Founder and CEO: Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC
Gary Cokins is an internationally recognized expert, speaker, and author in enterprise and corporate performance management (EPM/CPM) methods and systems. He is the founder of Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC. He began his career in industry with a Fortune 100 company in CFO and operations roles. Followed by 15 years in consulting with Deloitte, KPMG, and EDS (now part of HP). From 1997 until 2013 Gary was a Principal Consultant with SAS, a business analytics software vendor.
Vice President Relationship Banking Officer
As an experienced banker, former CPA and corporate Financial Executive, my primary purpose is to help my banking clients succeed in achieving their desired personal and business outcomes. Experienced in supporting client businesses in manufacturing, distribution, construction, and professional services.
Business Advisor, American Business Advisory Services
I help and work with Small & Medium Size Businesses recover Business Incentives offer through State and Federal Agencies. The Benefits recovered is not a loan or a grant and does not have to be paid back.
Our Core Services Include;
R & D Tax Incentives, Energy Efficient Commercial Building Deduction - 179D, Cost Segregation Services, WOTC Hiring Credits and other Local, State and Federal Business Incentives.
We can conduct an Incentive Analysis free of charge to see if your business qualifies.
Tiffany Couch is Principal at Acuity Forensics, a Pacific Northwest forensic accounting firm with a national presence. She has more than 20 years of experience in the field of accounting with the last 13 years focused completely on forensic accounting related engagements. Her expertise is in matters involving fraud investigation, forensic accounting, contract and regulatory compliance, internal control risk assessment, and complex litigation. Professional background and experience includes audit, tax, and business consulting services for government entities and privately held business entities in a range of industries.
She has provided expertise as a source to the New York Times, Forbes, CNBC, NPR, Wall Street Journal and First Business News. She is also a regular contributor to Fraud Magazine and the Vancouver Business Journal and has been interviewed for KING 5-TV in Seattle, iHeartRadio and KGW-TV in Portland, and News Talk in Alberta, Canada. Ms. Couch is the winner of the 2014 James R. Baker Speaker of the Year, presented by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) to honor an individual who has demonstrated the true spirit of leadership in communication, presentation and quality instruction. She also serves as a faculty member for the ACFE. With almost 75,000 members worldwide, the ACFE is the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and the premier provider of anti-fraud training and education.
Tiffany Couch is the author of The Thief in Your Company, available at Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, and HudsonBooksellers.com.
Prashanth Southekal is the Managing Principal of DBP-Institute, a Data Analytics consulting and education firm. He has consulted for over 50 organizations including P&G, GE, Shell, Apple, and SAP and solved problems that are at the intersection of data, technology, and business productivity. He is also an Analytics Advisor for SAS-Institute (Western Canada), Evalueserve (Switzerland) and Grihasoft (India). Mr. Southekal is the author of 2 books - Data for Business Performance and Analytics Best Practices. Apart from his consulting pursuits, he is an Adjunct faculty of Data Analytics at University of Calgary (Calgary, Canada) and IE Business School (Madrid, Spain). He has a PhD from ESC Lille (FR) and MBA from Kellogg School of Management (US). He lives in Calgary, Canada.
Co-Founder of Venture 7 Advisors
A career in small business ownership and big business consulting has given me unique perspectives on launching, acquiring, growing and exiting businesses. I’ve advised scores of companies from technology start-ups to global powerhouses, in diverse industries including industrial and consumer product manufacturing, healthcare, professional services, pharmaceuticals, and information technology.
One of the things I’ve learned is how hard it is for small business owners to find experienced, big-picture advice. There are many specialists (e.g. consultants, lawyers, accountants) who play important roles, but advisors who truly understand the whole business ownership experience are rare.
Venture 7 Advisors is my seventh venture (hence the name). My partners and I created Venture 7 so we could help other business owners build and exit their companies with confidence. At this point in our careers, it’s not just “what we do”, it’s who we are.
Founder & CEO - The Outperformer
Brad is the Founder and CEO of the award-winning team at The Outperformer. A passionate consultant to the CFO, accounting and finance space for 15 years, this business was designed to raise the performance bar of finance relative to the rapidly changing landscape facing the profession.
The team now offers solutions across career management and executive coaching, business partnership, leadership and finance culture programs, financial modelling & decision support; all provided under The Outperformer’s unique Co-Design model which was awarded Education & Training Program of the Year in 2018. His role has him working with experts in the field across the world and playing a lead role in the design of large scale programs with clients of The Outperformer.
Always dedicated and curious about the accounting and finance community, Brad wrote and published the popular book “CFgrOw: Staying in the driver’s seat on the path to CFO” (published in 2015), which became recommended reading by the Institute of Chartered Accountants. He has also featured in the Australian Finance Review, Acuity magazine, Shortlist and other publications for his views and research on the accounting and finance profession, and regularly sought out to speak at conferences and events related to careers and the future of finance.
Don’t miss Brad’s Career Management Courses