On February 25, 2019, the Board of Directors of Avalara, Inc. appointed Sanjay Parthasarathy as Chief Product Officer (CPO). Sanjay Parthasarathy, CPO, joined Avalara from Indix, an artificial intelligence-based product information platform, after an acquisition in February 2019. As chief product officer, Parthasarathy is charged with unifying global product management, enhancing the in-product customer experience, and driving the long-term global product roadmap. Before founding Indix, Parthasarathy was a senior executive and leader at Microsoft for nearly 20 years. As corporate vice president, he expanded Microsoft's developer and platform group to more than 1,500 employees worldwide and grew the developer tools business to $1 billion worldwide. Parthasarathy also helped launch the .NET platform, and as regional director of Microsoft South Asia, he was instrumental in Microsoft's early investment and expansion into India.