20-Minute Tales from the Frontlines of Finance.

Building scalable solutions for effective finance operations.

February, 2021

Teddy Collins urges finance teams to make sure they get a seat at the table by building an effective infrastructure. He shares his perspective and roadmap for financial operations, and addresses the evolving skillsets finance pros need to support the FP&A function. 

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The scope of the finance function continues to widen at small to midsize companies. It’s critical for lean teams to find and implement successful strategies to efficiently leverage systems, processes, and people. Join Teddy Collins, Sr. Director of Corporate Finance & IR at SeatGeek, in this conversation about how to set up your finance operations with scalable solutions. He will also provide perspective on the changing nature and skillsets needed in the FP&A function to accommodate advanced ML and predictive modeling tools. 

Three tips and tricks.

  • The building blocks of a modern finance infrastructure. 
  • Skillsets required to be an operational and strategic leader in the company. 
  • Roadmap on systems, processes, and people in the finance function at different stages.

The value of strategic finance at your fast-growing company.

September, 2020

Amer Ali, Head of Strategic Finance & BizOps at Netlify,  a Series C company that pioneered the Jamstack category. Recently, Amer was named one of Floodgate Fund’s Anchor List top strategic finance professionals.

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Accelerating your monthly close with automation.

September, 2020

Dmitri Litin, Controller for AspireIQ, a community intelligence marketing platform.

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How to streamline the 4 operational areas of a fast growing company.

October, 2020

Meir Rotenberg is a highly experienced finance and operations executive with a deep focus on SaaS companies and especially leading startups to success. He is currently leading Revenue Operations and Financial Operations for Spiff.

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How remote work has impacted expense reimbursement policies.

October, 2020

Daryl Allen is the Director of Finance for Gremlin, an enterprise scaled Chaos Engineering platform. He has led the finance function since the company's formation and carried responsibilities over human resources and operations.

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How / When to migrate to a more efficient ERP.

November, 2020

Winston is a seasoned leader and builder of finance and accounting teams for Enterprise SaaS startups and is currently the Corporate Controller at Harness.

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Capacity planning for 2021.

December, 2020

It’s planning season and businesses everywhere are preparing 2021 budgets. In this session, Drew Schulz shares his novel, data-driven “capacity planning” model for creating budgets.

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How / When to migrate to a more efficient ERP.

March, 2021

There are many reasons why companies decide they need to switch their accounting software to a more comprehensive ERP solution. Whatever the reason, this big step involves many stakeholders and requires detailed planning.

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Setting up for success: How to establish finance and operations to support your company’s growth.

Thu, Apr 29, 2021 | 3:00pm ET / 12:00pm PT

In this session, early stage start-up consultant Lisa Slater will share tips on how to establish efficient systems, processes, and operations. Startups are better served when founders are free to focus on product-market fit and go-to-market strategies rather than operational issues and back-office concerns. An efficient setup supports the growth that all startups seek. Getting it right provides the tools needed to make good business decisions, and sets companies up to take advantage of opportunities.

Lisa’s tale will focus on how to identify, corral and organize the deluge of data following seed financing when startups are in hyper growth mode.

Lisa began her career at PriceWaterhouseCoopers. After working in corporate finance for many years, she founded Three Butterflies Consulting. Her passion is to free up founders’ time by taking care of finance and operations, so they can focus on growth and innovation.

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Procure-to-pay process: Vendor evaluation.

Thu, May 13, 2021 | 3:00pm ET / 12:00pm PT

Gil Adler is the Corporate Controller at BLADE, a technology-powered global urban air mobility platform, committed to reducing travel friction, by enabling cost-effective air transportation alternatives to some of the most congested routes in the US and abroad. Blade is in the process of going public via a SPAC with Experience Investment Corp. Join us as he shares his tales about the procure-to-pay process especially for companies growing from early stage to middle market. When the finance team is charged with handling RFPs for all departments, it needs to build an end-user mindset and a process that evaluates beyond price. Gil will discuss how he has found ways to shore up product knowledge and assess vendors without relying solely on Gartner or other third-party rating sites. He will share tips and tricks on the right questions to ask, and how to work cross-functionally in an organization when a product will be relied on by several departments. Our fun and informative 20 minute conversation will be followed by 10 minutes of your questions.

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