The Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax credit platform has added a new board member and three new executives to its c-suite.
Laurie Schultz joins Boast’s board of directors. She was most recently the CEO of Galvanize, a SaaS Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) software company that was acquired for USD $1 billion by Diligent Corporation.
“R&D is the engine of the modern economy, and innovative companies should be able to access the tax credits they’re entitled to without the red tape and delay,” said Schultz. “I love what the founders Alex Popa and Lloyed Lobo have done to streamline and productize the process, combined with a unique recurring business model, exceptional team and enviable culture all while keeping community give-back at the heart of the company.”
As part of the company’s continued investment in product development, Boast.ai has named Tara Janke as Chief Technology Officer to lead all aspects of product development, technology, data, security, and user experience. Janke comes with more than 25 years of product management and engineering experience in leading high-performing teams and growing global software companies in multiple sectors, including seven years at sales tax software company Avalara.
Chris Cottle joins as Chief Marketing Officer with more than 25 years experience in brand category design, digital marketing and brand acceleration for technology companies spanning both B2B and B2C sectors. His experience spans four acquisitions including Exabyte and MaritzCX, as well as playing a pivotal role leading marketing at Caldera through its successful IPO.
Tim Fisher joins as Chief Financial Officer, having successfully grown and managed finance and analytics functions for multiple venture-backed startups. Fisher was most recently at Lumere, which was acquired by GHX in January 2020.
“It gives me great pride and honor to welcome Laurie Schutlz, Tara Janke, Chris Cottle, and Tim Fisher to the Boast.ai family to help with our next chapter of growth,” said Popa, CEO and Co-founder, Boast.ai. “I’m excited to work with them as we execute on our mission to create a world where every innovator has access to the capital and resources they need to become successful.”
Following its recent $30 million in Series A funding from Radian Capital combined with a $125 million credit facility from Brevet Capital, Boast.ai has expanded its team by fifty new people in the last four months with plans to continue aggressive growth before the end of the year.