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Erik Bratt, Senior Director of Corporate Marketing

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Erik Bratt is a veteran technology marketing executive, helping accelerate brand awareness and drive lead generation capabilities for B2B technology leaders. He is currently the Senior Director of Corporate Marketing at Kyriba, where he oversees branding, content and communications on a global level. Previously, Erik held senior-level positions at Microsoft, Tealium, Ensighten and WebSideStory (now part of Adobe Systems). Earlier in his career, Erik was a journalist for The San Diego Union-Tribune. He graduated from San Diego State University.

How to Strengthen Treasury’s Role as a Business Enabler

The CFO Perspective

Editor’s Note: For this installment of our multi-part blog series, profiling CFOs who are leveraging treasury to drive strategic change in their organizations, we focus on Douglas Bettinger, CFO of Lam Research, a leading chip manufacturer. Douglas talks about how his treasury team is a business enabler, especially in areas of cash generation, to help drive growth for the organization.

Erik Bratt
June 14, 2018

7 Ways Kyriba Live! 2018 Put the Sizzle into Treasury Management

Kyriba Live 2018! Treasury Management

One month ago, hundreds of treasury and finance professionals descended upon the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort outside Phoenix for one of the largest industry gatherings of its kind, Kyriba Live! 2018. The event was a massive success, bringing together major corporations and high-profile partners for nearly a week of best practice sessions, hands-on training, thought leadership, and value networking.

Here are seven ways that Kyriba Live put the 'sizzle' into the treasury management industry:

L. Erik Bratt
April 2, 2018

Top 10 Reasons to Partner With Kyriba

Top 10 Reasons to Partner with Kyriba

Kyriba continues to experience record sales, thanks to a growing legion of global CFOs and senior leaders who are embracing treasury-led finance transformation. Kyriba isn't content to share in this success alone, however, and is committed to bringing strategic partners along for the ride. In fact, now couldn’t be a better time for a broad range of partners, including ERPs, management consulting firms, systems integrators, banks, resellers and more, to join up with Kyriba to take advantage of a unique market opportunity. Here’s why:

L. Erik Bratt
March 30, 2018

Five Dangers That Bad Cash Forecasts Pose for CFOs

Dangers of a bad cash forecast for CFOs

Proper cash management and forecasting is vital to any organizations for a number of key reasons, including effective liquidity and risk management. Most treasurers understand the importance of timely and accurate cash forecasting -- even if they are not always able to get them -- but do their CFOs? Many senior financial executives accept cash management and forecasting provided by treasury at face value. However, here are five consequences of not being deeply engaged on ensuring accurate cash forecasts on a global basis for CFOs.

Erik Bratt
February 8, 2018

How to Select and Implement the Best Treasury Management System for Your Needs

TMS selection treasury team

While a majority of corporate treasuries still depend on spreadsheets to run their treasury related operations, more and more organizations are adopting treasury management systems (TMS). Implementing a TMS can improve the effectiveness of your treasury function, allowing treasurers to standardize processes, centralize key functions, create a straight-through processing environment, and provide a single source of truth for all financial data.

Erik Bratt
January 16, 2018