At Intuit, we’re single-mindedly committed to delighting our customers and empowering them to prosper in today’s complex, highly competitive marketplace. Our ability to delight and empower customers stems from the extensibility of our robust financial technology platform and the expertise of the people who make up the Intuit team. We’ve built a platform that can integrate with any third-party application, broadening capabilities that enable our customers to get their work done easily, efficiently, and effectively. Today, we have the pleasure of introducing the developer community to one of the newest members of our leadership team, Dave Talach.
He spent almost seven years at Square, four of those as GM, Head of Financial Services. Dave supported all aspects of Square’s Money Movement, including Square Banking, Global Risk, Square Hardware, Payment Platform, Products, and Partnerships. He also led a 1,300-person team across Engineering, Data Science, Operations, Product Marketing, Product Management, Design, and Creative. Prior to Square, Dave held similar positions with Capital One and PayPal. At VeriFone, he spent nine years designing their payment devices.
Q: You’ve had an impressive career in the technology industry. What sparked your interest in helping small businesses and the accounting community?
Small business has been a primary thread throughout my career. It harkens back to my childhood when I saw my mom running a franchise and noticed how complex and time-consuming that was. This was in an era where everything was done with pen and paper, including bookkeeping and payroll. Fast forward 35 years and despite small businesses moving far beyond pen-and-paper accounting, there’s still a huge opportunity.
Q: Your new role at Intuit puts you in a great position to help customers automate and simplify the running of their businesses. What are your specific responsibilities and what are your priorities for your first year?
In this role, I’m responsible for evolving a collection of separate products and experiences into a “better together” ecosystem that delivers consistent and delightful experiences. I oversee the QuickBooks Money, Platform, and Design teams—all core to the QuickBooks customer experience—to accelerate innovation and speed-to-benefit for our customers.
This year, I’m prioritizing building a true ecosystem. This entails fusing multiple products and experiences into a cohesive, open ecosystem that spans all capabilities (e.g., books, tax, capital) and empowering third-party developers to integrate applications with QuickBooks to meet customers where they are with tailored solutions.
Q: You touched on the fact that QuickBooks is an open ecosystem. What is your perspective on the importance of third-party applications for QuickBooks customers and the accounting community?
Third-party apps that integrate with QuickBooks aren’t just about offering a number of unique products, they contribute to building a highly extensible platform that can grow with our customers. In doing so, Intuit has the potential to become a durable ecosystem for companies. This enables us to offer a robust platform with a toolbox of capabilities that developers can mix and match to build solutions that help small businesses meet very specific needs.
Q: As our developer community members design unique, innovative third-party applications that work seamlessly with QuickBooks, do you have any advice for them?
Q: It is a win-win situation and an exciting one. What excites you most about the future at Intuit?
Running a business is hard, and when I ask customers what tools they use, I frequently hear about a tapestry of bespoke tools. One thing that is always common is that one of those tools is QuickBooks. I get excited that we have a great shared platform for our developers and our customers that enables customers to run the most emotionally charged aspect of their business: their books. From that position of trust, we have the opportunity to extend into adjacent jobs that should be programmatically connected.
A “Better Together” Ecosystem
We can’t thank Dave enough for taking the time to share his background and his vision for the Intuit community. His experience and excitement will take the QuickBooks platform to the next level. Together, we’ll continue to create an even better open ecosystem to help both Intuit developers and customers succeed.
Welcome to the Intuit team, Dave!
Dave Talach is Senior Vice President of the Money and E2E Experiences Team for the QuickBooks Small Business & Self-Employed Group at Intuit. In this role, he’s responsible for evolving a collection of separate products and experiences into a “better together” ecosystem that delivers consistent and delightful experiences. Dave oversees the QuickBooks Money, Platform, and Design teams—all core to the QuickBooks customer experience—to accelerate innovation and speed-to-benefit for our customers. Previously, Dave led Global Financial Services at Square, a full-stack organization spanning all craft disciplines across Banking, Payments, Hardware, and Risk.