Copanion names Julie Pierce vice president of engineering

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Copanion, Inc., a provider of paperless tax workflow technology, recently announced that Julie V. Pierce has joined the company as vice president of engineering reporting to CEO Ed Jennings. Pierce is a seasoned executive with more than 20 years of experience developing large-scale financial software systems. She is responsible for overseeing continued development of Copanion's solution suite and SaaS infrastructure.

"Julie brings a tremendous amount of expertise to Copanion. Within the start-up environment, she has lead multi-disciplined teams in the development of advanced commercial enterprise and internet software applications - solutions that have been implemented within several Fortune 100 companies. She has a proven track record of growing and maturing new technologies into large-scale, security-compliant systems," said Jennings. "Copanion is a major player in the accounting profession and requires seasoned leaders like Julie to continue to drive our technology to new heights."

Prior to Copanion, Pierce served as vice president of product development for Bottomline Technologies, a mid-sized public company that provides payment, invoice, and document automation solutions to corporations and financial institutions. She has also held executive and management level positions with other leading vendors including Polariod Corporation, eVelocity, and Data Clearinghouse.

With a background in development of financial services applications of massive scale, Pierce also brings extensive experience in the areas of SAS 70 Type II certified solutions, data security, SaaS development, client Q&A for product improvement, and program management.

Pierce earned a BS in electrical engineering and an MS in computer engineering.

About Copanion:

Copanion is the leader in paperless tax workflow technology - providing a comprehensive and integrated family of Web-based products that automate client tax document retrieval, organization, data entry, and review. The GruntWorx family of products has been in use for multiple tax seasons by thousands of accounting professionals - from sole practitioners to those working in large regional firms and the Big 4. GruntWorx is the product of choice for tax professionals - with more than 4 million processed tax forms this past tax season. To date, Copanion products have earned multiple accolades, including back-to-back Technology Innovation Awards (2008 & 2009) and a Readers' Choice Award from The CPA Technology Advisor, Accounting Today's Top 100 Ones to Watch, and a K2 Annual Quality Award. For more information about Copanion, visit The Copanion and GruntWorx names and logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Copanion in the United States and in other countries. All other companies and products referenced herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.