Host: Matt Soderberg, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP
The disruption caused by COVID-19 led many CFOs’ to shift focus from long-term P&L and growth planning to more immediate cash positions. This highlighted the need for enhanced capabilities in the management of working capital, cash flow forecasting, and liquidity. How are companies finding opportunities to improve working capital and better forecast their cash flow? We’ll discuss:
- Building blocks of an agile cash flow forecasting capability.
- What a hybrid forecasting approach looks like in practice.
- How to find “quick win” improvement opportunities within the supply chain.
Meet the speaker
Matt is a principal and leader of the Finance Operations Improvement practice of Deloitte Consulting LLP. He focuses on large-scale finance transformation programs. As part of these large transformations, he has helped develop his clients’ vision for finance, optimized finance processes and organizations, and built and tracked business cases for finance transformation programs. Matt has experience in finance operations, business strategy, project management, process design/redesign, and application implementation. He earned an MBA in finance and financial management services from Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business and a BA in psychology from The University of Texas at Austin.
Eric is a managing director within Deloitte Consulting’s Finance and Enterprise Performance market offering. He advises executives in consumer-facing industries on how to apply strategy and analytics to enable better business decision making company-wide. His expertise is focused around meeting the needs of the chief financial officer. Recently, Eric has completed work at multiple consumer companies in forecasting, predictive analytics, and visualization, as well as enabling next-generation operating models and integrated business planning. His focus has been on innovation across predictive analytics, integrated performance management (planning, budgeting, and forecasting), and process, operating model, and systems improvement initiatives.
Anthony J. Jackson
Anthony is based in Dallas and has more than 17 years of experience advising clients on debt restructuring, preparing for bankruptcy filings, vendor diligence, liquidity and cash flow modeling, store closing analysis, contract assumption/rejection process, and business restructurings. Anthony has led multiple projects that have advised management teams, unsecured creditors’ committees and lenders in turnaround, restructuring and reorganization situations. A few notable engagements include: Restructuring consultant to a major commercial airline in its preparation for and reorganization in Chapter 11 Financial advisor to a $4+ billion global specialty retailer Restructuring advisor to a $200 million E&P company Financial advisor to lender of a $1.0 billion industrial distribution company Financial advisor to a $500 million retail chain with over 200 locations Financial advisor to a $275 million global manufacturer and supplier of copper tubing and fabricated products Anthony is a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor and a member of the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors, the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Turnaround Management Association. He also serves as a board member for The Retina Foundation of the Southwest and was previously a board member and chairman of the board of the Turtle Creek Recovery Center. Anthony has received the following awards/recognition related to services performed: 2016 Energy Restructuring of the year (an independent energy company), by Turnaround Atlas Awards 2016 Distressed M&A Deal of the Year award (an independent oil and natural gas company - $500 million - $1 billion) by the M&A Advisor 2014 Turnaround Management Association's Mega Transaction of the Year Award for a commercial aviation business and airline holding company Winner of the 2013 40 Under 40 M&A Advisor Award – Service Provider category 2012 Corporate Turnaround of the Year (provider of thermal management solutions), Small Mid Markets by M&A Atlas Award Publications Anthony is the co-author of “Using Financial Information in Settlement Negotiations,” Law360 (July 2011), and “Dispute Settlements deserve more diligence,” Corporate Secretary (March 2012). Education: B.S., Mays Business School at Texas A&M University
Ryan has more than 14 years of experience helping global companies improve their sourcing and procurement efficiency and effectiveness. He specializes in leading complex strategic sourcing engagements and has helped his clients save over $350M. Ryan brings broad, cross-industry experience across the source-to-pay cycle, including strategic sourcing, supplier risk management, policy/process design, master data management, system design, implementation, and governance, and organizational design.