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Erik Bratt, Senior Director of Corporate Marketing
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.
Editor’s Note: For this installment of our multi-part blog series, profiling CFOs who are leveraging treasury to drive strategic change for their organizations, we focus on Masatoshi Miyamoto, CFO of JVCKENWOOD Corporation, a multinational electronics company headquartered in Japan. Masatoshi talks about managing complex organizations, as well as how a treasury management system helps his treasury team support the financial health of the entire organization.
Global treasury teams are wasting an average of 4,812 hours per year using traditional spreadsheets to manage their cash, payments and accounting operations, according to a new Kyriba survey of 100 plus major brands in the U.S. and Europe.
The biggest Excel time-waster, according to survey participants, was getting the daily global cash position, which sucks an average of 1,296 hours per year, followed by treasury-related accounting tasks (1,176), payment fund transfers (960), cash forecast generation (792), and 588 hours per year for other key tasks.
Editor’s Note: In this blog interview, Kyriba welcomes Cheik Daddah, global head of value engineering, to the team. Cheik discusses what value engineering is, why it’s important in choosing a treasury management vendor, and how CFOs can use technology to spark the finance transformation they have been chasing for years.
Hi Cheik, welcome to Kyriba. Tell us a little about your background and what your new role is here at Kyriba.
Editor’s Note: For this installment of our multi-part blog series, profiling CFOs who are leveraging treasury to drive strategic change for their organizations, we focus on Philippe Sanchez, CFO of The Exclusive Group, a value-added services and technologies (VAST) group. Philippe talks about why visibility is key to a successful cash culture and how a good treasury management system can enable cross-organizational communication, allowing treasury to see clearly the health, safety and success of an organization’s treasury management activities.
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.