Avenu Adds Two Government Executives to Advisory Board

New Members Will Contribute their Expertise in Economic Development and Sales & Use Tax

Avenu Insights & Analytics (Avenu) welcomes two new members to its Advisory Board: Dr. Angelov Farooq and Jeff McGuire. Their expertise will guide the company as it provides government clients with insight into expanding their tax base and driving economic development.

Known for his work in revitalizing neighborhoods, Dr. Farooq is often sought as a speaker on the economic development impact of policies from all levels of government. He serves on the tax-focused council of economic advisors through an appointment by the state controller, and has been part of the California Workforce Development Board since 2013 through an appointment by the governor.

Jeff McGuire joins the board following a 35-year career with tax administration programs in California. He held multiple roles including field auditor, administrator of compliance and technology, tax policy chief and he was director of the sales and use tax program. Among his highlights is the innovative program to combat sales tax fraud by retailers and vendors using sales suppression software.

“We know that our clients want to attract the right types of businesses to their communities, and they want to continue to identify, forecast and manage their revenue,” says CEO Paul Colangelo. “With Angelov and Jeff as advisors we add to our capabilities in applying industry leading solutions.”