Finance

Building for Scale: How Finance and Accounting Can Drive Company Growth

Apr 20th, 2022 @11:00 am
Building for scale from an early stage means rethinking people, processes, and systems. In this session, Airbase CFO, Aneal Vallurupalli, will discuss how to approach the finance function at fast-growing companies for each of these three areas.

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Speakers

Aneal Vallurupalli

CFO Airbase
Aneal Vallurupalli is the CFO of Airbase, a spend management company. His background includes scaling early to late-stage corporate finance, corporate development, operations, and tech M&A. Most recently, Aneal was the VP of Finance & Operations at Mattermost, growing the company’s enterprise value—with a 4x increase in revenue growth and by leading its $50M Series B. He also managed the company's fully distributed global growth the number of countries it operates in. Prior to that, he was the Head of Strategic Finance at Mapbox, where he led the company's $164M Series C round of funding from SoftBank, and was the founding member of the Corporate Development team at Guidewire, helping to grow it from an $800M private company to a $7B public company. His career began in technology investment banking at Union Square Advisors, completing a range of public and private M&A transactions.

Andrew Bowman

Finance Director - Global Technology LexisNexis
With over 15 years of corporate experience, Andrew is a seasoned finance leader who excels in turning complicated technical expertise into digestible dialogue for his stakeholders. He is a big four alumnus as he began his career working for Ernst & Young and has been recognized as a top performer in multiple Fortune 500 companies including GlaxoSmithKline, Advance Auto Parts, and LexisNexis. Andrew has been an integral part of multiple acquisitions and has also led global systems implementations that have resulted in streamlined reporting processes and uniform financial reporting. Within the SaaS space, Andrew is a proven leader in cloud expense management, metric-driven financial strategy, and data-based innovation. He is also a leader in his community as he serves on multiple committees at his church and donates his time to coaching youth sports. His passions outside of work include faith, family, and fitness. He is blessed to have a beautiful wife, two loving children, and two dogs that are his best friends.

Building for Scale: How Finance and Accounting Can Drive Company Growth

Building for scale from an early stage means rethinking people, processes, and systems. In this session, Airbase CFO, Aneal Vallurupalli, will discuss how to approach the finance function at fast-growing companies for each of these three areas. He’ll talk about providing direction on what metrics companies should focus on, and how to secure the tools to create and deliver the data needed by all levels – from the board to each of the operating units. Aneal will share his insights about the risks to be managed and how to establish a finance function that can scale in support of a company’s growth.

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