CCH has appointed Joe Bergera as the executive vice president and general manager of its new Tax business unit, effective immediately.

Bergera will report to CCH president and CEO Mike Sabbatis. The position is a newly created one. CCH is a Wolters Kluwer business.

The new Tax business unit, to be led by Bergera, is the largest of CCH’s business units and is dedicated to serving the tax needs of professionals, with innovative and best-in-process solutions to increase accuracy and productivity. The new unit aligns all of CCH tax resources in a single customer-focused group, including product development, product management, content, sales & marketing, and operations & support.

“Joe’s long-time industry experience and leadership will enable him to take our Tax organization to the next level, developing an even deeper understanding of customers and delivering superior solutions to meet their needs in a fast changing and complex world,” Sabbatis said in a statement.

Most recently, Bergera served as executive vice president and global general manager for Sage CRM Solutions at Sage Software. While there, he expanded the geographic distribution of Sage’s CRM products across Europe, Asia and Latin America, by developing and executing a product internationalization and localization strategy. He also helped shape and implement Sage's online connected services and on-demand solutions strategies. Previously, he held the positions of senior vice president, general manager for Sage ACT! & Sage SalesLogix and senior vice president and general manager of Sage ACT!. He has significant prior experience as a leader in global software and technology, including Software-as-a-Service or cloud computing.

“CCH, the world leader in tax software solutions, is investing at record levels and has a clear vision and strategy for taking professionals to new levels of success with cloud computing and other new innovative technology. It’s an honor to be part of the team that is leading the industry in serving professionals best,” Bergera said in a statement.

The new CCH Tax unit is one of five dedicated customer-focused business units in CCH. The other units include Accounting, Audit & Workflow, led by vice president and general manager Sam High; Corporate, led by vice president and general manager Scott Gruchot; Cross Market Solutions, led by vice president Sue Nolan; and CCH Canadian, led by president Doug Finley.

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