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Your company culture might attract talent, but your Spend Culture will make or break your company. Spend Culture Stories is the first female-hosted and produced podcast on company culture and finance, helping finance leaders learn the tactics, strategies, and processes to build a proactive Spend Culture. Learn how to pick the right tools, implement the most efficient processes, and how to develop the right people to transform the Spend Culture of your organization for the better.
 
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Wajdi Goussoub, the Director of Finance at Plooto gets honest about the changes and sacrifices made during the pandemic, and how he built a successful spend processes that empowers the individual team members within the company. Wajdi also draws to his prior experience as a VC and identifies what makes successful startups stand out from the rest.…
 
Managing Hypergrowth and Achieving IPO in a Downturn Economy In this episode, Jim Kelliher, the CFO at Drift shares how Drift became the fastest growing tech company in Boston, and how they navigated strategic challenges during a downturn by being customer-centric, trusting the team, and investing in the right processes and people. In addition, Jim…
 
Why Finance Leaders Should Stay Informed, Connected, and Humble In this episode, Kingsley Chan, Director of Finance at Finn Ai shares his insights on what makes a forward-thinking, strategic finance leader, and why being informed, connected, and humble and keys to success. In addition, he shares his remote work tips on how Finn Ai was able to adapt…
 
In this episode, Dana Small, the Senior Category Manager, Head of Global Commercial Strategic Sourcing at BioMarin Pharmaceuticals, and procurement blogger join us to chat about how women in procurement can thrive in the profession and the category management must-knows for biotech procurement leaders. Speaker: Dana Small, Senior Category Manager a…
 
In this episode, John Tabis, the Founder of The Bouqs Company shares his thoughts on why building a long-lasting brand is the best investment against a downturn, and his fundraising journeys through Shark Tank and beyond. In addition, he shares why a vision-driven CFO is the best business partner a CEO can get, and what traits to look for in a CFO …
 
In this episode of Spend Culture Stories, Karthik Rama joins us to chat about how procurement can find alignment with finance and work together as business partners, and how procurement leaders can successfully lead a cross-departmental digital transformation project. Speakers: Karthik Rama, Procurement Doctor Karthik is all about Procurement Trans…
 
In this episode of Spend Culture Stories, Daniel Barnes chats with us on procurement and contract management horror stories he's seen throughout the years, and how to combat the biggest blockers to procurement efficiency. In addition, we chat about how procurement leaders can build a personal brand, and how to communicate the value of procurement i…
 
In this episode of Spend Culture Stories, Cynthia Del'Aria shares the challenges of launching a startup as a tech CEO, and how to determine the product-market fit for your organization and to validate an idea before seeking investment capital. Cynthia also shares her thoughts on making the right strategic calls on investment to truly build a sustai…
 
How to Fundraise and Use Your Startup Capital for Growth In this episode, Roy Stein, the CEO and Co-Founder of Babelbark shares how to set a healthy foundational spend culture for early-stage startups, and how to secure your first stage of VC funding - and spend it wisely to grow effectively and efficiently. Speakers: Roy Stein, CEO & Founder, Babe…
 
Category Spend Management Lessons Learned from Zuora & Salesforce In this episode, Maria Centeno, Head of Procurement at Zuora shares her learnings from her many years of strategic sourcing for tech giants such as Salesforce and eBay. She tackles how to best manage marketing and tradeshow spend, and how procurement can work with finance to make the…
 
How Future Driven CFOs Approach Crisis Management In this episode, Adam Metzger, Managing Partner at ACM Consultants and ex-financial trader shares his unique perspective regarding what sets top leaders apart in times of crisis and black swan events, and how to leverage the downturn as an opportunity for growth. Speakers: Adam Metzger, Managing Par…
 
Scenario Planning for the New Normal In this episode, Debbie Rosler, Outsourced CFO at Burkland & Associates chats with us about best practices for scenario planning, how to get started with an easy five-step approach, and the tactics to extend your runway and cash flow. Speakers: Debbie Rosler, On-Demand CFO, Burkland & Associates Debbie Rosler is…
 
Lessons Learned from a Fully Remote Virtual CFO Firm In this episode, Jody Grunden, the CEO and Co-Founder of Summit CPA shares his tips on successfully working remotely as a pioneer in the virtual CFO space, and also what well-run companies do differently from a financial perspective within a crisis. Speakers: Jody Grunden, CEO & Co-Founder, Summi…
 
In this episode, Ryan Lazanis, the forward-thinking founder of Future Firm shares his insights as a veteran fully remote accounting firm owner on how accounting and finance teams can adapt to the changes to remote work, and how to modernize processes for the future. Speakers: Ryan Lazanis, CPA, CA - Founder, Future Firm Ryan Lazanis, CPA, CA founde…
 
In this episode, Steve Watson, the CFO of CFSS Arizona shares his insights as the wearer of two pivotal hats - the CFO and CHRO. As a healthcare CFO, Steve shares the challenges of adapting to a remote work model, and how his essential service was able to transition. Steve also shares his passion for helping others save costs related to employee be…
 
In this episode of Spend Culture Stories, Helina Patience, CEO of Entreflow joins us to talk about her experience scaling Canadian tech and manufacturing organizations. implementing best practices for finance teams, and change management during times of economic downturn.Entreflow is a boutique management and financial consulting firm with a team o…
 
Having the right finance leader is more critical than ever in these uncertain times. John Kasian, Director of Operations at Signature Analytics breaks down the 'who does what' in key finance leadership roles, and also gives some easy to follow tips on the best internal control practices that every venture-backed company should know.…
 
Anna Sun, CPA is a former auditor at PwC and now is the newest member of our finance team at Procurify. In this episode, she shares why many CPAs are flocking to startups, and why she refuses to work for a company that does not use technology to level up their finance team.By By Procurify
 
In this episode, Kelly Barner from Buyer's Meeting Point chats with us on the new role of the procurement executive, and how procurement can reclaim itself as a key function in an organization. She explains the hilarious and shocking stories behind how the role of procurement is behind everything that we see.…
 
Mason Brady is a finance and operations leader who is passionate about empowering finance leaders to act as strategic partners within an organization. In this episode, Mason shares how an inquisitive mindset can bridge departmental gaps, and why people are the key to building a better spend culture.By By Procurify
 
In this episode, Barry Jahansetan, serial CFO for late-stage SaaS startups, shares his learnings for what a SaaS startup needs to know before going public, including the top KPIs to take note of, when to implement technological tools, and how to scale your finance leadership team to get IPO ready.By By Procurify
 
In this episode, Jim Gellas, VP Finance and CFO for hire at Kruze Consulting shares the biggest challenges and growing pains startups face when building their finance function. Jim shares the biggest red flags to look for, what investors care about, and how to prepare your people, processes and systems for success, to scale with your organization.…
 
In this episode, chartered professional accountant Andrew Hunzicker, the founder of Dope CFO shares his insights on what cannabis business owners get wrong about accounting, and how to properly set your books up for success in the fast-growing cannabis industry.By By Procurify
 
In this episode, Perry Wiggins, the CFO of APQC discusses the changing face of the healthcare industry, and the new role and challenges of the CFO. Perry also shares his insights on adopting an unrestricted Spend Culture built on trust and accountability.By By Procurify
 
Brittany Nasso is a Financial Controller at Voices.com. Before Voices.com, she worked with Deloitte as a Chartered Accountant before moving into the world of tech. In this episode, Brittany shares how to drive change and efficient processes that are positive on the bottom line, and also how she made the switch from big four accounting to leading fi…
 
Tania Seary is the president and founder of Procurious, the world’s first online community dedicated to procurement and supply chain professionals, which now has 60,000+ followers and members in 140 countries. In this episode, Tania shares how to create a fulfilling career in procurement, embracing diversity, and what the next generation of procure…
 
Lilia Stoyanov is the CEO of Transformify.com, a recruitment platform. Prior to founding Transformify, Lilia led a team at Coca Cola, where she implemented digital transformation processes in P2P. In this episode, Lilia shares mistakes companies face when it comes to tracking company spending in the procure-to-pay cycle, and how to evaluate the bes…
 
Kate Motonaga, CPE, is the current COO/CFO of Los Angeles’ Museum of Contemporary Art. Prior to joining MoCA, Kate led finance teams in billion dollar companies in steel, mining, and CPG. In this episode, Kate shares the secrets of the finances within the world of world-class museums, such as the hidden costs behind Jack Pollock paintings, and bein…
 
CFO. Finance Consultant. Digital Evangelist. Regional Director of the CFO Centre. Paul Riegel, CPA, CGA is the Regional Director at the CFO Centre, a firm that provides the skills and experience of large company CFOs to small & medium sized enterprises on a part-time basis. In this episode, Paul shares the red flags to look for when it comes to poo…
 
Steve currently serves as the CFO and Assistant Dean at UCLA School of Law where he has worked for the past 21 years. Steve oversees the $90 million budget and 200+ staff at UCLA Law. Learn about Steve’s roots starting out as an assistant accountant, the secret tools to “level up” your game as a finance leader, and what it takes to be the CFO of a …
 
Digital transformation officer. IBM Executive. Procurement strategist.Hans Casteels is the Head of Digital Procurement at IBM, and has over 25 years of professional experience working within and with Fortune 150 or start-up companies. Opinionated, passionate and experienced, learn what Hans thinks of the future of procurement and why automation is …
 
Serial traveller. The “problem fixer”. Generalist. Constant Learner.Rob Dibacco is the COO/CFO of The Arizona Charter School Association. Learn how Rob manages the financial operations of a non-profit organization, how to implement a purchasing process for educational institutions, and how to scale spend management sustainably.…
 
Lindsey Head is the CFO of J Public Relations - and she has figured out her way to financially manage an efficient and lean PR agency. Rather than asserting controls or pushing a budget onto the operations itself, Lindsey truly believes that giving her employees the power to make decisions from the bottom up is the culture she wants to promote as a…
 
In the seventies and eighties, GE was the training grounds for overachievers who would go on to head other companies and challenge the status quo. It was Jack Welch who famously said, “I’m desperate to get myself people who are smarter than me…I’m desperately trying to get people with energy. I call them the 4 E’s: Energy, ability to energize peopl…
 
Peter Gebert is an unusual Finance leader. Right from his beginnings as an accountant working at mining sites in the Arctic Circle, to his astonishing successes leading Finance departments for billion-dollar tech and biotech companies in the Valley, Peter has shown a healthy contempt for workplace silos. His career as a leader in Finance is replete…
 
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