robert gettemy




Macbride Hall (MH)

Until July 2019, Rob 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.  He has also had responsibility for business development and human resources.  Prior to joining TaxAct in 2012, Mr. Gettemy held executive level positions in the telco, marketing research and consumer software industries where he worked in operations, sales and M&A roles.  In addition, Mr. Gettemy has owned multiple businesses and has taught entrepreneurship at the University of Iowa since 2008.  Mr. Gettemy holds his MBA from Drake University and a BA in Economics from the University of Northern Iowa.  He 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.  He also 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.


MBA from Drake University, 1989
BA in Economics, University of Northern Iowa, 1987