Speakers

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  • Alice Xu
    Alice Xu Workday
    Corporate Treasurer

    Alice Xu is Corporate Treasurer at Workday, Inc. She was hired to setup the Treasury function after the company went IPO in 2012. Currently she leads global treasury operations including Global Banking Relationship, Liquidity Management, FX Hedging, Capital Market and Insurance Risk Management. Prior to Workday, Alice spent 15+ years in various treasury roles at AMD, Cisco Systems Inc. & Mattson Technology Inc. Alice has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley.

  • Amish Parashar
    Amish Parashar AP Ventures
    Venture Capital Investor, University Lecturer, Technologist

    Mr. Parashar is a Managing Partner of Explorers’ Lab, a Silicon Valley firm which works to understand, build, and fund technologies which may disrupt existing and create new industries. Mr. Parashar has been an inventor, entrepreneur, and venture capital investor. He was co-founder and Partner at Yamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratory Silicon Valley, Inc. In this role, he worked to build the team and reputation of the firm while leading strategic planning, innovation partnerships, and early stage investments in emerging and exploratory areas including robotics, AI, and autonomous systems. In 2017, he was named a Top 100 Rising Star by Global Corporate Venturing. He went on to co-found a $100MM Exploratory Corporate Venture Capital Fund. Prior to his Venture Capital roles, he was Director of Innovation at Triple Ring Technologies, a Silicon Valley based technology creation company. Mr. Parashar graduated twice from Dartmouth College and once from the University of London and has held teaching roles at Stanford’s d.school and Singularity University. He currently serves on the Dean’s Council of the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College and is a Fellow at the California Institute for Innovation and Development at UC San Diego.

  • Bob Sneed
    Bob Sneed TransCard
    Executive Vice President of Sales

    Bob Sneed is the executive vice president and head of commercial payments for Transcard. In his current role, Bob is responsible for the sales and account management group with a focus on strategy, process and product innovation. The global payments processing company, takes a holistic approach to optimize payment execution across three unique disciplines: Pay-in (Receivables), Workflow and Pay-out (Payables). The innovative payment applications leverage new and existing network capabilities to deliver optimum value and choice between payor and payee. Solutions integrate traditional virtual accounts through the Mastercard |VISA network, ACH, RTP, check processing and more. Prior to joining Transcard, Bob held executive leadership positions with WEX and Comdata. As an executive with 30+ years of experience in the payments industry, he has a results oriented background in helping clients, business partners and financial institutions capture value through effective payment execution strategies.

  • Carl Slabicki
    Carl Slabicki BNY Mellon
    Executive Manager, Treasury Services

    Carl Slabicki is the Head of Strategic Payment Solutions for BNY Mellon’s Treasury Services. In his current role, Carl is responsible for our Payables and Receivables product group that delivers specialized solutions to optimize payment flows for our multi-segment corporate client base, our bank clients in a private label capacity and our strategy to selectively partner with FinTechs to enhance and scale our services across the market. This product group focuses on providing holistic payment services to support the full spectrum of payables and receivables while optimizing our client’s payment flows and services by leveraging new networks and capabilities such as Real-Time Payments (RTP®), Tokenized Payments® now available with Zelle®, ACH, Check Processing and Specialized Industry Solutions. Mr. Slabicki is the Chair of Zelle’s Wholesale Payments Advisory Committee, a member of the Federal Reserve’s Faster Payments Council and represents BNY Mellon on many industry working groups focused on faster payments such as The Clearing House’s RTP® network and Zelle® disbursements. Prior to joining BNY Mellon in 2014, Mr. Slabicki was the Treasurer for the Wurth Group of North America Inc. which is the regional in-house bank, holding company and shared service center for the Wurth Group. Mr. Slabicki graduated from Muhlenberg College with bachelor degrees in Economics and in Business Administration and is a graduate of SIFMA’s Security Industry Institute at Wharton. He is a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP), an Accredited ACH Professional (AAP) and a member of the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP).

  • Christine Dzwonczyk
    Christine Dzwonczyk Driscoll's
    VP, Treasurer & Head of Global Tax

    Christine has been VP, Treasurer at Driscoll's, Inc., the world’s largest supplier of fresh berries, since 2016 and became Head of Global Tax in 2019. Previously she was Treasurer at Creative Artists Agency, a leading talent and sports agency and TPG private equity portfolio company. Prior to that Christine was VP and Treasurer at Castle & Cooke, a privately held conglomerate and the sister company to Dole Food Company, and at American Golf Corporation, a Goldman Sachs/Starwood private equity portfolio company, and was an Associate at Lazard Frères. Christine started her career in investment banking at Deutsche Bank and was a financial analyst at Keystone Property Trust, a publicly traded REIT. Christine holds a BA in Economics from Goucher College and was an Associate Student at New College, Oxford University.

  • Daniel Blumen
    Daniel Blumen Treasury Alliance Group
    Partner

    Daniel L. Blumen, CTP is a founding partner of Treasury Alliance Group where he leads consulting engagements dealing with working capital management, systems integration, liquidity and risk management and other global treasury issues. Prior to co-founding Treasury Alliance in 2002, he was Managing Director of Knowledge Management Applications, a firm he founded in 1998. Dan was with Bank of America in Chicago and Singapore, where he managed the ASEAN region of the Global Payment Services Group. He also worked for Citibank in Chicago and in London where he had pan-European management responsibility for cash management business development. He has worked with large multinationals and emerging international companies and shares his experience as an author and as a frequent speaker at cash management gatherings worldwide.

  • Daniel Franklin
    Daniel Franklin The Economist
    Exectutive and Diplomatic Editor

    In 2018 Daniel Franklin was appointed to executive and diplomatic editor. Daniel initially held the role of Executive Editor of The Economist from 2006 and Editor since 2003 of The Economist‘s annual publication, “The World in…”; which focuses on the year ahead. Daniel published Megatech: Technology in 2050 in 2017 and his book on long-term trends, “Megachange: The World in 2050”, was published in 2012. Mr Franklin joined The Economist in 1983 to write about Soviet and East European affairs. As the newspaper’s Europe Editor from 1986 to 1992 he covered the great European upheavals, from the collapse of communism to the signing of the Maastricht treaty. After a stint as Britain Editor he moved to the United States as Washington Bureau Chief, covering the first Clinton term. In 1997 he moved back to London as Editorial Director of the Economist Intelligence Unit. From 2006 to 2010 he was Editor-in-Chief of Economist.com. For the following four years he was Business Affairs Editor, running the paper’s coverage of business, finance, science and technology. He also helps with new initiatives undertaken by The Economist Group. His special report on corporate social responsibility, “Just good business”, was published in 2008.

  • David Tao
    David Tao Gusto
  • David Watt
    David Watt Sonder Inc.
    Head of Treasury

    David joined Sonder to found their Treasury department at the start of 2019. Prior to that he spent 4+ years helping Uber expand to nearly 80 countries leading a team that grew to 30 people across 3 locations in the San Francisco, Amsterdam, and Singapore. In addition to the two recent roles with start ups David worked in several public companies such as URS, eBay, and World savings. Before getting into Treasury David worked in Accounting and earned a CPA license in California.

  • James Rossi
    James Rossi Levi Strauss & Co.
    Treasury Director - Capital Markets, Global Corporate Finance and FX

    James joined Levi Strauss 9 years ago because he was intrigued by an iconic company that sells products in more than 110 countries. He wagered there would be no shortage of things to do. Initially he managed the operations of the in-house banks and is now responsible for capital markets, foreign exchange risk and corporate finance. Prior to Levis he worked at Gap and landed a job in Treasury trading out going to medical school (and years of not getting paid) and instead focusing on his passion for foreign exchange and capital markets due to his background in political economics and excessive world travel.

  • Janet Duncan
    Janet Duncan Lyft
  • Jeff Horowitz
    Jeff Horowitz BNY Mellon
    Managing Director, Treasury Services

    Jeffrey Horowitz is Managing Director and Market Head for Relationship Management, Corporate, Government & Not-for-Profit Segments within BNY Mellon’s Treasury Services business. His group focuses on providing global payments, foreign exchange, liquidity management, trade and treasury management solutions for multinational corporations, U.S. government entities, technology companies, real estate & mortgage companies and not-for-profit organizations. In this role, Jeff is a member of BNY Mellon Treasury Services’ Global Relationship Management and Business Development Leadership team. With a career spanning 30 years, Jeff has also held positions with ABN AMRO Bank in the U.S. and Europe, Dreyfus Corporation, Standard Chartered Bank, the Walt Disney Company and Treasury Sources, a start-up FinTech company. He has served as a board member for BNY Mellon Trust Company, an adjunct staff member for the Institute for Shipboard Educations’ Semester at Sea Program and an adjunct faculty member at the New York Institute of Technology. Jeff is currently a member of the BNY Mellon Credit Portfolio Management Committee. He is a frequent speaker at industry events on topics that range from payments and working capital management to treasury strategies, credit and liquidity and he co-authored a recent BNY Mellon paper in 2018 titled “The Future of Payments”. Jeff earned his Bachelor’s degree in education at the State University of New York, College at Cortland and his Master’s degree in business from Adelphi University.

  • Jim Scurlock
    Jim Scurlock Microsoft
  • Kevin Kallaugher
    Kevin Kallaugher The Economist
    Editorial Cartoonist

    Kevin Kallaugher (KAL) is the internationally award-winning editorial cartoonist for The Economist and the Baltimore Sun. In a distinguished career that spans 39 years, KAL has created over 8,000 cartoons and 140 magazine covers. His résumé includes six collections of his published work, exhibitions in a dozen countries, and awards and honours in seven. These awards include Feature Cartoonist of the Year in Britain, Cartoon of the Year in Europe, the Thomas Nast Prize in Germany and the 2017 Berryman Award for cartoonist of the year in the United States. A graduate of Harvard, he has created acclaimed animations and calendars, toured the United States with the Second City improv comedy troupe and addressed audiences around the world. The “World Encyclopedia of Cartoons” says of KAL, “Commanding a masterful style, Kallaugher stands among the premier caricaturists of the (twentieth) century.”

  • Matthew Harlan
    Matthew Harlan Samsara Networks Inc.
  • Michael Ellison
    Michael Ellison Bank of America
    Treasury Advisory Executive

    Michael Ellison is director and treasury advisor in the GTS Advisory team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. In this role, Ellison collaborates with the products and sales teams across the company and advises clients on treasury strategies such as liquidity optimization, risk management, and transformation roadmaps. Ellison has extensive experience in corporate finance, investment banking, and capital markets. He is based in San Francisco. Prior to joining the bank in 2018, Ellison spent 15 years at Mastercard where he held several senior leadership positions. Most recently, he was business financial officer (BFO) of Law and Franchise Integrity where he led financial oversight of the division and partnered with the senior leadership team on shaping and executing strategic initiatives such as the launch of a shared service center to scale resources and optimize cost. Prior to his BFO role, he was assistant treasurer and led a global team responsible for treasury operations and strategy (including capital structure, foreign exchange, investments, and cash management).Previously, Ellison worked as an investment banking associate at Morgan Stanley. He created financial analysis and client presentations while contributing in the execution of M&A and financing engagements. Ellison holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

  • Mike Young
    Mike Young Juniper Networks
    Head of Treasury

    Mike is Head of Treasury at Juniper Networks. He is responsible for directing strategy and execution across capital structure, capital return, FX risk management, investment management, corporate finance, cash flow, and banking operations. Prior to Juniper, Mike worked in various roles, including Treasury, as part of Chevron’s finance leadership development program, and prior to that he began his Treasury career at Disney. Mike also spent time as an English teacher in Japan with the JET Programme. Mike has a BA from UCLA and an MBA from the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business.

  • Nichole Krause
    Nichole Krause Zendesk
    Treasurer

    Nichole Krause, Treasurer, CTP has over twenty years of strategic treasury, finance, and accounting experience. In 2015 she joined Zendesk as Treasurer. Zendesk is a SaaS-based company providing products and services for better customer relationships. From 2006 – 2015 Nichole was Director of Consulting at Hedge Trackers advising clients on all matters of foreign currency risk in relation to ASC 815 (FAS 133) and ASC 830 (FAS 52). Prior to Hedge Trackers she was Assistant Treasurer at Macromedia. Nichole has an MBA (with Honors) from Santa Clara University and a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Arizona. She is a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP).

  • Peter Filipovic
    Peter Filipovic Starbucks Coffee Company
    VP, Treasurer

    Peter has joined Starbucks in 2006 and currently leads it Treasury & Risk Management function. His team is responsible for capital raising and allocation strategy, commodity and currency risk management, cash management, insurance and execution of worker’s comp and customer claims programs. Prior to his current role, Peter served in a number of business development roles most recently as director of international strategy and business development responsible for expanding Starbucks global footprint through company owned operations and licensed partnerships and driving execution of international ownership strategy. Earlier in his career Peter held various finance and treasury roles in Starbucks and Kimberly-Clark. He graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration and received Master of Business Administration degree from Thunderbird. Peter is passionate about balancing profitability with social good and it is important to him that alongside serving great coffee, Starbucks is a leader in corporate social responsibility inclusive of sustainability issues and using its balance sheet for good.

  • Priti Kartik
    Priti Kartik Logitech
    Corporate Treasurer, Head of Credit, Collections and Data Analytics

    Priti Kartik is Head of Global Treasury, Credit, and Collections at Logitech. She joined Logitech in 2012 as Senior Manager and as Head of Treasury since 2016, oversees all functions of Treasury globally. In 2018, her responsibilities expanded to include Global Credit and Collections. Prior to Logitech, Priti worked at Thoratec and Altera where she held various leadership positions in the Finance department. She also served as Vice President and President of the Silicon Valley AFP (formerly PTMA) in 2009-2011. Priti holds a Graduate Diploma in Finance from Australian National University and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Mumbai, India and is CTP certified.

  • Robert Novaria
    Robert Novaria Treasury Alliance Group
    EuroFinance Tutor & Partner

    Bob has more than 30 years of corporate treasury experience in the roles of treasurer, credit director, finance manager and controller at BP America and Amoco Corporation. He has successfully managed post-acquisition integrations, technology upgrades and corporate restructurings. Currently, Bob is a partner with the Treasury Alliance Group, leveraging his corporate experience in client engagements dealing with global treasury, risk and crisis management; cash management and cash flow forecasting; working capital management; shared service operations and general management. He also shares his experiences by tutoring others in courses such as international cash and treasury management, corporate risk management and cash flow forecasting, as well as by chairing, moderating and speaking at treasury conferences worldwide.

  • Sabrina Wong
    Sabrina Wong Veeva Systems
    Treasurer

    Veeva Systems Inc is a cloud-computing company focused on pharmaceutical and life sciences industry applications. Prior to joining Veeva in 2018, Sabrina was Head of Treasury UK for WillisTowersWatson for 2 years and was also at Intel Treasury for 9+ years in the US and UK. She attended UCLA (Chemical Engineering) and USC (MBA).

  • Saif Ashraf
    Saif Ashraf Google
  • Tushar Bharatia
    Tushar Bharatia Amazon
    Sr. Manager, Treasury - Global Expansion, Payments & Banking Strategy

  • Victor Penna
    Victor Penna Standard Chartered
    Managing Director, Regional Head of Cash Management Europe & Americas and Global Head of Structured Solutions Development, Cash

    Victor Penna is a recognized industry leader in financial services with over 30 years’ experience in corporate and transaction banking, treasury consulting, business process reengineering, and technology innovation. He has held Senior Executive roles at Standard Chartered, J.P. Morgan, Citibank, and specialist consulting firms.Victor has responsibility for Standard Chartered’s Cash Management service covering clients based in Europe and the Americas. He also leads a global team of structuring experts who work on the most complex solutions for clients covering digital transformation, e-commerce, global liquidity structures, and hybrid technology solutions incorporating Fintech. Prior to this role he was the Global Sales Head for corporate clients including companies based in Europe, Americas, Asia, Middle East, and Africa. This included global delivery of a range of cash management, trade, supply chain finance, escrow, and transactional FX solutions. Over the past 3 years he has focused heavily on the impact of digitization and emerging Fintech solutions on both the Treasury and core business activities of clients. He has spoken extensively on these topics at many industry conferences and personally leads workshops with many leading corporations to help define their digital strategies.Before joining Standard Chartered in 2013, Victor was the Regional Head of J.P. Morgan’s treasury consulting and solutions teams for Asia Pacific. He also led regional sales teams covering large Asian multinationals and non-bank financial institutions. During his career, he has worked with many Fortune 500 clients on projects covering Treasury Centers, In-House Banks, Payment Factories, Shared Service Centers, and Supply Chain Management Centers. He has also provided advice and solutions covering global liquidity management structures, regional cash management, financing structures, risk management, investment management, process reengineering, and business process outsourcing. His industry experience extends across Oil & Gas, Mining & Resources, Petrochemicals, Power, Technology, Consumer Electronics, Airlines & Shipping, Automotive, Industrials, Insurance, Asset Management, Banks, and the Public Sector. He is regular presenter at major industry conferences.Victor is an Australian and has a Business Degree from Swinburne University of Technology with post-graduate diplomas in Financial Services and Corporate Finance.

  • Zac Nesper
    Zac Nesper HP Inc.
    SVP & Global Head of Treasury

    Zac Nesper is SVP & Global Head of Treasury for HP Inc. In this role he is responsible for FX, Capital Markets, Global Treasury Consulting Services, Pension, Investments, Enterprise Risk Management, Insurance, and Credit & Collections. He also serves as chair of HP’s Investment Review Committee (IRC) which oversees pension and 401(k) assets and is a member of HP’s M&A risk committee. Previously, he was VP & Assistant Treasurer for HP Inc. responsible for all core Treasury functions. Prior to HP, Zac also spent several years at ConAgra Foods where he led the company’s strategic planning processes as well as holding various roles in sales finance and accounting. Zac is a board member of Keyara’s Gift, a Liberian centric charity focused on educating and providing food and medical care through a network of in country staff. Zac is based in Palo Alto and holds a B.A. from Northwestern College in Economics and Finance and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Zac has twice completed Ironman Triathlons, doing the second after telling his wife at the finish line of the first, “don’t ever let me do that again, it’s dangerous.”