Alla MacDonald – Senior Leader, Finance at IntuitAlla MacDonald is the Director of Finance at Intuit. She leads financial planning and analysis function for the $2.5B Small Business Group. She built finance and operations teams and implemented financial IT systems, procedures, budgeting, and forecasting. She guides the decision making of several executives across all business functions, develops and executes a multi-faceted financial support plan to deliver sustained growth and increased performance of the business. Alla joined Intuit in 2005, as a Sr. Financial Analyst and has held numerous roles within the finance organization, including M&A integration and creation of due-diligence processes. Prior to Intuit, Alla held a number of finance and business development roles at HP/Agilent. Alla received a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Santa Clara University in 1996 and then returned to earn her MBA in finance in 1999.
Bill Grah – Vice President, Supply Chain at Annie’s Inc.International leadership in the areas of supply chain management and finished goods/raw materials inventory optimization in the manufacturing and distribution of consumer products. Worldwide forecasting expertise in the high-tech and CPG industries. Proven ability to strategically manage the areas of materials planning, demand forecasting, production scheduling and distribution. Traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe to evaluate, develop, implement various Advanced Planning Systems in the areas of Supply Planning, Demand Planning, Distribution Requirement Planning, Long Term Strategic Planning and Rough Cut Capacity Planning. MBA Indiana University, APICS Certified, Green Belt
Juan Porter – President and Founder at TopDown ConsultingJuan Porter has over 25 years combined client, vendor, and consultant experience with Oracle Hyperion. He is a member of the Oracle Hyperion Partner Advisory Council, he is actively involved in various Hyperion user groups, he has served as the chair of Hyperion’s National Steering Committee, and he has led many Hyperion enhancement committees.
Juan is the president and founder of a leading nationwide consulting firm, which serves over 400 of the Global 2000’s largest and best performing companies. Industry analysts, editors, and authors frequently seek his expertise on the future direction of EPM, current Hyperion releases, as well as insight into strategic and practical ways to solve business problems. Juan has authored articles for publications such as SearchOracle.com, CIO Insight, and Enterprise Applications. He is the Chairman of the OAUG Hyperion SIG and is also a regular presenter for OAUG, ODTUG and other industry groups.
Darika ORiordan – Director FP&A at IntermediaDarika Oriordan has more than 15 years of progressive financial planning experiences from large fortune 500 companies; Gap Inc, Delta Airlines as well as growth technology companies; Hotwire, Blue Coat Systems, Apigee, and Intermedia. She leads FP&A team in planning, forecasting, external/internal reporting, and dealing with enhancing financial analytics for FP&A function.
She brings broad experiences with multiple major cloud based solutions for FP&A. At Intermedia, she has scaled the FP&A team and led efforts in enhancing all aspects of the planning application to be best in class in integrating Financial Planning, Revenue Planning, and Operations Planning into one platform.
Darika has a BA in Economics from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand and MBA from Fuqua School of Business, Duke University.
Jeremy Sinaikin – Director of Corporate FP&A at ZuoraJeremy is a seasoned finance professional with over 10 years of experience. He is currently the Director of Corporate FP&A at Zuora a cloudbased SaaS company that is leading the transition to the subscription economy. His prior roles in include Director of Finance at Trulia leading the New Ventures finance team, as well as various roles at Cisco Systems Inc. Jeremy has a BA in Economics and Environmental Science from Brown University and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Pedro Martinez Del Rio – Senior Finance Manager at OraclePedro Martinez Del Rio is the Senior Finance Manager at Oracle for the North America License and Cloud Applications Business. He oversees corporate level forecasting, reporting and analytics, driving process excellence and financial performance. Prior to Oracle, Pedro’s experience includes three years building the Service and Support Finance organization for Harmonic, a leader in the video SW/HW industry, as well as a decade at General Electric across a variety of roles and industries (financial sector, insurance, healthcare, high tech manufacturing, government vendor), including assignments in Canada, Mexico, Brazil, and Puerto Rico and various US cities as part of GE’s world-class Corporate Audit Staff and GE’s Financial Management Program. As a finance leader, Pedro has partnered with diverse organizations including Sales and Marketing, Product Development, Engineering, Supply Chain, Service and Support and M&A, leading the acquisition and integration of a technology company in the Security industry. Pedro holds a Finance, International Business and Management degree from Florida International University and is a Six-Sigma Black Belt.
Barbara Anderson – Former VP Operations, Product & Innovation at Les Mills USBarbara Anderson is a supply chain executive with more than 15 years of executive level experience in supply chain operations, planning and forecasting.
Having led several projects to design and launch forecasting systems and processes, Barbara has extensive hands on experience identifying the critical inputs to both creating and analyzing forecasts in collaborative teams.
Barbara’s experience includes eight years at Mattel where she launched the Latin America Planning division in 2001. In her role as Director, she was responsible for Operations Planning for the $500 million region. Also in this role, she implemented a new forecasting process as well as spearheaded the design of an internal global forecasting system.
Barbara spent eight years living in New Zealand where she co-founded an etailer fashion line before joining Les Mills to lead their clothing and equipment design and production teams. Barbara moved to back to San Francisco in 2013 where she launched the US Equipment business for Les Mills.
Barbara currently lives in Marin.
Priyanka Chopra – Senior Director, FP&A at Lending ClubPriyanka Chopra leads the Corporate FP&A team for Lending Club. In this capacity she oversees corporate level forecasting, reporting and analytics. Prior to joining Lending Club, Priyanka spent more than a decade across investment banking, private equity, corporate development and business unit finance. She has formerly held roles at Blackstone, Madison Dearborn Partners, Evercore Partners and Trulia. She holds an undergrad degree from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management.
Stephanie Reiter – Vice President, Finance at Lending ClubStephanie Reiter leads the FP&A and Vendor Management teams for Lending Club. In this capacity she oversees planning, forecasting, reporting and financial analytics across the organization. Prior to joining Lending Club, Stephanie spent over 5 years at BlackRock with responsibility of FP&A for the Global iShares (ETF) business. In advance of her tenure at BlackRock, Stephanie held roles at Yahoo! and Diageo. She began her career in the Investment Banking analyst program at Goldman Sachs. She holds undergrad degrees from the Wharton and Engineering schools at The University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Vivian Corneillet – Finance Leader, Strategy & Ops at Citrix Systems, Inc.Vivian Corneillet is a transformational finance leader with 15+ years progressive experience across cloud/SaaS/software, healthcare, and hardware/manufacturing industries for leading companies including Citrix, Johnson & Johnson, and Intel. At Citrix, a cloud company, Vivian has been appointed to high impact roles in planning, business modeling, pricing, business analysis, and M&A for perpetual and subscription businesses. She has led complex business modeling for Citrix transitioning to a hybrid (on-premises and SaaS) business model. Prior to Citrix, Vivian spent five years at LifeScan, a Johnson and Johnson company, and held roles of increasing responsibility in various key finance functions including FP&A, R&D, BD, IT, HR, and Payroll. Earlier in her career, Vivian worked at Intel, focusing on forecasting, budgeting, and expense management. Vivian received her MBA from the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University and BS from the HaaS School of Business at UC Berkeley.
Anders Gjerde – Senior Director Business Operations at Blackhawk NetworkAnders Gjerde is a Senior Director of Business Operations at Blackhawk Network, where he is in charge of supply chain planning, cross-functional execution, supply/demand balancing, and supply chain systems. Prior to joining Blackhawk in 2008 he spent 5 years at Steelwedge, a software company specializing in S&OP. He also spent 11 years as a management consultant applying quantitative methods to solving complex business problems in a wide range of industries including energy, airlines, hospitality and travel. Anders has a BS in Economics and MBA from the Norwegian School of Economics.
Raymon Hales – Senior Finance Controller, Corporate Planning and Reporting at Intel CorporationRay Hales is the Corporate Planning and Reporting Controller at Intel Corporation. His responsibilities include Intel-wide budgets and planning, as well as close and reporting. In addition, he is the chair of Intel's internal FP&A Council.
Ray joined Intel in 1999 as a Revenue Analyst. He has held numerous positions within the finance organization including Operations Controller and Business Development Controller for Intel's Non-volatile memory Solutions Group. He also held positions in Intel's Business Client and eBusiness groups. Prior to Intel, Ray was a software programmer at the Environmental Research and Modeling Laboratory.
Ray received a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from Brigham Young University in 1997. He earned an MBA in finance from the Marriott School at BYU in 1999.
Rick Blair – VP, Integrated Business Planning Solutions Consulting at One Network EnterprisesInnovative supply chain planning leader with 29 years of experience spanning cloud-based planning solutions, multiple manufacturing leadership roles, software implementations, S&OP solution design, best practices advocacy and thought leadership. Driver of collaboration and continuous improvement across varied organizational levels and functional groups. Strong foundation in disciplines of S&OP, IBP, Demand Planning, Supply Planning, Forecasting, Statistical Forecasting, Production Planning, Procurement and Materials Management. His industry experience includes steel, aluminum, specialty metals, chemicals, aerospace, high tech and consumer goods.
Therese Larsen – S&OP Staff Program Manager at Seagate TechnologyTherese Larsen, CSOP, is a Staff Program Manager in the S&OP organization at Seagate Technology LLC. Therese very much enjoys her focus on S&OP outreach and education throughout the company to ensure the understanding of the importance of this instrumental process. She is the S&OP liaison for cross organizational collaboration and communication on meeting cadence, meeting content generation and strategic action, and on deliverable tracking between Finance, Business Operations, Sales Operations, Sales, and Supply Chain. Therese is also responsible for all S&OP process materials, including agendas, playbooks and training libraries.
Before joining the S&OP organization, Therese was a Sr. Program Manager in the Supply Chain and Procurement organization at Seagate working on an RFP for a large scale end to end supply chain planning software purchase. Prior to her work at Seagate, she was a Sales Operations Analyst at Meru Networks, a wireless company, where she focused on global forecasts, pricing and margin analytics, and an Operations Analyst at JDA, formerly i2 Technologies, a supply chain software company, where she reported on consulting and employee project profitability. Therese has found that these past experiences were a natural progression into S&OP.
Kevin Leighton – VP Sales Operations, Commercial Division at Ten-XKevin Leighton is an international operations executive with experience in sales and customer operations, support, supply chain and IT. An excellent communicator able to deal at all levels inside the organization and beyond to partners, suppliers and customers.
Experienced in sales transformation, channel management, operations, strategy & planning, business process/systems design and integration work associated with merger and acquisitions.
Prashant Gupta – Principal Data Scientist at CiscoPrashant Gupta is a senior data scientist and have been working in Silicon valley for 16 years. He is well known for his abilities to find patterns in the toughest of data and generating revenue from data.
Jesper Hybholt Sorensen – Senior Finance Director at OracleJesper Hybholt Sorensen is the Senior Finance Director at Oracle leading the global business finance organization for the Managed Cloud Services Business. He oversees strategic planning, forecasting, reporting and financial analytics. He is formerly of Dupont where he led the global finance teams for the Biotech Division responsible for Performance Management including being the financial lead and owner of the Forecast, Budget & Strategy Process, Competitive Intelligence Financial owner and Lead Analyst. Jesper has extensive experience as a Financial Business Partner supporting a large number of Executive Vice Presidents with optimizing financial performance. During his carrier Jesper has also worked in China and Denmark, has studied in Denmark and Belgium and holds a Master Degree in Economics.
Tony Reese – Co-Founder at Integrated Business Planning AssociatesTony is the co-founder of Integrated Business Planning Associates and is a visionary leader with passion for bringing exciting products to market. His early interest in cars led to his first job as an auto mechanic and then into an impressive career in the automotive / motorcycle industry. Along the way, Tony earned two advanced degrees from MIT and now brings in-depth knowledge of Product Lifecycle Management, Demand Planning and Operations Planning to clients wanting to implement Sales and Operations Planning processes and its current best practice form, Integrated Business Planning.
Andy Fisher – Principal, Forecasting and Planning Processes at End-to-End AnalyticsAndy Fisher is an experienced analytical consultant, having spent almost fifteen years designing, developing, and implementing analytical systems in the high-tech manufacturing, consumer product, and financial service industries. His work has focused on applying quantitative approaches to demand forecasting, financial modeling, and risk management.
Prior to joining End-to-End Analytics, Andy worked at Cisco Systems in San Jose, developing and implementing statistical demand forecasting, new product demand forecasting, and Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) solutions. Andy has also worked for the SAS Institute as an Analytical Consultant, implementing large-scale forecasting systems for Fortune 500 retail and CPG companies. Earlier in his career, Andy worked in financial risk management, developing and implementing portfolio credit risk analytic systems for the world’s largest banks.
Andy holds a Ph.D. in Economics with a focus in time series econometrics and financial economics.
Chris Wetzel – Finance and Strategy Lead at ShypPassionate business partner with experience in the financial, high tech, retail, and entertainment space. With an academic and professional background in computer science, finance, operations, and technology management, I offer a unique blend of skillsets that have proven to add value across a varied number of industries and strategic initiatives.
Prior to obtaining my MBA I honed my financial abilities as a licensed CPA at Deloitte and the Private Equity group within Bank of America.
After graduating from Northwestern I was introduced to the exciting professional landscape of the Bay Area by accepting a role at Apple as the finance lead in a new initiative. This provided an opportunity for me to expand upon my professional skills as I collaborated with a number of teams alongside Finance, including Operations, Marketing, Systems, and Sales. As the lead finance partner, strong communication and presentation proficiency were imperative to convey messaging to all levels of the organization, including the Executive Team.
EA provided me another opportunity to work as a partner in a broad strategic role, working closely with the senior executive teams in both Finance and Operations. Within my first year I led an initiative to revamp the longstanding cost structure to align the financial goals and metrics with those of the business and operation teams.
Stephen Denmark – Sr. Director, Operations at Seagate TechnologyStephen Denmark is Senior Director, Demand Planning, at Seagate Technology. In this role, he has responsibility for Seagate's product portfolio business planning, demand forecasting and analytics and Seagate's S&OP process.
During his 18-year tenure at Seagate, Stephen has held various positions throughout the company, most recently as Senior Director Operations Strategy and Planning, Program Manager for Seagate's acquisition of Samsung HDD, Country Lead of Seagate's Brazil manufacturing operations and Senior Director of Materials for Recording Heads Operations, US and Ireland. Stephen has also held various engineering and management positions in Quality, Program Management, Commodity Management, and Supplier Development. Prior to joining Seagate, Stephen was a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Submarine Service.
Stephen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of California, Irvine, a Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering from Vanderbilt University, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Minnesota-Carlson School of Management.
Arnaud Deshais – VP/Head of Supply Chain and Quality Assurance at RedbubblePrior to working at Redbubble, Arnaud was the Director of Supply Chain Management for Art.com in Emeryville, California. He has almost 20 years of global supply chain experience including Production Planning, Forecasting, S&OP, Purchasing, Partner Management, Logistics and Distribution, Vendor Managed Inventory and Consignment for a wide range of industries such as Electronics, Aerospace, Medical Devices, Biotechnologies and E-business Retail.
Mr. Deshais was a Consultant Manager for CapGemini Ernst and Young Supply Chain Practice for 4 years. Mr. Deshais holds an MBA from Clemson University and is CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management), CIRM (Certified in Integrated Resource Management), CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional), C.P.M. (Certified Purchasing Manager) and is a CPSM® (Certified Professional in Supply Management®).
Kathy Davidson – Former Integrated Business Planning Process Leader of Big Heart Pet Brands (Del Monte Foods)Highly motivated and goal oriented with experience developing and implementing tactical and strategic business plans and initiatives maximizing return on investment (ROI); expansive background and expertise utilizing information to streamline and automate processes reducing time, effort and cost through continuous process improvement and business analysis. Experience in consumer goods as well as in food service and retail, healthcare, recreation management, transportation management, and telecommunication industries focusing on achievement of internal customers’ and corporate objectives. Deep understanding of Finance, Marketing, and Supply Chain Management and the associated development life cycle. Direct the continual upgrading of the staff, equipment, and procedures to maintain pace with technological progress, economic change, and business needs. Thrive at organizing projects and staff to identify and implement innovative tools and concepts to ensure alignment with company strategic objectives. Develop and maintain strong relationships with cross functional teams, senior management, and external stakeholders. Certified Project Manager and Six Sigma Green Belt.
Gary Angel – CEO at Digital MortarWidely considered one of the leading digital measurement experts in the world, Gary recently launched a new venture focusing on digital analytics tracking and strategies in the physical retail space. He previously led EY’s Digital Analytics Practice from 2013-2016. EY acquired Gary’s previous company – Semphonic – in March of 2013. As Semphonic’s President and co-Founder, Gary led Semphonic’s growth over a 15 year period from a 2-person practice to the one of the leading digital analytics practices in the United States. Voted the most Influential Industry Contributor by the Digital Analytics Association in 2012, Gary writes an influential blog (http://semphonic.blogs.com/semangel), has published more than twenty whitepapers on advanced digital analytics practice and is a frequent speaker at industry events.
Arik Johnson – Founder and Chairman at Aurora WDCArik Johnson is Chairman of Aurora WDC, the intelligence advisory firm he founded in 1995. After stepping aside as CEO in late 2009, today Arik serves as Managing Director and lead architect at Aurora’s R&D lab, think tank network and intelligence policy institute, the Center for Organizational Reconnaissance (COR). Arik is a Fellow of the Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals society and has chaired SCIP’s annual international conference (2006), served on SCIP’s board of directors (2004 – 2006), won SCIP’s Catalyst award (2005), and served as a chapter coordinator, as well as, trustee and development committee chair of the CI Foundation.