Overview

Title: Caring for Cash with Supply Chain Financing

Date: Friday March 30,2018

Time: 2pm EST | 11am PST

Duration: 60 minutes


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Summary

In today’s business environment, cash is king. While many companies may be profitable, their success and financial stability are more likely to be judged by their ability to generate operating cash flow. In tighter lending environments, a company’s best opportunity to increase operating cash flow is through working capital optimization tools, such as supply chain finance (SCF). However, implementing an SCF solution requires more than finding a preferred program partner and formulating a supplier outreach and engagement strategy. Overall, the success of a SCF program largely depends on having a company-wide commitment to achieving desired working capital goals.

Join PayStream Advisors and SCF provider, PrimeRevenue, as we explore how to apply SCF strategies to existing operations in order to improve operating cash flow and a company’s competitive advantage. In order to outline real-world, applicable strategies, this event will cover the transformation story of Boston Scientific, exploring how they achieved over $150 million in increased operating cash flow by leveraging SCF and overhauling how they paid their suppliers. This event is for Treasury professionals searching for tools to increase operating cash flow.

Attendees will learn about:

  • Modern trends in working capital management among North American organizations
  • Change management strategies for optimizing working capital with SCF tools
  • Creating internal partnerships between finance teams and strategic sourcing
  • Dynamics of finding value by using commercial products (PR) to address and overcome internal objections

Accreditation: Webinar participants can earn 1 CPE credit in Management Advisory Services.

Prerequisites: Previous experience in finance

Who should attend? Accounts Payable, Procurement, and Back-office Finance Professionals, CFOs, Finance Directors, Controllers

Advanced preparation: none

Program level: Update

Delivery method: Group Internet Based

Cancellation policy: PayStream Advisors may at its discretion cancel or replace a previously announced program with a program of similar content. We will make every effort to provide sufficient notification of such change. For more information regarding complaint and/or program cancellation policies, please email us at cpe@paystreamadvisors.com. Refund policy: no fee charged

PayStream Advisors is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.

 

NASBA sponsor number: 136565.


Speakers

Anna Barnett
Research Associate
PayStream Advisors

Anna Barnett is an expert in several facets of financial automation software, including eProcurement, Sourcing, Contract Management, Human Resources Management, eInvoicing, and Invoice Workflow. She is also experienced in the organizational procedures and application of software in several specific industries, including Healthcare, Higher Education, and Non-profit institutions. Anna has extensive experience in research-based analytical writing and editing, as well as sales and marketing experience.


Graeme Williamson
Assistant Treasurer, Capital Markets
Boston Scientific

Having joined Boston Scientific as Assistant Treasurer, Treasury Operations in 2014, Graeme was responsible for global operational banking and liquidity management, technology innovation, investments, in-house banking, cash flow forecasting, and integration of acquired treasury operations. Most notably, he led the implementation of a global supply chain finance program that increased operating cash flow by $150 million.

Today, Graeme serves as Assistant Treasurer, Capital Markets and is responsible for offering corporate financing recommendations relative to alternative funding strategies and managing the company's financing portfolio of public debt, revolving credit facilities and global receivables financing facilities. He also leads new debt and equity financing transactions as appropriate and oversee Boston Scientific's foreign exchange risk management program and Rating Agency relationships.

Prior to Boston Scientific, Graeme served as Treasurer of Bain & Company.


Nathan Feather
CFO
PrimeRevenue

Nathan is the longest-serving executive at PrimeRevenue having joined in 2006. He has successfully ushered PrimeRevenue from the early days of conception to today's position as a thriving mid-sized leader in the working capital fintech solutions space. In 2014, Nathan relocated to Prague for two years, which he spent serving as both the CFO and a growth champion for the European arm of the business. He was instrumental in recapitalizing the company with an $80M investment led by BBH Capital Partners in 2015.

With a B.S. in Accounting from Pennsylvania State University, Nathan's business savvy and strategic experience provide strong industry and competitive insights to meet current needs and combat the industry's most pressing challenges. His ideas continue to help shape and define the blueprint of the company's future.

Prior to PrimeRevenue, he was in financial management roles at Ariba, Freemarkets and PriceWaterhouseCoopers.


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