Anton Donde, Chief Executive Officer
Before starting SpeedTax, Donde founded PayUSA, the payroll processing and tax filing business, which grew into a publicly traded company catering to more than 5,000 small and medium businesses. During his 14-year tenure as president and CEO of PayUSA, he built a high-volume and high-reliability transactional service business—while also managing the purchase and integration of three other payroll businesses, and sold the business after it was listed on NASDAQ.
Donde subsequently relocated to New Zealand, where he consulted on strategy for mergers, continuing to fund and grow software startups. He spent six years in Wellington, until he was recruited in 2004 by Macquarie Bank’s private equity group in Sydney, Australia. Donde left Macquarie in February 2007 to take an executive post at the investment company of Committed Capital.
With payroll services as his background, Donde recognizes sales tax compliance as an evolving space with parallels to payroll outsourcing decades ago as he drives SpeedTax toward leadership in the marketplace.
View Accounting Technology's March, 2009 profile of Donde.
Morris Karolicki, Chief Information Officer
Founding partner and Chief Information Officer of SpeedTax, Morris Karolicki is responsible for the design, development and evolution of SpeedTax’s SaaS-based sales tax management applications.
Previously, Karolicki was the founder and CEO of Advansys, a technology consulting firm specializing in the development and implementation of corporate technology strategies. In this role he spent over 25 years managing, designing, developing and implementing enterprise-level systems for Fortune 1000 companies in a range of industries including health care, insurance, hospitality, finance and automotive distribution.
With his lineage of business and process analysis, strategic planning and technical project management, Karolicki understands the complexities of creating and implementing critical business processes and applications. That’s why he so enjoys the challenge of developing state-of-the-art systems to automate the, multivariate, frequently inexplicable dimensions sales tax compliance.