How Benchmarking Helps the CFO Optimize Spend Management
Date: Thursday, February 16, 2017
Time: 2:00 P.M. Eastern Time
Duration: 1 hour
Sponsored by Coupa Software
About the Panelists
Todd Ford, CFO, Coupa Software
Todd Ford is the CFO of Coupa, and oversees the company’s financial operations. Prior to joining Coupa, Todd served as CFO of MobileIron, where he led the company through a successful IPO in 2014, and was responsible for financial planning and analysis, accounting, treasury activities, and investor relations. Todd was a Founding General Partner at Broken Arrow Venture Capital, where he invested in early-stage companies. He also previously served as CFO and President of Rackable Systems Inc. (now Silicon Graphics International Corp.), where he led the start-up from $20 million in revenues to more than $350 million in revenues as a publicly-traded company. Todd has also held various management and financial positions with several technology companies, including Raster Graphics and Cadence Design Systems. He began his career with Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young. Todd currently sits on the Board of Directors for Performant Financial Corporation. Todd holds a B.S. in Accounting from Santa Clara University.
Christopher Sawchuk, Principal, Global Procurement Advisory Practice Leader,
The Hackett Group
Christopher Sawchuk has more than 17 years of experience in supply management, working directly with Fortune 500 and midsized firms around the globe. He has worked in a variety of industries to improve all aspects of procurement, including process redesign, technology enablement, operations strategy planning, organizational change, and strategic sourcing. Mr. Sawchuk is a regular contributor to business publications, a frequent presenter at industry events, and co-author of ePurchasingPlus. He has been recognized by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine as one of its "Pros to Know." Mr. Sawchuk's background includes engineering and operation roles with both United Technologies and IBM.
About the Moderator
Chris Schmidt, Senior Editor, CFO Publishing
Chris Schmidt is the senior editor with CFO Publishing, overseeing the development of custom-content Webcasts and other tailored outreach to senior finance executives. Chris also works with CFO Publishing's research team to conduct studies on a variety of topics.
Before joining CFO Publishing, Chris served as director of corporate communications for Oliver Wyman, a global strategy consultancy. He is a graduate of Colby College. Chris is based in Boston.
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