Meet our Experts

All of our experts have a wealth of expertise and experience. Here are the credentials of some of them...

Software expertise

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Natasha Kobrak

Natasha is Product Owner for Cloud Applications and is responsible for seeing through the development of the cloud product portfolio in Wolters Kluwer’s UK Tax and Accounting software division. Natasha came to Wolters Kluwer from Xchanging where she was Product Director in their procurement division. She has spent the last 13 years working in cloud product management and her experience spans product development, product marketing, launch management and product strategy for a range of online enterprise solutions.

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Wendy Rowe

Wendy is Head of Product Management for Wolters Kluwer’s UK tax and accounting software division and is responsible for setting and delivering the CCH-branded software product strategy. She has more than 25 years of experience in tax and accountancy. Wendy joined Ernst & Young in trust accounting and moved progressively to a portfolio of high net worth clients, processing personal, partnership, trust tax as well as capital gains tax. She holds an MBA from Henley

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Phil Thornton

As Senior Product Manager, Phil is responsible for bringing our Digitalisation strategy to market, ensuring our solutions are based on the needs of our customers and all of their clients. Phil has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the accountancy sector and having previously worked in-house as an accountant before moving into the world of commercial and product management. Phil believes that Digitalisation, while a major change to the industry, brings with it many opportunities for our advisors. Phil’s purview is to understand what those opportunities look like, deliver solutions to support this and work with our advisors to bring this to life within their practice and with their clients.

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Kevin Renshaw

Kevin is Chief Technology Officer at Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting software division.  He has 20 years’ experience in the IT industry, working with global businesses to define technology strategy and delivering enterprise products and services across the private and public sector. Kevin joined Wolters Kluwer from Capita where he was responsible for the development of all new cloud products and services within the IT Enterprise Services business.

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Paul Brace

Paul is Head of Business Development at Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting software division. Before joining Wolters Kluwer, Paul was a general partner in practice for 15 years, leaving practice in 1993 to concentrate on developing a suite of software for accountants in practice. Paul has been with Wolters Kluwer since the acquisition of his company, PROacc Systems, in 2002. Paul's specific area of expertise is audit and accounting.

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Dean Shepherd

Dean is Senior Product Manager for Compliance in Wolters Kluwer’s UK Tax and Accounting software division. He has over 20 years of experience as a practising accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser and is responsible for ensuring our compliance products continue to meet our customer's changing needs. Dean joined Wolters Kluwer after selling his own practice that he built from the ground up over a period of 10 years.

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Evan Jones

Evan is a Senior Product Manager focusing on our non-compliance product range which includes Practice Management, Document Management, Reporting and Workflow covering both existing on-premise and our future cloud products.  Evan originally was an auditor before specialising in corporate IT systems for accountancy practices for over 10 years.  He contracted to our professional services team for a number of years providing consultancy on Wolters Kluwer's non-compliance, accounts, tax and online products.