Turbo-Charge Finance for Growth with Cloud Financials
Date: Tue, Sep 24, 2013
Time: 02:00 P.M. ET
Duration: 1 hour
As companies evaluate opportunities for growing the business in the midst of uncertainty, finance leaders often face a dilemma of how to achieve growth in a feasible manner without severely compromising profitability, customer relationships and speed of execution. This dilemma is magnified further if the companies' existing business processes are unlikely to provide the infrastructure necessary for anticipated growth.
Whether pursuing growth through acquisition, international expansion, or the launching of new products and services, Finance must somehow keep up with increasing demands using on-premise enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems that were never designed to accommodate changes quickly and affordably.
As a result, these same incumbent on-premise ERP systems tend to be unwieldy for managing change due to growth and often pose a major barrier to companies that are trying to meet their growth objectives.
From this Webcast, you will learn how companies like yours are leveraging cloud financials to help achieve business growth while improving employee productivity at a reasonable economic cost. A panel of finance executives will share their experiences of how cloud financials provides value as a practical solution that delivers significant results in their respective companies.
After attending this Webcast, you will be able to:
- Understand the benefits of cloud-based finance;
- Understand how a cloud financial system will align growth objectives with both finance and IT; and
- Understand the key considerations for adopting a cloud financial system.
About the Panelists
Ron Gill, Chief Financial Officer, NetSuite
Ron Gill is responsible for overseeing NetSuite's global financial strategy and operations. Since joining NetSuite in 2007, he has been responsible for NetSuite's accounting and finance functions, serving as vice president of finance, then as senior vice president of finance. Prior to joining NetSuite, Gill was vice president, finance, at Hyperion Solutions. Previously, he held a variety of financial positions with several of the world's largest technology companies, including SAP, Dell and Sony. Gill holds a Master of International Business Studies degree from the University of South Carolina and a B.A. from Baylor University.
Bill Herrick, VP of Finance, Glassdoor.com
Bill Herrick is vice president of finance of Glassdoor and holds more than 20 years of financial and strategic business management experience. Most recently, Bill served as worldwide corporate controller at NComputing, Inc., which develops and delivers products and technology that make network computing affordable to schools, third world, and BRIC countries. Prior to that, he held several financial management positions with BroadVision, Keynote Systems, Zenith Electronics and United Airlines. He holds a B.A. in Business Economics from Brown University and an MBA degree from Northwestern's Kellogg Graduate School of Management. In addition, Bill is a licensed CPA in California and Illinois.
Steven Yeffa, CFO, Solar Universe
Steven L. Yeffa joined Solar Universe in 2011 as the company's Chief Financial Officer. Previously, he was with Cartridge World as their Chief Financial Officer, starting in 2005, and was promoted to President of Cartridge World Americas in 2008 where he directed the global operations of the 1,600 store franchise operation engaged in the refill and remanufacture of printer cartridges. Prior to joining CW, Steve was the Chief Financial Officer of the Western Region of IKON Office Solutions in Walnut Creek, CA, and he was also the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Leasing Solutions, Inc., a NYSE-traded company engaged in the leasing of information processing and communications devices. He assisted taking LSI public in 1993 and directed the Company's listing on the NYSE in 1997.
While with Leasing Solutions during the mid-90s, he was based in LSI's principal international office outside of London, where he established the Company's successful Western European operations in 10 different countries. He has more than 30 years of senior financial management leadership in office automation, financial services and asset management technologies.
He is an honors graduate of St. Mary's College of California and of the Institute of Lease Management at Columbia University in New York. He also has a professional certification in Leadership & Best Practices from Harvard University.
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