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Wave Getting New CEO

Wave Financial, which markets small business accounting software, is changing CEOs effective July 1. CEO and cofounder, Kirk Simpson, is stepping down after 15 years in the position.Khoja Zahir

Simpson is being replaced by Zahir Koja, with Simpson remaining through September as an Advisor. According to the announcement, Wave recently surpassed $100 million Canadian annual revenue—about $77.2 million.

The company is owned by H&R Block and Khoja will report to Block CEO Jeff Jones as a member of the company’s senior leadership team.

Khoja was most recently general manager for North America for Afterpay since  April 2021. Before that, he was with MasterCard for eight years 10 months, the last two years as EVP of global merchant solution and partnerships

Bob Scott
Bob Scott has provided information to the tax and accounting community since 1991, first as technology editor of Accounting Today, and from 1997 through 2009 as editor of its sister publication, Accounting Technology. He is known throughout the industry for his depth of knowledge and for his high journalistic standards.  Scott has made frequent appearances as a speaker, moderator and panelist and events serving tax and accounting professionals. He  has a strong background in computer journalism as an editor with two former trade publications, Computer+Software News and MIS Week and spent several years with weekly and daily newspapers in Morris County New Jersey prior to that.  A graduate of Indiana University with a degree in journalism, Bob is a native of Madison, Ind
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