Ian is bothered by the number of accounting professionals that continue to do what they have always done and not make the appropriate changes with the times. Technology cycles are changing so rapidly, client expectations have shifted, but accountants/practices haven’t shifted accordingly. Ian’s presentation weaves the story of the changing times to a practice of the future.
Ian is co-founder and vice president of product marketing of Karbon. He has almost 20 years experience in the high tech and accounting industry with expertise in the design, development, and marketing of software solutions. Prior to Karbon, Ian was a key leader of Xero in the US (Vice President of Marketing & Product) and spent almost 10 years at Intuit (where he led the QuickBooks ProAdvisor Program and was the Offering Leader of Intuit's Mac Financial Software). He has led marketing, product management, and engineering teams in Fortune 500 companies and early stage startups. Ian received both a Master of Business Administration (Kellogg School of Management) and a Master of Engineering Management from Northwestern University.