HubSync – Our Story

HubSync is comprised of a group of veteran tax professionals who recognized the need to modernize accounting technology and bring consumer level innovation to the CPA profession. Frustrated by the fragmented and limited mix of industry tools, they set out to re-imagine the experience from the “outside in” for the best Client Experience possible, and the “inside-out” to dramatically improve CPA productivity and job satisfaction. They wanted to bring all of the core elements of the tax preparation process together and do it in a way that would benefit both the CPA and the client. The optimal path was to develop a digitally-enabled all-in-one solution that  would give CPAs back the time to focus on what they do best: Advise Clients.

This led to the creation of HubSync. The SAAS platform unifies and automates the entire tax preparation process and serves as an integration powerhouse to instantly and securely access and manage work across engagements from anywhere, promoting visibility, simplifying collaboration, reducing risk and delivering a vastly improved digital experience for clients.

HubSync – Our Team

John McGowan – Founder & CEO

HubSync is John’s brainchild. Following 20+ years serving in leadership positions driving technology innovation and investment at Deloitte and KPMG, John launched a tax technology consultancy aimed at developing next-generation solutions for modernizing standard tax preparation processes that were cumbersome, outdated and inefficient. Frustrated with the state of tax software that only created more complexity, John launched HubSync with the goal of fundamentally changing how tax professionals work and how clients interact with CPA firms.

Prior to HubSync, John was the Partner-in-Charge of Tax Technology at Deloitte developing sophisticated Tax applications and platforms used by Deloitte Tax professionals and Clients. He managed a team of Deloitte technologists using the latest software engineering techniques and architectures to deliver business value and drive digital transformation.

At KPMG, John was the Global Chief Information Officer, where he managed a large technology division that included Tax Professionals, Product Owners, Business Analysts, Project Managers and Scrum Masters, Development teams, Architects, and Quality Assurance department along with over 300+ vendor resources. He was responsible for overall technology strategy, innovation, process standardization, and investment process, including bringing new technology offerings to the market.

John has a BSBA and Masters of Accounting from the University of North Carolina.

Paul Madarasz – COO/CRO

Paul brings 30+ years of Software, Technology and Operational experience to HubSync. He is a Global Delivery expert with a passion for building and transforming businesses. He has held C-Level roles in some of the largest companies in the Global 100, including President at AIG Technologies where he was responsible for IT support & Operations and Global Delivery for AIG’s 400+ operating units with 100,000+ Employees in 130+ countries; and COO of Siemens Business Services when it was one of the largest IT Services Firms in the US. Paul’s focus on innovation also led him to Leadership positions at two Product Engineering software firms – specializing in developing software for software companies, where he worked with some of fastest growing software firms in the industry. 

While serving as GM of North America for UST Global, Paul had the good fortune to collaborate with John McGowan, when he was Global CIO at KPMG. In a span of 6+ years together they built a best-in-class Global Development center for KPMG with 150+ team members. As an expert at scaling and operating technology-related businesses, Paul jumped at the chance to work with John in creating HubSync, believing his vision for an all-in-one digital, customer-centric platform could truly bring transformation to Professional services industries, with Tax and Accounting presenting a compelling opportunity.

Paul is a graduate of Boston College with a BA in Marketing.

Amanda Popolare – Senior Director

Amanda brings over 20 years of tax and tax technology experience to HubSync. She was previously a Director in the tax practice at Andersen Tax, Deloitte and Arthur Andersen, where she served clients in the manufacturing, retail, technology and entertainment industries. It was while she was serving as the Technology and Process Director at Andersen, when she first met John McGowan and they collaborated extensively during his consultation with the firm.

Amanda later became a consultant to Andersen and built out Andersen’s Corporate and State and Local Workpaper programs. She has served clients spanning many areas of US taxation, including corporate taxation, state & local tax, R&D Credits and ASC 740. Amanda has extensive experience in managing multidisciplinary engagement teams in corporate and pass-through income tax compliance, including both federal and state returns.

Amanda serves as a Product Manager at HubSync, helping to define requirements and build out new capabilities in the platform. She works extensively with clients on process automation and the development and deployment of the HubSync Platform.

Amanda graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a BA in Business Economics, with a concentration in Accounting.

Victor Soskin – Senior Director of Engineering

Victor brings 24 years of Architecture/Full Stack Software Development experience to HubSync – with vast credentials in Enterprise design, development, and implementation of complex, large-scale, high-availability software systems. Based in California, he is a graduate of Belarusian State University where he also earned his Masters in Computer Science. He is formerly with Exadel where he held numerous roles – including Head of Product Development as well as progressing through the spectrum of technical roles as developer and architect. His passion is delivering high impact, high availability, leading edge systems and has done so for the who’s who of corporate America – including driving transformation of major tax platforms for Deloitte.

Christian Mayer – Technical Director

Christian is a 20+ year industry veteran with broad based technology experience. He embodies HubSync’s “design thinking” focus having spent the early part of his career in Design and Web Development in the marketing and digital agency world, leveraging technology to transform client facing experiences for the Consumer Marketplace.  

Prior to joining HubSync, Christian was with Celerity, LLC as VP of Application Engineering and Data Architecture.  In a dynamic environment he built teams to deliver digital transformation, application modernization, data integration and API development across the healthcare, financial, chemical and manufacturing verticals. 

As Technical Director at HubSync, Christian works directly with clients to oversee implementations and critical initiatives involving Client Experience, platform integration, and the overall adoption of the HubSync platform.

Christian has a degree in Multi-Media Technology and Design from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and certifications in business development and leadership from Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management. 

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