Quincy, Mass. – April 27, 2017 – XCM Solutions, LLC, the leading provider of cloud-based productivity enablement solutions for the accounting profession, today announced the appointment of Ray Barlow as the company’s Senior Vice President of Client Accounting and Tax Outsourcing Services. Having worked in the industry for more than 23 years, Barlow brings a deep and broad base of both technical and sales leadership expertise, as well as an understanding of the challenges and opportunities for accounting professionals.
Most recently, Ray was VP of Accountant Solutions, North America at Sage, where he focused on the growth of cloud accounting applications for small to medium businesses. In his new role at XCM, Barlow will be responsible for the Client Accounting Services and Tax Outsourcing business as the company broadens its market position in North America.
“We’re elated to have a professional of Ray’s caliber join our leadership team, as we’re confident that he will bring a strong expertise and knowledge in growing our services” said XCM Chief Operating Officer Mike Sabbatis. “He has a strong background across an array of accounting and corporate product lines, including client accounting services, tax software, and workflow solutions designed for both public and corporate accounting professionals. His experience and expertise bring a rich level of understanding to XCM that will be critical as we grow our client accounting services business.”
Prior to his work with Sage, Ray led strategic sales for the QBO product line at Intuit, where he helped drive the launch and expansion of the QuickBooks Online platform that many firms and small businesses use today. Barlow was also the VP of Sales at CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business for many years, and VP of Sales at RIA/Thomson, where he led teams selling software and research.
“I am thrilled and energized to be here,” said Barlow. “XCM has pioneered new innovations that have had a profound impact on the profession over the last 15 years, and is now poised to realize strong demand for the solutions they have created. I’m honored to be a part of the team, and look forward to my role in helping to transform the way the profession works.”
Barlow holds a bachelor of science in Business Administration from the University of Rhode Island.