Christine Martin is the Senior Partner Alliance Manager at Phocas Software, a Business Intelligence solution provider based out of Reno, NV. Prior to Phocas, Christine was a senior Solutions Consultant at Avalara, the leading transaction tax provider, for more than 12 years. She has spent 25-plus years working in the sales and use tax space, starting her career at Marriott headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland. Christine has been a tax manager at a Fortune 1000 paper manufacturer as well as Director of Compliance for the first sales tax compliance outsourcer for telecommunications tax. Christine has been a frequent presenter on sales and use tax topics at Direct Selling Association events as well as several industry events such as TEI, ACT, Telestrategies, and CPA Academy .