Teresa Mackintosh has been named president and CEO of CCH Tax & Accounting U.S., effective immediately, by parent company Wolters Kluwer.

Mackintosh was most recently president of CCH U.S. Software, where she launched a series of successful mobile, cloud and software offerings, including the cloud-based CCH Axcess for tax preparation, compliance and firm management. She was formerly an executive at rival Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting for over a decade and joined CCH last year (see Mackintosh Joins CCH as EVP and GM of Tax).

Mackintosh succeeds CCH president and CEO Karen Abramson, who joined CCH in 2012, succeeding Mike Sabbatis. Abramson was named CEO of the Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting division earlier this year, succeeding Kevin Robert, who retired last month (see Wolters Kluwer Appoints Abramson as CEO for Tax & Accounting Unit). Mackintosh will now report to Abramson, and lead operations for the U.S. CCH business serving the professional and corporate markets.

“Teresa is a visionary leader with deep insight into the profession, a passion for innovation and a complete commitment to execution excellence,” Abramson said in a statement. “She has exactly the right experience, insight and expertise to lead CCH at this exciting time as we continue to pioneer new ways to help our customers grow, manage and protect their businesses.”

Mackintosh, a CPA, has been recognized consistently as a key influencer in the profession. She has been listed among the profession’s Top 40 under 40 and Most Powerful Women in Public Accounting by CPA Practice Advisor, and Top 100 Most Influential People in accounting by Accounting Today.

“I am thrilled to be leading CCH at such a transformative time in the tax and accounting profession,” said Mackintosh. “One of the most powerful forces today is technology, as professionals look to increase productivity, add higher value services and connect with clients anytime, anywhere through cloud and mobile solutions. CCH is leading the way in the market in customer-focused investment and innovation, and I’m eager to partner with customers to find new ways to support their success.”

She joined CCH in 2012 as executive vice president and general manager of tax, where she was responsible for CCH’s largest business line, leading tax product development, tax technology, product management, sales and tax operations. Mackintosh joined Wolters Kluwer from Thomson Reuters, where she held leadership roles including general manager/senior vice president of indirect, property & trust, and general manager/senior vice president of Americas professional. Mackintosh earned both a bachelor’s degree and M.B.A. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Separately, David Bergstein has left CCH and is now doing consulting work for Intuit. He has been with CCH since 2004 and most recently served as director of strategic relationships where he was responsible for developing relationships with CPA firms and societies.

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