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Seminar Recording

Keys to Success of Financial Leadership in Driving Revenue Growth

Date: Thursday, August 22, 2013
Time: 4:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT There are no CPE Credits for this Solution Demonstration.
CFO Dimensions 2013 | Governance, Risk, Compliance Track | Session 3 - Learn why CFOs are now at the epicenter of decision making when it comes to evaluating and purchasing software which is critical to driving revenue growth. Why the change? Shortening the order-to-cash cycle, tight financial management of projects and portfolios and real time financial visibility are critical to driving a healthy business. Too often this information is available too little, too late and does not contribute to meeting targets and making sound business decisions. Because of this CFOs are now demanding more rigor around investment analysis and decisions to ensure that the investment supports an organization's financial objectives. Keste CFO Ken Judd discusses the business drivers of why Keste needed to move away from spreadsheets to professional services automation software and how that change has already resulted in a 3x revenue increase and future growth.


Ken Judd, CFO, Keste
Ken Judd
CFO, Keste
Ken Judd is the Chief Financial Officer of Keste, a software solutions and development company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Keste is a premier business solutions organization focused on the execution, delivery and support of enterprise software. Mr. Judd manages all financial aspects of the business and the company has tripled in size with respect to revenue and personnel since he joined in 2008. His key areas of responsibility also include contracts and negotiations, corporate marketing strategies and initiatives, and leading Keste’s resale unit. Before joining Keste, Mr. Judd served in senior financial positions for several successful technology companies including FileTek, a leading provider of large-scale storage virtualization and data management solutions; and SkyBitz, the leading remote asset tracking and information management service provider. He has also worked in the financial services industry where he completed financing for the acquisition of over two hundred million dollars of portfolio assets. Mr. Judd began his career in the audit group at KPMG. Mr. Judd earned his master’s degree in finance from the George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in accounting the University of Maryland. He has been a certified public accountant (CPA) for over 25 years and is an officer for the Dallas chapter of Financial Executives International. He was recently named the CFO of the Year for technology by the Dallas Business Journal.


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There are no CPE Credits for this Solution Demonstration.