PARSIPPANY, N.J., June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. ("Jackson Hewitt"), the nation's second largest tax preparation firm, today announced that it has named S. Matt Botha to the newly created position of senior vice president, financial products and services. In this position, Mr. Botha will lead the development, implementation and maintenance of competitively effective financial products, services and strategic relationships with third party providers to meet the needs and demands of Jackson Hewitt's client base.
"We are very pleased to have Matt join our senior management team in this important new role," said Philip H. Sanford, president and chief executive officer of Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. "Matt brings solid experience in the area of financial products, along with a strong record of demonstrated leadership, external partner relations and a proven results-orientation to this position."
Mr. Botha joins Jackson Hewitt following his most recent position at HSBC's card and retail services business where he was the general manager of co-branded, affinity and HSBC branded credit card portfolios. Prior to joining HSBC, Mr. Botha held senior management roles in strategic planning and consumer partnerships with American Express. Mr. Botha's background also includes extensive strategy consulting experience with Bain & Company, predominantly focused on retail financial services and growth strategy. He began his career with Paradigm Systems Technology in South Africa.
Mr. Botha holds a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering from the University of Pretoria, a Bachelor of Commerce degree in accounting and economics from the University of South Africa and an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business, which he attended as a Fulbright Scholar.
About Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc.
Based in Parsippany, NJ, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. is an industry-leading provider of full service individual federal and state income tax preparation, with nearly 6,500 franchised and company-owned locations throughout the United States, including 2,800 located in Walmart stores nationwide, in the 2012 tax season. Jackson Hewitt Tax Service® also offers an online tax preparation product at www.jacksonhewittonline.com. For more information, or to locate your neighborhood Jackson Hewitt® office, visit www.jacksonhewitt.com or call 1-800-234-1040. Jackson Hewitt can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.
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