Access all the content you missed from Tipalti Illuminate 2023 and gain insights from finance experts on modernizing your finance function. Discover Tipalti’s latest product innovations in global payments, accounts payable automation, procurement, and expense management. Additionally, you’ll discover how automation, machine learning, and innovation are shaping the future of finance.
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Experts on finance automation and operations for growing companies share their insights and expertise during a day of streaming sessions.
Chen is a veteran high-tech executive and repeat entrepreneur. Before founding Tipalti, Chen successfully founded and led multiple SaaS companies from inception to over $100 million in annual sales.
Roby is a serial entrepreneur with vast experience in software and technology. Prior to Tipalti, Roby was the VP of Product of Snoox.com, a social recommendations engine. Roby also co-founded Cent2Cent.
Rob is the President of Tipalti, helping to set their business, customer, and growth strategy. He previously led global marketing, alliances, and Tipalti’s Europe business, bringing over 20 years of leadership experience to the company.
Des is a seasoned executive-level marketing professional with extensive expertise helping B2B SaaS companies scale by driving growth and innovation. Des began his tech career at Apple, driving strategy for multiple product lines and initiatives.
As Tipalti’s CFO, Sarah is responsible for global finance, global accounting, and the legal organization. Additionally, she leads related areas like fundraising, investor relations, and Tipalti’s financial infrastructure to scale globally.
David, CFO at ImaginAb, oversees internal/external financial reporting, capital raising, and corporate governance. Previously CFO at ImmunoCellular Therapeutics, he managed SEC reporting and played a key role in capital raising.
Jim, a media and technology leader for 25 years, built and sold two startups to prominent media companies. He hosts numerous sessions and events, and boasts a track record of building innovative companies. Jim also authors the widely-read LinkedIn newsletter, “Inside the Creator Economy.”
David is a Principal at PWC, specializing in Operations Financial Management, accounting, finance capabilities for Mid-Market firms, cash flow improvement, M&A, IPO, ERP optimization, cost reduction, corporate reporting, and organizational alignment.
Bryan, a seasoned professional with 17+ years of management and consulting experience, specializes in operational improvements through technology consulting. His expertise includes large-scale ERP implementations, such as NetSuite, JD Edwards, and PeopleSoft, and aligning business strategy with technology for sustainable models.
Barb has extensive experience in accounting leadership roles. She has successfully modernized traditional accounting practices and implemented scalable solutions. Currently, she serves as the Assistant Controller at Scribd, the world’s leading digital library.
Herald Chen is AppLovin’s President, Chief Financial Officer and board member. Herald also serves on the Board of Directors of WebMD, Internet Brands, GoDaddy, Teach for America-Bay Area, and the University of Pennsylvania’s Management and Technology Program.
David Tintner is the CEO at ThoughtLeaders, a company designed to help creators monetize their content and establish strong relationships with brand partners. ThoughtLeaders is a leader in sponsorship intelligence, providing data and insights on digital content sponsorships for brands and publishers.
Chris is the Head of Finance at A.Team, the first members-only network of the world’s top engineers, product managers, designers, and marketing talent. A.Team is designed to help growing companies accelerate product development through the power of great teams.
Dick Costolo works with startup CEOs and executives advising them on scaling and leadership as a Managing Partner at 01 Advisors. Dick was CEO of Twitter from 2010 to 2015 and has been Founder and CEO of multiple startups.
Robin is the Chief Financial Officer at Distrokid, a distribution platform for independent artists. She has over twenty years of experience, specialized in corporate financial planning & analysis, valuation and financial advisory services, and investment banking.
Illuminate 2023 Highlights
Illuminate 2023: Where Automation Meets Innovation
Access all the content you missed from Tipalti Illuminate 2023 and gain insights from finance experts on modernizing your finance function. You’ll learn how Tipalti’s solution is complete with the latest product innovations across global payments, accounts payable automation, procurement, and expense management. Additionally, you’ll discover how automation, machine learning, and innovation are shaping the future of finance.
Learn from Tipalti’s own Chen Amit, a veteran high-tech executive and serial entrepreneur, as he showcases finance automation’s breadth, depth, and simplicity.
Chen Amit, CEO, Tipalti
Tipalti Solution Overview
Ready to upgrade with finance automation? Discover how Tipalti leverages Generative AI and decision-making to improve financial accuracy and reduce operational costs. Tipalti CPO Roby Baruch unveils how an end-to-end solution helps you navigate economic uncertainty.
Roby Baruch, CPO, Tipalti
Ruth Orenstein, Senior Director of Product Mgmt, Tipalti
Gil Vind Picciotto, VP of Product Mgmt, Tipalti
Bar Winkler, GM, Procurement Cards & Expenses, Tipalti
Efficient Company Growth—Walking the Tightrope
Experts reveal how to maximize efficiency for sustainable company growth. Gain insights into adapting metrics as your company grows, and discover the pros and cons of using generative accounts payable (AP) and automation to drive growth.
Rob Israch, President, Tipalti—MODERATOR
Des Cahill, CMO, Tipalti
Dick Costolo, former Twitter CEO, Improviser, & Managing Partner & Co-Founder, 01 Advisors
Robin Wheeler Akkerman, CFO, Distrokid
Charting the Future of Finance & Technology: A Conversation with Herald Chen
Join the CFO fireside chat to navigate the intersection of finance and technology. Tipalti’s CFO, Sarah Spoja, and Herald Chen, the President and CFO of AppLovin, discuss Chen’s illustrious career and reveal his journey from investment roles to executive leadership in high-growth businesses.
Sarah Spoja, CFO, Tipalti—MODERATOR
Herald Chen, CFO, Applovin
Boosting Growth Through Payment Transparency and Strong Business Relationships
Join the industry roundtable on how payment transparency fuels growth. Discover the best practices for nurturing creative partnerships by prioritizing the payee relationship and sustainable strategies for a growing network.
Jim Louderback, Editor & Publisher, Inside the Creator Economy—MODERATOR
David Tintner, CEO, ThoughtLeaders
Chris Gonzalez, Head of Finance, A. Team
Exploring the Intersection of Technology and Finance
Maximize finance automation to reshape finance automation. This discussion unlocks opportunities, challenges, and implications at this crucial intersection.
You’ll harness diverse expertise and perspectives while addressing the key challenges and considerations associated with embracing technology in finance.
Nick Levine, Accounting & Fintech Consultant—MODERATOR
Roger Lovis, Founder, Red Egg Consulting
Bobby Lane, CEO, Factotum
Tom Herbert, Tech Editor, AccountingWEB
The Evolving Role of Finance in a Digital Economy
This panel sheds light on the emerging trends, challenges, and opportunities in a digitally driven world. You’ll unveil insights into finance automation technologies and data analytics for transforming workflow processes, decision-making, and strategic planning.
Irina Musteata, Customer Success Manager, Tipalti—MODERATOR
Cristina Escalante, Global Chief Operating Officer, Outset Global
Alexander Azarov, Managing Director, Clickio
Shahid Khalid, Finance Manager, Spitfire Audio
Unlocking AP Potential: Steps to a Strategic Accounts Payable Strategy
Learn to craft a game-changing AP strategy to enhance business growth and optimize working capital. By aligning AP with your organization’s broader goals, you can unlock new avenues for generating a positive return on investment.
David Shebay, Partner, PWC—MODERATOR
Bryan Rhody, Partner, Technology Solutions BPM
David Fractor, CFO, ImaginAb
Barb Tang, Asst. Controller, Scribd