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About Us

What we do

From Chapter 61, Chapter 3, FATCA, CRS and the OECD’s AEoI, our automated tax compliance solutions will help you achieve timely and accurate regulatory compliance. This includes the collection and validation of IRS Forms W-8, W-9 and Self-Certifications, withholding rate calculations and different types of information and management reporting. In addition to mitigating the risk non-compliance, we can help ease the burden around the complex requirements imposed by the IRS and other global authorities. With our market leading tax compliance software, we have enabled a diverse set of clients across Europe and North America to respond quickly to global and jurisdictional tax regulations.

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From Chapter 61, Chapter 3, FATCA, CRS and the OECD’s AEoI, our automated tax compliance solutions will help you achieve timely and accurate regulatory compliance. This includes the collection and validation of IRS Forms W-8, W-9 and Self-Certifications, withholding rate calculations and different types of information and management reporting.

In addition to mitigating the risk non-compliance, we can help ease the burden around the complex requirements imposed by the IRS and other global authorities. With our market leading tax compliance software, we have enabled a diverse set of clients across Europe and North America to respond quickly to global and jurisdictional tax regulations.

Find out more about us below!

Our History

2005 - 2009
In 2005, David Marley (Founder and Managing Director) designed the first web-enabled application for obtaining and automatically validating Forms W-8 and W-9 in real time. In 2009 David left Deloitte and later that year Deloitte transferred the Identity product to Thomson Reuters. Comply Exchange was incorporated in 2009. David and the team embarked on a journey to redesign, update, and rebrand the application suite. Introducing multitier structure support and integrated tax calculators. 
2010 - 2014
July 2010 Admin and Forms Exchange products officially launched at the EEI conference in New York. Here Comply was first demonstrated on Android mobile devices and using the newly launched Apple ipad. Additionally, the IRS agreed to provide our first two clients with Memorandum of Understandings for the new W-8 E-Forms application. In 2012, Comply Exchange implemented the first forms release to support FATCA, upgrading the electronic submission process, reporting and withholding modules. In 2014 Comply delivered Phase 1 of the Information Exchange platform, a central hub for outreach and sharing documentation across organizations and financial institutions. 
2015 - 2017
In 2015, Comply Exchange partnered with eClerx Services Ltd, a leading knowledge process outsourcing company providing back-office operations. Additional functional added included 1042-S Reporting, Automated Cure Processes, and Intelligent Learning. In 2016, the introduction of a Comply back office administration service was created delivering digitised documentation services, issue management and reporting. 2016 saw the development of the OCR capabilities using the eClerx eXtractor solution. In 2017, Comply Exchange employed their first U.S. based person. The design and development team continued to increase features and functionality delivering our first Subscription Documentation service using the Information Exchange platform. 
2018 - 2019
For 2018. Comply Exchange continued to grow moving into first offices. We also continue to expand our capabilities in reporting whilst embarked on a ground-up review and redesign of the Comply application suite. Comply 2.0 launched. A multi-million $ redesign and upgrade of the Comply suite, including an enhanced E-Form submission processing, 1099 reporting, 1042-S pdf production, extended FATCA & CRS Reporting, and enhanced mobile support. 
2020
Due to Covid-19, Comply accelerated the launch of ComplyPro our new and innovative training and support platform, delivered free to tax professionals made redundant or furloughed. We launched ComplyLite our low cost platform for small to medium businesses and released our most comprehensive and integrated OCR developments to date offering true end-to-end “hands off” paper forms receipt and validation. And on the client front we added our largest FI and public accounting firm to date. An unusual, but busy year! 
2021
2021 saw Comply agree a partnership with both SOVOS and Certa. These exciting new partnerships aim to deliver the first true and most integrated end-to-end solution from onboarding to reporting across the Information Reporting and Withholding landscape. Throughout 2021, Comply has continued to grow and establish itself as a market leader, with true innovation, solid product design and development. We’ve expanded the team, become ISO27001 accredited, and with our tried and trusted platform welcomed several new clients into our family. We’ve also rounded off the year by completing our latest release with the new Forms W-8 (Oct. 2021 Revisions) 
2022
Despite the ongoing global challenges, Comply has managed to grow over the past year. We have many exciting new products waiting to be announced in the coming months! Make sure to sign up to our newsletter and follow us on LinkedIn to not miss out on any new updates throughout 2022. Who knows what 2022 will bring, but with many new updates and innovations to come we look forward to the challenges ahead, delivering the most advance and efficient solutions to our clients. 
2023
Looking ahead, Comply is excited for many more clients, developments and announcements to come. We have many exciting and innovative things planned for this year.
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Meet The Team

David Marley CEO

David Marley - CEO & Managing Director

David has over 30 years’ experience working within the IT and financial sector. As the IT Director & Partner of a large U.K. based Qualified Intermediary he first experienced the intricacies of Chapter 3 regulations in 2003 and in 2005 went on to design a W-8 and W-9 online documentation solution for U.S. Withholding. He joined Deloitte in 2006 taking his IP with him for this newly created product, he left three years later and started his own company, Comply Exchange.

David continues to drive Comply Exchange forward having designed much of the functionality the company provides today. Now that the team has grown, David focuses on the company’s expansion and overall strategy, but still maintains a hands-on role.

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Jessica Metts- Director Of Client Services & Cheif Customer Officer

Jessica has over 10 years of experience in U.S. federal withholding and information reporting requirements. Prior to Comply, she worked in both the Global Information Reporting Practice and R&D Tax Credit Practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), focusing on assisting clients with their information reporting and withholding requirements under both Chapters 3 and 4 of the Internal Revenue Code. She is well versed in meeting client demands and both building and maintaining client relationships. Jessica is a graduate of the University of South Carolina (BS in Accounting) and College of Charleston (MS in Accounting).

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Lauren Pierce - Head Of Tax Operations

Lauren has 15 years of experience in U.S. Information Reporting and Withholding. Prior to joining Comply, she worked in the Global Information Reporting and Withholding Practice at Deloitte, advising a variety of clients, including major financial institutions and multinational corporations, on Chapter 3, Chapter 61, FATCA, and CRS regulations. She also focused on documentation review and remediation, procedure enhancements, and reporting, including FATCA, CRS, 1099, 1042, and FBAR. Lauren is a graduate of Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT (BS in Accounting).

Jessica Kern

Jessica Kern - Tax Operations Manager

Jessica has over 8 years of experience in U.S. Tax Documentation and Withholding. Prior to joining Comply, she worked in both Tax Operations and the Client Coverage Group at Goldman Sachs, focusing on assisting large institutional asset managers with items across the pre- and post-trade space. While in Tax Operations, she assisted clients with documentation review and remediation to ensure Chapter 3 and Chapter 4 requirements of the Internal Revenue Service code were met, understanding the front-to-back impact, and process enrichment.  Jessica is well versed in building and maintaining client relationships while managing their expectations.  Jessica is a graduate of Brigham Young University (BS in Business Management – Finance) in Provo, UT.

Oliver Allen-Wielebnowski – UK Manager & Application Specialist

Oliver Allen-Wielebnowski

UK Manager & Application Specialist

Oliver joined the team in 2018. Holding a BSC (Hons) in Computing and equipped with over a decade of experience in technology-based jobs, Oliver started his journey at Comply by testing and learning the whole suite of Comply applications. This helped him gain an understanding of the product and the subject matter. He contributes across multiple departments within the company, including training, writing new developments, both on and off-site client implementation and configuration, and also helping to recruit and solidify the UK team.

James Brudenell – Software Developer

James Brudenell

Software Developer

James has been a valuable asset to our company since he joined us in November 2022, helping us offer even more capabilities to our current and future clients. As a software developer with extensive experience in a variety of coding languages, he has acquired a wealth of knowledge.

Venkata Dirisala – Mobile App Developer

Venkata Dirisala

Mobile App Developer

Venkata joined our team in November 2022 after working as an app developer at Supper in London. As Venkata joins our team, our mobile solutions will be expanded, making our product even more accessible. He's been developing Flutter applications using scripting languages such as Dart and Core Java for a couple of years. We aim to provide our clients with the very best possible experience as he takes our mForms and Comply Wallet solutions to new heights.

Tye Burroughs - Video Production & Marketing Specialist

Tye Burroughs

Video Production & Marketing Specialist

Tye graduated from Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge School of Art, where he studied film and television production specialising in video editing. With four years of filmmaking experience, he has worked on countless freelance projects, for small businesses & charity organisations. Located in the U.K. offices, he works closely with Evelyn Wright on Comply Pro training and development videos. He also plays a key role in creating promotional videos and content for the Comply Exchange marketing channels.

Antony Herbert – Application Specialist

Antony Herbert

Application Specialist

Antony is based in the U.K. office and is responsible for troubleshooting and testing the Comply Exchange system, as well as managing all web content. To ensure that the clients are always happy and getting the best out of their packages, he must monitor the systems ensuring that they are running smoothly and correctly. Previously, Antony worked as a customer advisor for Lloyds Banking Group.

QA Manager

Rohit Ghag

Testing and Quality Assurance Manager

Rohit has accumulated more than 4 years of experience in the field of Test and Quality Assurance. Before joining Comply, Rohit served as a Quality Assurance Engineer at Motilal Oswal Financial Services, where he concentrated on enhancing the wealth management platform for individuals investing in Mutual Funds. His expertise extends to the validation of forms, and he possesses a genuine enthusiasm for acquiring knowledge related to various testing processes aimed at ensuring a superior user experience. Rohit holds a bachelor's degree in engineering from the University of Mumbai and recently completed his master's degree at the University of Surrey.

Maria Goa

Client Account Support Group Analyst

Maria Goa joined our Client Account Support Group at Comply Exchange in April 2023. She has several years’ experience of managing teams and providing outstanding customer service in the Financial Services Sector. Before joining Comply Exchange, Maria was a Dividends Operations Manager for Link Group, where she was responsible for managing her team to ensure accurate and timely dividend payments to shareholders on behalf of Link Group’s clients. Maria is driven by her passion for customer service and always strives to exceed the expectations of customers and clients. She is committed to making sure that every interaction with Comply Exchange is smooth and positive. She is always ready to listen, understand, and resolve any queries or concerns that our customers and clients may have. She will be working closely with our other team members to ensure that we always deliver the best possible service.

Evelyn Wright – Video Production & Marketing Specialist

Evelyn Wright

Video Production & Marketing Specialist

Evelyn graduated from The University of West London with a BA in Film Production. She previously served as a freelance video editor for social media companies. She has also premiered a piece at the Prince Charles Theatre in Leicester Square in London! At Comply Exchange, she heads up the video production team working on promotional videos, creating engaging tax-related content for Comply Pro. She also works alongside Tye to plan and implement digital marketing strategies across our product suite.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or are interested in hearing how we can help your business, reach out today! A member of the team will be happy to speak with you or arrange a demo for a time that’s convenient.

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Oliver Allen-wielebnowski

Uk Manager & Application Specialist

Oliver joined the team in 2018. Holding a BSC (Hons) in Computing and equipped with over a decade of experience in technology-based jobs, Oliver started his journey at Comply by testing and learning the whole suite of Comply applications. This helped him gain an understanding of the product and the subject matter. He contributes across multiple departments within the company, including training, writing new developments, both on and off-site client implementation and configuration, and also helping to recruit and solidify the UK team.

Antony Herbert

Application Specialist

Antony is based in the U.K. office and is responsible for troubleshooting and testing the Comply Exchange system, as well as managing all web content. To ensure that the clients are always happy and getting the best out of their packages, he must monitor the systems ensuring that they are running smoothly and correctly. Previously, Antony worked as a customer advisor for Lloyds Banking Group.

Rohit Ghag

Testing and Quality Assurance Manager

Rohit has accumulated more than 4 years of experience in the field of Test and Quality Assurance. Before joining Comply, Rohit served as a Quality Assurance Engineer at Motilal Oswal Financial Services, where he concentrated on enhancing the wealth management platform for individuals investing in Mutual Funds. His expertise extends to the validation of forms, and he possesses a genuine enthusiasm for acquiring knowledge related to various testing processes aimed at ensuring a superior user experience. Rohit holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Mumbai and recently completed his master’s degree at the University of Surrey.

Venkata Dirisala

Mobile App Developer

Venkata joined our team in November 2022 after working as an app developer at Supper in London. As Venkata joins our team, our mobile solutions will be expanded, making our product even more accessible. He’s been developing Flutter applications using scripting languages such as Dart and Core Java for a couple of years. We aim to provide our clients with the very best possible experience as he takes our mForms and Comply Wallet solutions to new heights.

James Brudenell

Software Developer

James has been a valuable asset to our company since he joined us in November 2022, helping us offer even more capabilities to our current and future clients. As a software developer with extensive experience in a variety of coding languages, he has acquired a wealth of knowledge.

Maria Goa

Client Account Support Group Analyst

Maria Goa joined our Client Account Support Group at Comply Exchange in April 2023. She has several years’ experience of managing teams and providing outstanding customer service in the Financial Services Sector. Before joining Comply Exchange, Maria was a Dividends Operations Manager for Link Group, where she was responsible for managing her team to ensure accurate and timely dividend payments to shareholders on behalf of Link Group’s clients. Maria is driven by her passion for customer service and always strives to exceed the expectations of customers and clients. She is committed to making sure that every interaction with Comply Exchange is smooth and positive. She is always ready to listen, understand, and resolve any queries or concerns that our customers and clients may have. She will be working closely with our other team members to ensure that we always deliver the best possible service.

Evelyn Wright

Video Production & Marketing Specialist

Evelyn graduated from The University of West London with a BA in Film Production. She previously served as a freelance video editor for social media companies. She has also premiered a piece at the Prince Charles Theatre in Leicester Square in London! At Comply Exchange, she heads up the video production team working on promotional videos, creating engaging tax-related content for Comply Pro. She also works alongside Tye to plan and implement digital marketing strategies across our product suite.

Tye Burroughs

Video Production & Marketing Specialist

Tye graduated from Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge School of Art, where he studied film and television production specialising in video editing. With four years of filmmaking experience, he has worked on countless freelance projects, for small businesses & charity organisations. Located in the U.K. offices, he works closely with Evelyn Wright on Comply Pro training and development videos. He also plays a key role in creating promotional videos and content for the Comply Exchange marketing channels.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or are interested in hearing how we can help your business, reach out today! A member of the team will be happy to speak with you or arrange a demo for a time that’s convenient.

Comply Admin