FinListics Solutions President, Dr. Stephen Timme Presents "The Hunt for Hidden Value" at the 18th Annual CFO Rising Conference

Atlanta, GA, April 01, 2011 --( FinListics Solutions President, Dr. Stephen G. Timme, was a featured speaker at the CFO Rising Conference held in Orlando, Florida on March 14, 2011. The CFO Rising Conference brings together some of the most powerful and transformative CFO’s in the nation. Influential thought leaders combine to offer insights, strategies, and concrete solutions which speak to CFO’s core challenges.

“The purpose of the conference is to provide new ideas to up and coming CFO’s. In my presentation, I explored a framework used by profitable companies to increase cash flow, and I discussed what a CFO can do to play a true leadership role in setting the direction for change,” explained Dr. Timme. Dr. Timme used case studies to expound upon his proven three-step, top-down approach for increasing cash flow.

An informal poll of the over 300 attendees revealed the majority are focused on growing the top line as opposed to concentrating primarily on additional cost cutting. Surprisingly, the poll showed less than half consistently use financial benchmarking to evaluate performance. Says Timme, “I strongly recommend all companies utilize financial benchmarking since it provides a more structured way to identify potential areas of opportunities and communicate need for change.”

In addition to receiving advice on best practices from thought leaders, attendees had the opportunity to network with peers to learn what they are doing to gain better predictive measures and how they utilize analytics throughout their organizations. The exhibit hall provided attendees a venue to learn new techniques, products, and solutions to benefit their companies.

About Dr. Stephen G. Timme
Dr. Timme is the President of FinListics Solutions and Adjunct Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology. At FinListics, he is responsible for content, customization and management of delivery. Dr. Timme was previously a Professor of Finance at the Roberto Goizueta Business School at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. There he twice won the Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award. Dr. Timme received his Ph.D. in finance from Georgia State University. Dr. Timme is often a featured speaker at executive seminars and has been featured in publications such as CFO Magazine, CIO Magazine, Supply Chain Management Review and the Journal of Commerce.

About FinListics
FinListics Solutions is committed to providing value-added education, sales enablement tools and support for executive sales forces worldwide. Through our innovative blend of technology and education, FinListics teaches “Financial Linguistics” to sellers so they can identify a client’s pain points, propose effective solutions, and articulate the benefit of that solution in financial terms to C-level executives. FinListics helps sellers: reduce time spent conducting client/prospect research; engage in more meaningful dialogue with client executives, better qualify/disqualify leads; expand footprint with existing customers; build sales pipeline more quickly. Our portfolio of clients includes: Accenture, Citi, Deutsche Bank, DHL, FedEx, HP, IBM, Infor, Manhattan Associates, SAS, UPS, Wells Fargo and many others.

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