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.
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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 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.