Former CCH president and CEO Mike Sabbatis has been elected to Doc.It’s board of directors.

Doc.It makes the Doc.It Suite, a set of document management software products for accounting firm. The Canadian company is based in Markham, Ontario, and has its U.S. offices in Las Vegas.

Sabbatis stepped down from heading Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting’s CCH unit in the Chicago area last year and recently joined the board of another software company that focuses on accounting firms, workflow automation developer XCM Solutions, which is based in Massachusetts (see Former CCH Head Sabbatis Joins XCM Board).

“Today the accounting profession is looking for better tools around managing the documents and integrating with all the solutions that help them deliver services to their clients, Doc.It has both the product maturity and agnostic approach to integration that makes their suite of solutions appealing to firms of all sizes,” Sabbatis said in a statement. “With strong financial backing and experienced executive leadership I am excited to be voted to the board and working on our strategy and governance in meeting the demands of firms as we expand in North America.”

Prior to being elected to Doc.It’s board of directors, Sabbatis served as president and CEO at CCH Tax and Accounting North America – Wolters Kluwer Tax and Accounting, where he led the U.S. business in serving as a strategic partner to professionals, delivering leading integrated online workflow solutions. Sabbatis has spent 27 years in the software, technology and information industries and will provide strategic advice to Doc.It to meet its needs as a growing company with a suite of document management products for accounting firms.

“I am excited that Mike has joined our board,” Doc.It president and CEO Brock Philp said in a statement. “His deep knowledge of the accounting industry and his solid background as a senior executive will be of great help to Doc.It. Mike will provide high-level governance and strategic input as we continue to execute our strategic plan.”

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