Managing Cash in Challenging Times
September 3, 2009

September 3, 2009

CATAAlliance and Brightlights Teleforum: Managing Cash in Challenging Times

A free one hour Teleforum sponsored by CATA and Brightlights
Wednesday, September 16 at 11:00 a.m. EST

Money/credit is in short supply and managing cash, especially for technology-based firms, has become more important than ever. There are a number of more obvious steps that can be taken and truly creative ways of working with your customers, your creditors, and your network to keep your financial position strong.

Join us for this informative one-hour Teleforum and find out from industry experts unique ways of approaching cash management.

Who should attend?
Anyone involved in managing cash or business growth within a technology firm - (i.e. - CEO,COO, CFO or Controller and those who set terms and conditions with customers and suppliers).

Who will be on the call?
George Stalk - Senior Advisor and Fellow of The Boston Consulting Group
George has authored four best-selling books; Competing Against Time, Kaisha: The Japanese Corporation, Hardball: Are You Playing to Play or Playing to Win and Five Future Strategies You Need to Know Now. His articles have been published by many leading publications including Harvard Business Review, where one of his features won the McKinsey Award for being the best of its year. Business Week identified him as one among a new generation of leading management gurus. Consulting magazine named him one of the industry's Top 25 most influential consultants in 2000, 2001 and 2002

Les Lyall - Partner, The Kirchner Group
Les has 25 years of operational, private equity, venture capital and fund management experience. He has served on the boards of private and public companies, has held management operating roles and turnaround assignments, and has worked with companies through the IPO and strategic sale process. Most recently, Les was COO of GrowthWorks Capital, a Canadian venture fund manager with $750 million of assets under management. While at GrowthWorks he was previously Senior Vice President responsible for two Ontario based funds totaling $400 million under management. In this role, he also managed the acquisition and consolidation of six venture funds resulting in a significant investment performance improvement.

Mike Fox, Managing Director, Brightlights
Mike has 20 years of recruiting experience working with technology companies. His company, Brightlights assists software and hardware firms by connecting them with great people, helping them find international channel partnerships and assisting them with strategic business planning and interim management. Mike is the moderator and sponsor of the CATA Teleforum Series.

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