Tarrytown, N.Y. – January 22, 2024 – Exactera, the global leader in technology-driven tax solutions, announced today that Michael Hickman has been named Chief Executive Offer of the firm effective immediately. Hickman will also retain his responsibilities as CFO and replaces Walter Scott, who served as Chief Executive Officer of Exactera since July 2023. Scott, who led Exactera through major leadership transitions, new product launches and partnerships, has been named chairman and CEO of Devo.

“I welcome this exciting opportunity to lead Exactera as its CEO,” stated Michael Hickman. “Having served as CFO for Exactera, the role brings together my experience ensuring the success of major companies, dedication to managing company operations, and passion for strategic leadership and people.”

Serving as Exactera’s Chief Financial Officer since March 2022 when he joined the firm, Michael Hickman has been managing the company’s financial planning and strategic direction. Before joining Exactera, Hickman was the CFO at the premier global performance-marketing marketplace, Perform[cb], where he drove the company’s financial strategy and helped increase organic profitability. Hickman oversaw multiple acquisitions and was instrumental in selling Perform[cb] to Beringer Capital in April 2021.

A certified public accountant with more than 25 years of leadership experience at companies including Deloitte, MetLife, and Switch and Data, Michael Hickman has navigated acquisitions, dispositions, debt financing, corporate consolidations, financial planning and analysis, valuations, SEC Reporting, technical accounting, and system implementation and project management. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Florida.

About Exactera

Exactera is a leading provider of corporate tax compliance solutions for transfer pricing, tax provision and research and development tax credits. Leveraging premium data and innovative AI models, Exactera helps tax professionals be more efficient, mitigate risk, and streamline compliance through consistent and diligent documentation processes, all with complete accuracy and peace of mind. Headquartered in the United States, Exactera serves hundreds of customers across the globe including some of the world’s best-known brands. Visit https://exactera.com/ to learn more about how we help organizations turn tax data into business intelligence.