Drew Adams

Vice President Chief Tax Officer

PerkinElmer, Inc
Waltham, Massachusetts, USA

Corporation - Publicly-Held

Professional Summary

Chief Tax Officer with relevant tax experience in every major role in tax function due to working in fast, growing companies in both the high technology and life sciences industries. Strong legal and accounting background with law degree, Master in Laws in Taxation and Master of Science in Finance, including studying overseas in both the UK and Spain.

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  • English

Industry Experience

    • Medical Equipment
    • Medical Devices, Supplies
    • High Technology Manufacturing
    • Public Accounting Firm


  • Golf
  • Boating
  • skiing


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PerkinElmer, Inc
Waltham, Massachusetts, USA 02451
Vice President Chief Tax Officer
Corporation - Publicly-Held
2009 - 2019
Responsible for worldwide tax function of company ensuring full compliance with all tax regulations, as well as tax planning, tax audit, and implementation of strategies to optimize the Company’s global tax position. Overseas, a tax department of 15 employees, including senior tax personnel in Europe and Asia.
Medtronics (formerly Covidien)
Mansfield, Massachusetts, USA
Senior Director of Tax and Treasury
Corporation - Publicly-Held
2008 - 2009
A cross functional role responsible for working on certain federal, state, and international tax planning projects. Additionally, the role was responsible for documentation for all FIN 48 positions of approximately $1.1B.

Dell / EMC
Hopkinton, Massachusetts, USA
Senior Director of Tax and Treasury
Corporation - Publicly-Held
1999 - 2008
Responsible for tax advice in M&A, International Tax and Research and Planning. The company grew from $2B in revenue to $14B in revenue during my approximate 10 year tenure providing a broad tax experience.

Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Senior Associate
Public Accounting Firm - Big Four
1996 - 1999
Responsible for broad tax advice and compliance for high tech and manufacturing clients in the Boston and national clients, as a member of national office.


LLM, Tax 2001
Boston University School of Law
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
JD, Tax 1996
Suffolk University School of Law
BostonUnited States
MS, Finance 1996
Suffolk University, Graduate School of Management
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
BS, Finance and Economic 1992
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, United States

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Associations and Societies

  • Tax Executive Instititue, Manufactures Alliance Tax (MAPI)

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