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Erik Bratt, Senior Director of Corporate Marketing

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Erik Bratt is a veteran technology marketing executive, helping accelerate brand awareness and drive lead generation capabilities for B2B technology leaders. He is currently the Senior Director of Corporate Marketing at Kyriba, where he oversees branding, content and communications on a global level. Previously, Erik held senior-level positions at Microsoft, Tealium, Ensighten and WebSideStory (now part of Adobe Systems). Earlier in his career, Erik was a journalist for The San Diego Union-Tribune. He graduated from San Diego State University.

Kyriba Now Enables Clients to Conduct Their Own Pen-Tests

When Nick Biasevich, Director of Technical Sales Enablement at Kyriba, is in a sales call with large, Fortune 1000 organizations, there is always one thing that gets the IT and security folks in the room very excited: the ability to do their own penetration testing on Kyriba’s leading SaaS platform.
“They love that,” Biasevich said. “It’s hugely appealing from a security perspective, and we are glad to offer it.”
L. Erik Bratt
Agosto 21, 2018

How JVCKENWOOD's CFO Benefits from a Treasury Management Solution

Editor’s Note: For this installment of our multi-part blog series, profiling CFOs who are leveraging treasury to drive strategic change for their organizations, we focus on Masatoshi Miyamoto, CFO of JVCKENWOOD Corporation, a multinational electronics company headquartered in Japan. Masatoshi talks about managing complex organizations, as well as how a treasury management system helps his treasury team support the financial health of the entire organization.

L. Erik Bratt
Agosto 14, 2018

CFOs: Your Global Treasury Teams Are Wasting 5,000 Hours Per Year on Spreadsheets

CFO Treasury, spreadsheets waste 5000 hours

Global treasury teams are wasting an average of 4,812 hours per year using traditional spreadsheets to manage their cash, payments and accounting operations, according to a new Kyriba survey of 100 plus major brands in the U.S. and Europe.

The biggest Excel time-waster, according to survey participants, was getting the daily global cash position, which sucks an average of 1,296 hours per year, followed by treasury-related accounting tasks (1,176), payment fund transfers (960), cash forecast generation (792), and 588 hours per year for other key tasks.

Erik Bratt
Julio 19, 2018

The Importance of ‘Value Engineering’ in the TMS Selection Process

Value Engineering Finance Transformation

Editor’s Note: In this blog interview, Kyriba welcomes Cheik Daddah, global head of value engineering, to the team. Cheik discusses what value engineering is, why it’s important in choosing a treasury management vendor, and how CFOs can use technology to spark the finance transformation they have been chasing for years.

Hi Cheik, welcome to Kyriba. Tell us a little about your background and what your new role is here at Kyriba.

Erik Bratt
Julio 10, 2018

Visibility is Key to a Successful Cash Culture

CFO Perspective: cash culture

Editor’s Note: For this installment of our multi-part blog series, profiling CFOs who are leveraging treasury to drive strategic change for their organizations, we focus on Philippe Sanchez, CFO of The Exclusive Group, a value-added services and technologies (VAST) group. Philippe talks about why visibility is key to a successful cash culture and how a good treasury management system can enable cross-organizational communication, allowing treasury to see clearly the health, safety and success of an organization’s treasury management activities.

Erik Bratt
Julio 5, 2018