CCH Names High Vice President of Specialty Markets, Gruchot as Vice President of Advance Technology

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., October 23, 2008) – CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business announced today that two industry leaders have been named to Vice President positions, reporting to CCH President Mike Sabbatis as members of the executive team. Samuel High has been named Vice President, Specialty Market Product Development and Scott Gruchot has joined CCH as Vice President of Advance Technology. CCH is a leading provider of tax, accounting and audit information, software and services (

Sam High will play an integral role in advancing software development and integration of CCH’s accounting and specialty products to meet the evolving needs of professionals in the Corporate and Accounting markets.

“With extensive experience in delivering innovative technology and software solutions, Sam will help ensure that CCH continues to deliver award-winning solutions focused on the specific needs of professionals to drive greater productivity and profitability. I am very pleased to welcome Sam to CCH as a member of our talented senior team,” said Sabbatis.

“I’m very excited to join such a customer-focused organization, committed to serving professionals as a strategic partner,” said High. “I look forward to this opportunity to further advance CCH as a market leader by creating and delivering best-of-breed solutions that are core to our customers’ success.”

With over 20 years of experience in the Information Technology field leading large global IT organizations in providing business and technology solutions, High possesses a long-time track record in executing global strategies within Fortune 500 companies, including Fiserv Output Solutions and General Electric. As Vice President of Product Development & Technology at Fiserv, he was responsible for software product and platform strategy, delivery of key customer programs and successful organizational transformations. He also is a Six Sigma Certified Green Belt.

High holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Eastern Michigan University.

As Vice President of Advance Technology, Scott Gruchot will help drive CCH’s continued leadership at the forefront of market and technological developments to ensure customer needs are met with innovation and speed. He will also play an important role in driving performance and business improvement processes, executing on acquisition strategies and driving new technologies.

“I am very pleased to have someone with Scott’s technology vision and business insight to help drive CCH in identifying new opportunities to best meet the evolving needs of tax, accounting and audit professionals,” said Sabbatis.

Gruchot has over two decades of experience in strategic development, technology, business operations, product management and consulting. He brings to CCH a proven ability to analyze critical business requirements, identify new opportunities and deliver innovative solutions. He joins CCH following a successful track record at SunGard, where held key leadership roles including Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Product Management and Operations.

“I am thrilled to be joining CCH at such an exciting time for both the profession and the company. I look forward to being part of CCH’s continuing success as a market leader, serving professionals as a strategic partner,” said Gruchot.

Gruchot holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Dartmouth College.

About CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business

CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business ( is a leading provider of tax, accounting and audit information, software and services. It has served tax, accounting and business professionals since 1913. Among its market-leading products are The ProSystem fx® Office, CorpSystem®, CCH® Tax Research NetWork™, Accounting Research Manager® and the U.S. Master Tax Guide®. CCH is based in Riverwoods, Ill.

Wolters Kluwer is a leading global information services and publishing company. The company provides products and services globally for professionals in the health, tax, accounting, corporate, financial services, legal and regulatory sectors. Wolters Kluwer has annual revenues (2007) of €3.4 billion ($4.8 billion), maintains operations in over 33 countries across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific and employs approximately 19,500 people worldwide. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. For more information, visit

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