WAYNE, Pa. (July 20, 2021) Following a comprehensive two-year succession planning process, corporate tax services firm Global Tax Management has named David Sekula as the third CEO in the company’s history. He will formally step into the role on January 1, 2022.
Dave joined GTM in 2006 and co-founded the firm’s tax automation services (TAS) practice, which remains a thriving segment of its business today. He went on to lead
the expansion of GTM’s regional metro markets including Philadelphia, New York, Washington, DC, and Pittsburgh.
Dave has been a significant contributor to the acquisition of co-sourced tax engagements with some of the largest Fortune 500 multinational companies in life sciences, manufacturing, utilities, chemicals, and retail. Most recently, he has served as Chief Revenue Officer for the firm.
“I’m honored to accept the role of CEO and continue GTM’s tradition of servant leadership,” said Dave Sekula. “GTM has developed a culture of client service, entrepreneurship, and community. Our story is just beginning. As one of the largest tax-only firms in the country, we have a bright future and a talented team to ensure success.”
Prior to joining GTM, Dave held leadership roles in both tax and accounting for Smiths Group North America and GlaxoSmithKline. His extensive knowledge of multi-billion-dollar global companies covers a wide spectrum of tax and finance functions including federal, state, and international corporate income tax.
Dave Sekula succeeds Dave Laurinaitis, who has served in the role since 2015. Dave Laurinaitis will continue to serve as strategic advisor to Dave Sekula and GTM’s leadership team until he retires at the end of 2022.
Dave Laurinaitis, who will maintain his seat on GTM’s Board of Directors, commented, “Dave Sekula has been a driver of growth and a culture champion of the firm throughout his long tenue at GTM. His nomination received unanimous support from both our board and management. Dave’s passion for our business model and his proven track record of success give me great confidence in his ability to accelerate GTM into its next chapter.”