It’s Not Just Where You Deploy Capital — It’s How You Do It

Most companies go through a detailed budgeting process with careful deliberation over where to invest capital to best support business success. Once established, however, there is often little visibility and control over the actual spending against those budgets. How can CFOs improve control and oversight to eliminate waste, save time, protect against losses, and ensure that capital is fully deployed?

Learn how finance executives can transform their operational and accounting workflow processes to consolidate non-payroll spend for improved visibility into capital deployment.

Questions addressed include:

  • What potential problems are created by the different ways companies spend money? 
  • What are some of the risks associated with company spending—and how can they be mitigated?
  • How can companies ensure that capital is flowing while protecting the company from misappropriation of funds and inefficient time-consuming processes? 
  • How can companies improve real-time controls on spend management throughout the organization?
  • What operational and accounting workflows can you automate?


Jason Lopez

Jason Lopez

Controller, Lattice

Jason has held accounting roles at several startups, including Lattice, Applitools, BlazeMeter, and Upwork. Before that, he was an auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers, working on the financial statements of a Fortune 500 company. Jason discusses the value of automation, company culture, the importance of onboarding, and more in our interview with him.

Aneal Vallurupalli

Aneal Vallurupalli

CFO, Airbase

Aneal Vallurupalli is the Chief Financial Officer of Airbase, a platform geared towards helping companies with their spend management. His background includes early to late-stage corporate finance, corporate development, operations, and tech M&A. Most recently, Aneal was the Vice President of Finance & Operations at Mattermost, where he still serves as an advisor. At Mattermost, Aneal grew the company’s enterprise value—with a 4x increase in revenue growth and by leading the $50M Series B. He also managed the company’s fully distributed global growth by doubling the number of countries it operates in, and growing employee count by 5x. Prior to that, he was the Head of Strategic Finance at Mapbox, where he led the company’s $164M Series C round of funding from SoftBank, and was the founding member of the Corporate Development team at Guidewire (NYSE:GWRE), helping to grow it from a $800M private company to a $7B public company. His career began in technology investment banking at Union Square Advisors, completing a range of public and private M&A transactions including buy-side, sell-side, corporate divestitures, and restructurings.

Aneal also serves on the Board of Directors for The Saint Francis Foundation, a San Francisco-based non-profit organization that benefits Saint Francis Memorial Hospital and its surrounding community. Aneal graduated with a B.S. in Finance from Santa Clara University.


Emily DeNitto

Emily DeNitto

Editor, StrategicCFO360

Emily DeNitto is Executive Editor of Chief Executive Group and Editor of StrategicCFO360, StrategicCIO360 and StrategicCHRO360. Previously she was Executive Editor of Worth Media, Managing Editor of Crain’s New York Business and a restaurant reviewer for The New York Times.

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