The CFO as Chief Growth Officer

© 2018 The Hackett Group, Inc.; All Rights Reserved. | 3000174 This publication has been prepared for general guidance on the matters addressed herein. It does not constitute professional advice. You should not act upon the information contained in this publication without obtaining specific professional advice. Email: [email protected] Atlanta +1 770 225 3600 London +44 20 7398 9100 Sydney +61 2 9299 8830 Atlanta, Chicago, Frankfurt, Hyderabad, London, Miami, Montevideo, NewYork, Paris, Philadelphia, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, Sydney, Vancouver The Hackett Group (NASDAQ: HCKT) is an intellectual property-based strategic consultancy and leading enterprise benchmarking and best practices digital transformation firm to global companies, offering digital transformation including robotic process automation and enterprise cloud application implementation. Services include business transformation, enterprise analytics, working capital management and global business services. The Hackett Group also provides dedicated expertise in business strategy, operations, finance, human capital management, strategic sourcing, procurement and information technology, including its award-winning Oracle and SAP practices. The Hackett Group has completed more than 15,000 benchmarking studies with major corporations and government agencies, including 97% of the Dow Jones Industrials, 89% of the Fortune 100, 87% of the DAX 30 and 59% of the FTSE 100. These studies drive its Best Practice Intelligence Center™ which includes the firm’s benchmarking metrics, best practices repository and best practice configuration guides and process flows, which enable The Hackett Group’s clients and partners to achieve world-class performance. Related Hackett Group Research Why Finance Organizations Own the ERM Mandate and How Best to Execute on It, May 2018 Mastering the New Financial Supply Chain: Navigating New Options and New Technologies, August 2017 About the Advisors Nilly Essaides Senior Research Director Ms. Essaides has over 25 years of experience researching, writing, and speaking about finance and treasury issues, with a focus on the way finance adds value to the enterprise through excellence in financial management and planning processes. Previously, she worked at the Association for Financial Professionals, where she led the FP&A (financial planning and analysis) practice. Ms. Essaides, a prolific blogger with thousands of LinkedIn followers, writes for external publications such as Digitalist Magazine . In addition, she co-authored a book about the internal transfer of best practices, If Only We KnewWhat We Know (Simon & Schuster, 1998). Bryan DeGraw Senior Business Advisor and Program Manager, Customer-to-Cash and Purchase-to-Pay In his current role, Mr. DeGraw conducts research, supports client inquiries, leads member webcasts and performs client briefings. He has 20 years of business experience, having worked in corporate management and in consulting, defining and transforming back-office finance and customer-facing business processes. He has extensive program management office experience that includes defining and documenting methodologies, creating project measurements, facilitating workshops and performing future-state training. In addition, he has advised corporate finance management regarding business plans, budgets and process/performance improvement. Mr. DeGraw’s previous experience with The Hackett Group has included managing and delivering finance, procurement, and complete SG&A benchmark projects for clients in both the public and private sectors.