December 18th, 2013

Lavante’s Joe Flynn named to The Institute of Financial Operations Board of Directors

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The Institute of Financial Operations has named its new board of directors for 2014.

Board members beginning terms in 2014 are:

  • Joe Flynn, founder and chief strategy officer of Lavante Inc., who will serve as vice chair, sponsor development
  • Desiree Clayton, accounts payable director at Nordstrom
  • Inna Le Guen, head of procurement center of expertise at Manulife Financial
  • Mark Pearson, director of internal audit services and security at Boise Inc.

Board members continuing on are:

  • Andre Hale, Disney Worldwide Shared Services, now senior vice chair, senior financial ops executives
  • Kathy Strasser, WAUSAU Financial Systems, vice chair and treasurer
  • Kathy Shannon, Costco Wholesale, vice chair and secretary
  • Fidel Coutou, Rogers Communication Inc., vice chair, Canadian affairs
  • Charles Kaplan, Perceptive Software Inc., now vice chair, global affairs
  • William Lowman, Shuffield Lowman P.A., vice chair, legal and compliance
  • Romil Bahl
  • Brian M. Good, Diesel Jeans
  • Kathy Hamburger, Hinduja Global Solutions
  • Derrick Murphy, ibml
  • Kathleen E. Romano, Verizon
  • Stephen Urrutia, JPMorgan Chase & Company

About The Institute of Financial Operations

The Institute of Financial Operations is a membership-based professional association serving the entire financial operations ecosystem, with a particular focus on the accounts payable and accounts receivable disciplines and the related fields of information management and data capture. The Institute grew out of the merger of four associations: International Accounts Payable Professionals (IAPP), International Accounts Receivable Professionals (IARP), the National Association of Purchasing and Payables (NAPP), and The Association for Work Process Improvement (TAWPI).

Based in Orlando, Fla., with affiliates in the U.S., Canada, and the UK, The Institute serves as a global voice, chief advocate, recognized authority, acknowledged leader, and principal educator for people in financial operations. The Institute has a community of nearly 70,000, which includes 9,000 members and customers, and an additional 61,000 financial operations professionals.

The Institute’s members have access to benefits and leading-edge resources such as the award-winning Financial Ops magazine, a dynamic, content-rich website, educational and networking events, online educational offerings, certification and certificate programs, career resources, and volunteer opportunities.

The Institute of Financial Operations has named its new board of directors for 2014, including three new members.

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November 19th, 2013

Lavante Inc. Taps Alan Park as SVP Sales

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Former Executive from Trimble, Openwave and PINC Solutions brings SaaS enterprise expertise

to the leader in cloud-based supplier management and recovery audit solutions

SAN JOSE, CA – November 19, 2013 – Lavante, the leading provider of cloud-based supplier information management (SIM) and audit recovery software for Fortune 1000 companies, announced today that Alan Park has joined as SVP of Sales. With more than 25 years of sales management experience in growing enterprise solutions and services businesses, Park will lead the build out and management of the global field, inside sales, account management and channel sales teams.

“Alan is a seasoned enterprise SaaS sales executive who has worked successfully to expand the customer base and revenues within a number of startups and larger companies selling to the enterprise,” said Sam Klepper, CEO and President of Lavante. “We are excited to have someone of Alan’s caliber share our vision of the future and join the team.”

Mr. Park’s experiences include EVP Sales & Marketing at PINC Solutions, SVP Global Sales at Openwave, and VP & GM at Trimble Navigation in addition to Sybase and IBM.  He is well-versed at winning Fortune 1000 clients, developing strategic partner alliances and expanding internationally.

“Lavante is delivering significant value in the enterprise by automating an area of supplier management that has been done mostly by manual means to date,” said Park. “There is a major market opportunity to help corporations reduce risk and enhance productivity with supplier qualification and compliance – and Lavante has an easy to use, quickly deployable solution that does exactly that.”

Mr. Park has a B.S. in Finance from Oregon State University and served as a US Navy nuclear engineering officer.

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September 10th, 2013

Lavante Inc. Announces VP Product Management, Derek Anderson, SaaS Executive from Skire, WorkplaceIQ, Redwood Systems

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SAN JOSE, CA – September 10, 2013 – Lavante, the leading provider of cloud-based supplier information management (SIM) and audit recovery software for Fortune 1000 companies, announced today that Derek Anderson has joined as VP Product Management.  With more than 20 years of experience leading technology companies through growth initiatives, Anderson will lead product strategy, Read More…

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September 4th, 2013

Lavante Inc. and Estuate Partner to Automate Supplier Management with Oracle ERP Systems

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Technology partnership speeds up onboarding of new suppliers while enabling real-time changes to the vendor master file San Jose, CA and Sunnyvale, CA – September 4, 2013 – Lavante Inc., the leading provider of SaaS-based supplier management and profit recovery solutions, and Estuate, a global IT services company and Oracle Gold Partner, today announced a technology Read More…

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August 19th, 2013

Lavante Enhances Compliance and Risk Management Capabilities for Leading SaaS Supplier Management Application

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Lavante SIM™ upgrade adds new workflow approval process, audit trail and e-Signature capabilities  SAN JOSE, CA– August 19, 2013 – Lavante Inc., the leading provider of on-demand supplier management and profit recovery solutions, today announced the availability of enhanced compliance and risk management capabilities in Lavante SIM™, the industry’s most comprehensive application to collect and validate supplier Read More…

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June 11th, 2013

Lavante Inc. Announces New CEO, Sam Klepper, Former Executive with Intuit, Microsoft, and eMeter

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Press Release Lavante Inc. Announces New CEO, Sam Klepper, Former Executive  with Intuit, Microsoft, and eMeter San Jose, Calif. – June 11, 2013- Lavante, the leading provider of cloud-based recovery auditing and supplier information management (SIM) software for Fortune 1000 companies, announced today that Sam Klepper has joined as CEO.  Klepper has an exceptional track Read More…

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May 24th, 2013

101 Best Practices for Accounts Payable – Book Review

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Mary Schaeffer has just released her newest book covering all things AP. With this new book titled 101 Best Practices for Accounts Payable Mary keeps the tradition of providing great information and great value for the reader.

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April 3rd, 2013

Supplier Information management Spotlighted by the Sourcing Innovation blog

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Lavante Connect is one of the more powerful, and more streamlined, supplier information self-management solutions on the market. In the Lavante Connect solution, the supplier is walked-through the 3 to 5-step process of completing their profile and is updated with respect to their progress, and percentage of work remaining, after each step.

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April 3rd, 2013

Ask The Experts

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Lavante has created the Ask the Experts resource page to provide a place where the AP & Procurement community can access direct links to support information. The information Lavante provides is open to the general public. You do not have to be a Lavante customer to participate in any of the Ask The Experts webinars or to benefit from the forums.

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