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Webinar Recording

Addressing the Changing Landscape of M&A and Diversification

Date: Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
Every time you read a business publication, there is an announcement of X company being bought out or Y company spun off - it is the new norm for business. But how do you handle these changes in an efficient and effective way while still running your business and achieving your company goals?

Ron Pachura, VP of Finance Transformation for Fiserv, will discuss his experiences and give clear and practical advice you can use to help keep your sanity. You will also see a live demonstration of how modern technology can help your address the changing landscape.

We will cover:
  • What important procurement considerations must be addressed for pending mergers/acquisitions or divestitures?
  • How can procurement deliver on the promised commitments of the pending merger/acquisition or divestiture?
  • How can the right procurement technology aid on the 1st operational day post the transaction?
  • What are the most pressing financial reporting & control regulatory issues that procurement must solve during a merger/acquisition or divestiture?
After attending this event you will be able to:
Identify the important procurement considerations that must be addressed for pending mergers/acquisitions or divestitures
Understand how procurement can deliver on the promised commitments of the pending merger/acquisition or divestiture
Understand how the right procurement technology can aid on the 1st operational day post the transaction
Identify the most pressing financial reporting & control regulatory issues that procurement must solve during a merger/acquisition or divestiture

Speakers

Ron Pachura, VP Finance Transformation, Fiserv
Ron Pachura
VP Finance Transformation, Fiserv
Ron Pachura leads the corporate finance transformation effort at Fiserv, a publicly-held leading provider of information management and electronic commerce systems for the financial services industry. Pachura is managing the implementation of the finance function re-design and reorganization in order to secure greater productivity and enhanced people opportunities for the global Chief Financial Officer (CFO) organization.

Before Fiserv, Pachura led the technology and finances for First Data’s Prepaid Retail Business. He also worked for several public accounting firms (Andersen, E&Y) as an executive and as a partner (Clifton Gunderson). Pachura completed an Executive Leadership program at Northwestern University, earned a Master’s of Accountancy at DePaul University. He also received a Master’s in Management Information Systems and a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Iowa. He is a certified public accountant (CPA) and maintains an active license.
Kendra Von Esh, Executive Strategic Advisor, Coupa
Kendra Von Esh
Executive Strategic Advisor, Coupa
Kendra Von Esh, a former CIO at Veolia, has been a trusted advisor and CIO for the past decade developing value added strategies and solutions transforming businesses with technology. She has experience merging multiple lines of business and rationalizing application portfolios leveraging cloud strategies and solutions, thereby enabling IT to be agile enough to support a constantly changing business landscape.

Von Esh joined Coupa last year to leverage her experience and active involvement in CIO communities and industry boards to create inspiring dialogue and change strategies with internal and external IT communities.
Moderated by: Khoa Tran, Operations Manager, Proformative
Moderated by: Khoa Tran
Operations Manager, Proformative
Khoa is in charge of live event operations at Proformative and has led the preparation and execution of hundreds of live events on various finance, accounting and related topics across the Office of the CFO. You could say his job is a lot like learning finance and accounting for a living. Khoa is primarily responsible for ensuring great content, delivery, and learning for each of Proformative’s webinars and in-person events.

Sponsor

Event Sponsor Coupa
Coupa - Coupa helps companies create an environment of responsible spending, and by doing that they save money. After all, software doesn’t spend money, people do. And when we’re united by a common purpose, great things happen. E-procurement is an outdated concept; it’s time for We-procurement.

Certification is not required to get started, but please let us know which certifications you have.

By filling out this form you will become a member of Proformative, and are subject to Proformative's User Agreement. This webinar is provided to you for free by the sponsor, who may contact you later.

Continuing Education Information

Certified Public Accountant

  • Continuing Education Credit
    1 CPE Credit
  • Field of Study
    Specialized Knowledge
  • CPE Delivery Method
    Group-Internet
  • Program Location
    Online
  • Program Level
    Basic
  • Prerequisites
    No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.
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Continuing Professional Development

  • Continuing Education Credit
    1 Hour
  • Field of Study
    Specialized Knowledge
  • CPE Delivery Method
    Group-Internet
  • Program Location
    Online
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Certified Management Accountant

  • Continuing Education Credit
    1 CE Credit
  • Field of Study
    Specialized Knowledge
  • CE Delivery Method
    Group-Internet
  • Program Location
    Online
  • Program Level
    Basic
  • Prerequisites
    No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.
More information about CE Credits