Dave Bookbinder
Managing Director at B. Riley Financial

Known as a collaborative consultant, Dave serves client companies of all sizes and industries in the area of valuation advisory. Working closely with business owners, CFOs, Controllers, CEOs and their trusted advisers, Dave strives to build relationships that add value for the long term.

Dave has conducted valuations of the securities and intangible assets of public and private companies for various purposes including M&A, financial reporting, stock-based compensation, exit strategy, and strategic planning. Among the many types of intellectual property and intangible assets that Dave has valued are human capital assets (people!).

Dave believes that people really are an organization’s most valuable asset and is the author of a #1 best-selling book called The NEW ROI: Return on Individuals, which explores the impact that people have on the value of a business.

It’s an axiom in business that “you can’t manage what you can’t measure.” Business performance, business valuation - it’s all managed by the numbers. While Dave has spent a great deal of time ‘inside’ the numbers, he has learned that the real stories and lessons-learned occur ‘behind the numbers.’ Dave hosts a talk show called Behind The Numbers where he and his guests discuss what matters most in business.

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Kip Boyle
CEO of Cyber Risk Opportunities

Cyber Risk Opportunities company focuses on enabling executives to become more proficient cyber risk managers so their organizations can thrive. Kip and his team provide access to the people, expertise and tools their clients need to manage the risks to the digital assets of their companies—whether those assets are cash, intellectual property, identities or confidential client information.

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Andy Burrows
Owner of Supercharged Finance

Owner of Supercharged Finance - a provider of online resources for Finance professionals

Andy is a popular Finance writer, coach and online trainer.

He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in England in 1995, and has worked in business Finance since 1996, with the likes of Barclays, Centrica, Logica, and Zurich Insurance.

Having experienced a wide variety of Finance roles, including Finance Director, and having played key roles in both Finance and business transformation programmes, Andy increasingly spends his time passing on the benefit of his wealth of experience.

Nowadays, as Founder and CEO of Supercharged Finance, he provides online training and development opportunities and material to help Finance professionals get better at helping the businesses they work for.

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Solange Charas
Founder and CEO at HCMoneyball

Human Capital expert with 25+ years experience as Consultant, Practice Leader, Top Corporate Executive, and Board Director across all industry sectors. Adept at the strategic C-Suite/Board level, as well as “roll-up-your-sleeves” tactical level. M&A Due Diligence expert with 70+ completed transactions.

PhD research proves a direct and statistically significant relationship between Boards (4% impact) and C-Suite teams (20% impact) and corporate profitability. Developed proprietary products to effectively create and manage high-performing work teams (PhD focus); and identify organizational effectiveness and ROI of human capital investment.

Creative and innovative HR leadership, program design and culture/climate change agent. Experience in leading large and diverse programs and staffs. Extensive international experience including competency in five languages. Certified Team Coach.

Distinguished Principal Research Fellow at the Conference Board, and on the Advisory Board of the Human Capital Center

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Peter Chisambara
Founder & EPM Specialist at ERPM Insights

Peter is an Enterprise Performance Management specialist and the Founder of ERPM Insights. With over a decade experience working in finance, he helps business leaders implement strategy more effectively, make informed risk decisions and improve strategic/enterprise performance. Peter is passionate about the integration of strategy, risk and performance functions of the organization and ensure all work together towards the achievement of business objectives, resulting in effective decision-making and improved enterprise performance. His areas of expertise include strategy management, budgeting & forecasting, cost transformation, process improvement, reporting & analytics, and enterprise risk management.

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Contributed by John Cochran
President - Executive Forum

John Cochran, President of Executive Forum, has helped thousands of people in the Pacific Northwest build the skills needed to function as successful leaders at every leadership stage, from the frontline to the C-suite. As a CEO, corporate director and entrepreneur at several start-ups, John has personally experienced the issues and challenges facing companies today. His decades in business management convinced him of the key role leadership development plays in building and leading successful organizations.

Working in a variety of business sectors, John honed his own leadership skills as he led companies through mergers and successfully addressed productivity challenges in both domestic and international settings. John is an active participant in the community, supporting local development organizations and lending his leadership and team-building skills to his church and to youth athletic programs.

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Andrew Codd
Founder and Lead Producer at The Strengths in the Numbers Show

Andrew has 18 years experience in finance leadership and business partnering – developing accounting & finance talent to add value on the commercials and the numbers at recognizable brands like Pepsi, Virgin, Dell and a track record of driving sustainable profitable growth for local SMEs.

He is managing director and founder of an accounting and finance staffing company who match part-time top level talent, such as finance directors and controllers with SMEs, and keep his skills up to date by continuing to work as a part-time finance director for selected clients. As well as supporting SMEs he continues to consult with Dell Technologies on their recurring revenue and as-a-service lines of business.

He has also authored and published a category best selling book (Amazon US and UK) on Finance Business Partnering called “The Audacious Finance Partner: Reveals The Key Factors and Skills for Business Partnering Success”!

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