Robert Gettemy


Until July 2019, Gettemy served as chief operating officer of TaxAct, a $200mm+ SaaS tax software company. He had direct responsibility for all tax development, customer service, electronic filing, fraud prevention, and government relations activities. Gettemy has also had responsibility for business development and human resources. Prior to joining TaxAct in 2012, he held executive level positions in the telco, marketing research, and consumer software industries where he worked in operations, sales and M&A roles. Gettemy has owned multiple businesses and has taught entrepreneurship at the University of Iowa since 2008. He holds an MBA from Drake University and a BA in economics from the University of Northern Iowa. Gettemy recently served on the board of the Council for Electronic Revenue Communication Advancement (CERCA) and he is past vice-chair of the American Coalition for Taxpayer Rights, an industry group focused on tax policy. Gettemy served as the industry lead on a tax fraud working group comprised of the IRS, state departments of revenue, and the tax filing industry and chaired by the commissioner of the IRS.

Robert Gettemy
MBA, Drake University, 1989
BA, economics, University of Northern Iowa, 1987
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