Brad Smith

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Brad Smith is the CEO of the software company Intuit, Inc.

Ties to American Legislative Exchange Council

Intuit sits on the Corporate ("Private Enterprise") Board of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), as of July 2011. [1]

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Background

Smith made $13.9 million in 2010. Intuit, Inc. is a software company that was founded in 1983 with Quicken personal finance software and became public in 1993. They also own QuickBooks and TurboTax. In 2007, Intuit bought Digital Insight, an online banking network. The company also works with hospital and other health care systems. There are offices in North America, Asia, Europe, Australia, and other locations. Intuit earned a revenue of $3.5 billion and a net income of $574 million.[2]

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References

  1. Private Enterprise Board, ALEC website, accessed July 7, 2011.
  2. "Intuit Profile", Intuit, Inc. Intuit.com. Accessed July 9, 2011.

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