CFOs are stewards of shareholder return and tasked with controlling costs and driving revenue growth for their organizations. Managing indirect spend and travel and entertainment costs in particular is a critical initiative for finance teams today, with implications across the organization.
When corporate travel and booking is optimized in the cloud and on mobile devices, it takes a heavy burden off of the finance team and enables them to dedicate their time to value-added activities such as driving revenue growth.
This webcast will explore several topics, including:
- The strategic role of the CFO in controlling T&E spend
- The impact of software solutions and automation on T&E management
- The challenges and rewards of transforming your organization’s approach to T&E spend
- The questions you should be asking employees, suppliers, and vendors as you evaluate solutions for effective spend management
- A tangible framework for controlling costs and growing shareholder return
About the Speaker
John Rizzo, CEO, President & Chief Operating Officer, Deem
John has more than 35 years of experience helping guide some of the world’s most successful technology companies through start-up phases, major product launches, branding and marketing campaigns, rapid growth, acquisitions and IPOs. Before joining Deem, he was Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Customer Officer and General Manager at SolarWinds, an IT software company that grew from $325 million to $505 million in revenues during his tenure. SolarWinds was taken private in a $4.5 billion transaction – over a 75% premium from the time he joined the company. Prior to SolarWinds John was Chief Marketing Officer at Jive Software, where he helped grow the business from $75 million to $150 million in revenues in 24 months and completed a successful $1.75 billion IPO. John has served as CEO at several early-stage startups with successful exits and early in his career held senior leadership roles at Oracle, Apple and Intel. He also sits on the board of Untangle and Filld, and is a board advisor to the Stanford StartX accelerator, Prevedere and Motiva, as well as a being an instructor at Stanford University Continuing Education.
About the Emcee
Jess Bozzo, Content Manager, Argyle Executive Forum
Jess is the Content Manager for Argyle Executive Forum's growing CFO virtual division. In her current role, Jess is responsible for the creation and implementation of virtual event themes, overviews, and working with speakers and partners to create engaging and timely content. Prior to joining Argyle, Jess got her start in audience development and marketing with NewBay Media. A graduate of Gettysburg College, and a New Jersey native, Jess currently resides in Hoboken.