As May quickly approaches, we are getting ready to welcome our customers in Las Vegas and in London for FinancialForce Community Live. Packed with sessions, trainings and what’s sure to be another killer party, this year will be our biggest event yet.
To get ready for the event, get to know a handful of our speakers ranging from executives, customers, staff and even the circus! Here are 10 speakers not to miss and be sure to visit the speakers page to get to know everyone:
1. Patrick Blair – EVP, Commercial Business Unit, Salesforce
Patrick Blair is the EVP of the Commercial Business Unit at Salesforce. Patrick has been in various sales leadership roles within Salesforce since 2007. He is a seasoned sales executive with over twenty years of sales, marketing and business development experience. Prior to joining Salesforce, he was VP of Sales at Covad Communications running their direct sales organization and VP of Sales, Marketing and Business Development at Vital Link Business Systems. Patrick holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University.
2. Jeremy Roche – President & CEO, FinancialForce
Jeremy Roche is President and CEO of FinancialForce. Jeremy was the driving force behind the creation of FinancialForce in 2009 with investment from UNIT4 and Salesforce. Prior to launching FinancialForce, Jeremy was instrumental in the success and global expansion of CODA, a UK-headquartered public company specializing in enterprise accounting applications. In 2008, Jeremy led CODA through its acquisition by UNIT4 and its successful integration with its new parent, creating one of Europe’s top 10 software vendors.
3. Joe Fuca – President, Worldwide Field Operations, FinancialForce
Joe Fuca joins FinancialForce with more than 25 years of experience in senior level executive management positions. Throughout his career, Joe has continuously built high performing global leadership teams in both private and public companies. He has masterfully created and led multi-segment field organizations that contain several routes to market including Enterprise, Commercial, SMB, E-commerce, Professional Services and Indirect Channels.
4. Adrian Ivanov – Chief Customer Officer, FinancialForce
As FinancialForce’s Chief Customer Officer, Adrian’s top priority is to ensure the company delivers optimum value across the entire customer journey. As one of the founding members of FinancialForce, Adrian applies his long history of customer advocacy to create a consistent and superior experience for our 1000+ customers. Prior to this role, Adrian was the Senior Vice President of Global Sales and led FinancialForce through continuous years of substantial growth.
5. John Grüber – General Stage Manager, Cirque du Soleil
John Grüber is the General Stage Manager for Cirque du Soleil’s production of Michael Jackson ONE at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. John is responsible for coordinating logistics across 11 departments over 8 radio frequencies with a cast & crew of 120 members.
6. James “Jay”Guilford – General Stage Manager, Cirque du Soleil
James “Jay” Guilford is the creator of Cirque du Soleil’s SPARK Sessions. As the Content & Creative Lead, Jay works with management & production teams across Cirque du Soleil shows to create training, team building, & incentive experiences for top-performing companies.
7. Asha Aravindakshan – Operations Director, Global Talent, Ashoka
Asha Aravindakshan is Operations Director, Global Talent at Ashoka, an international citizen-sector organization. Ashoka has the largest network of social entrepreneurs worldwide, with nearly 3,000 Ashoka Fellows in 70 countries putting their system-changing ideas into practice on a global scale. The organization uses FinancialForce.com Human Capital Management to manage their HR. They are a recipient of our annual 360s Customer Excellence Award for HCM Excellence in 2014.
8. Lynne Stroyne – Financial Accountant, Summa Technologies
Lynne Stroyne is a Financial Accountant at Summa Technologies, a digital solutions consultancy that combines its human-centered design, strategy and agile software development capabilities to power businesses and deliver engaging customer experiences. Their strategic partnerships with technology leaders like Salesforce and IBM along with their deep technical expertise in both on-premise and cloud applications allows them to employ the latest approaches to build solutions for their clients.
9. Nana Gregg – Sr. Salesforce Administrator, BRG
Nana Gregg is a Sr. Salesforce Administrator at BRG. She is responsible for maintaining the company’s platform security, incorporating new processes and maintaining existing processes on the platform. She is a Salesforce MVP and a winner of last year’s 360 Customer Excellence Community Champion award. BRG is a professional services firm that provides innovative Workplace Management Solutions specializing in business advisory services, technology deployment and staff augmentation in support of Corporate Real Estate and Facilities Management organizations.
10. Dave Hendrickson – Director, Professional Services, FinancialForce
Dave’s 17 year professional services career spans operations, implementation, organizational development, global business process reengineering, strategic market penetration, and theater sales channels enablement ranging from emerging enterprises to $2B in activity. In his role as Director of Consulting and Customer Success, Dave leads the North American consulting, implementation, and expert services teams, as well as the Customer Success Team to drive standards for global consistency.
…and so many more! Visit our official FinancialForce Community Live website to see all of the speakers who will be gracing the stage.